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A fishing boat worker rests while his boat is in port in Thailand. File photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty

While forced labour exists throughout the world, nowhere is the problem more rampant than in the South China Sea, and especially in the Thai fishing f(...)

A man holds a portrait of Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief  Gen Min Aung Hlaing during a rally to denounce  US sanctions in Yangon earlier this month. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Call it the courtroom war of the colonels. More than two dozen Myanmar army colonels have bypassed the battlefield to fight their adversaries in civil(...)

Two men on mobile phones in Singapore: a new law give the government control over content of  online media platforms.  Photograph: Wallace Woon/EPA

Singapore’s parliament has passed legislation against “fake news”, a move that has been criticised by rights groups, journalists and tech firms over f(...)

Detained Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo arrive to listen to their verdict at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Myat Thu Kyaw/Reuters.

A court in Myanmar on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of violating a colonial-era “official secrets” act, concluding a trial that fuelled (...)

A North Korean soldier walks along the banks of the Yalu river in the North Korean town of Sinuiju opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. Photograph:  Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Choi was worried about her sister in North Korea. The last time they spoke, two months earlier, her sister had sounded desperate. She said she had bee(...)

Abdu Shakur, whose son Rashid Ahmed was among 10 Rohingya men killed by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist villagers on September 2nd, 2017, holds a family picture at Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

An investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar prompted a demand from Washington for a credible probe into the bloodshed there and (...)

Cambodian police officers stand guard at the supreme court in Phnom Penh on Thursday. The court ruled to dissolve the country’s main opposition party. Photograph: Mak Remissa/EPA

Cambodia’s top court has ruled to dissolve the country’s main opposition party, ensuring that the prime minister, Hun Sen, runs practically unconteste(...)

After a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparked allegations of ethnic cleansing, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday her country does not fear international scrutiny. Photograph: Aung Shine Oo/ AP Photo

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did(...)

Rohingya refugees heading  to a nearby refugee camp at Ukhiya, Bangladesh, as they flee violence in neighbouring Myanmar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

More than 2,600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar’s northwest in the last week, the government said on Saturday, in o(...)

US President Barack Obama with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

The United States announced an end to its embargo on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam on Monday, an historic step that draws a line under the two coun(...)

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