By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — America needs to provide Vietnam with more defensive weapons, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday as tensions in the Asia Pacific region heightened over China’s expanding land reclamation projects in the South China Sea. But U.S. efforts so far are focused on delivering some of the […]
By Eileen Ng Associated Press PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim began a 5-year prison sentence on Tuesday after a court rejected his final appeal against a sodomy conviction, a decision he called a “murder of judicial independence” and human rights groups condemned as unjust. The case was widely seen at home […]
By Niniek Karmini Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia executed by firing squad five foreigners and an Indonesian woman convicted on drug trafficking charges despite appeals to spare them, with the government defending the action as necessary to combat the rising drug trade.
AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese scholar and rights advocate who founded an influential non-governmental think tank has been detained on the criminal charge of provoking troubles, his lawyer said Sunday.
By Aye Aye Win Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s president on Nov. 15 pardoned 69 political prisoners, including two grandsons of a former dictator, as part of a promise to free all such detainees by the end of the year.
By Todd Pitman The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — In a remote prison in northwest Myanmar, Aye Aung wakes up each day as he has for nearly 14 years — alone in a dark cell on a wooden plank, a prisoner of conscience all but forgotten by the world.
The Coalition for Refugees from Burma (CRB), Amnesty International, Burma Partnership, and University Baptist Church partnered to hold a candlelight vigil for the fourth anniversary of Burma’s 2007 Saffron Revolution at the south end of Green Lake.
By Sean Yoong THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities sought Sunday to deflect criticism that the government was suppressing dissent after making mass arrests and unleashing tear gas against at least 20,000 demonstrators who marched for electoral reforms.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s campaign to vilify this year’s recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and sabotage the award ceremony showed signs of backfiring
GULISTAN, Uzbekistan (AP) — Saodat Rakhimbayeva says she wishes that she had died with her newborn baby.