Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo celebrate with their children after being freed freed from Insein prison after a presidential amnesty in Yangon on May 7th. Photograph: Ann Wang/AFP/Getty Images

The biggest obstacle to releasing two imprisoned Reuters reporters in Myanmar last week was not the country’s military, diplomats and others say, but (...)

 Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi: accused of failing to show moral leadership in the Rohingya crisis.  Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Aung San Suu Kyi has suffered a stinging rebuke from a US diplomat advising on the Rohingya crisis, who accused Myanmar’s de facto leader of failing t(...)

Otto Warmbier is taken to North Korea’s top court in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo. Photograph: Reuters

An American student who took a political propaganda poster from a hotel in the North Korean capital Pyongyang has been sentenced to 15 years hard labo(...)

In the 2016 race, Clinton will put women and children first, casting herself as a champion for low wage earners - both themes central to her campaign launch video. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

The finest moment in Hillary Clinton’s political life – so far – arrived on a hot June day in 2008, when she finally took ownership of her place in(...)

Kenneth Bae, who  was arrested in North Korea 18 months ago and sentenced to 15 years hard labour for attempting to bring down the state, told CNN he was working eight hours a day, six days a week, and was the only inmate at a prison camp staffed by more than 20 officials, including a doctor. Photograph: Reuters

Three American citizens detained in North Korea have appealed to the US government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with US media(...)

On display: a cutout of Jorge Luis Borges at a book fair in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty

In a story called The Dead Man the Argentinean author Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) writes about a character who emerges from a shabby working-class d(...)