Mar 21, 2013 16:27 EDT
US officials voiced concern Thursday about human rights in fast-growing Southeast Asian nations, pointing to a lack of progress in many places and a worsening situation in some.
Mar 09, 2013 08:59 EST
Ruthless and heavily armed "criminal syndicates" linked to drug smugglers and militias are running the global wildlife trade and turning their guns on the park rangers tasked with protecting endangered species.
Mar 02, 2013 03:06 EST
Smuggling the world's largest land animal across an international border sounds like a mammoth undertaking, but activists say that does not stop traffickers supplying Asian elephants to Thai tourist attractions.
Mar 01, 2013 05:33 EST
Four gang members from Southeast Asian countries were executed in China Friday for the murder of 13 sailors on the Mekong river, after being paraded on live state television.
Mar 01, 2013 02:27 EST
Four convicted murderers sentenced to death for killing 13 sailors were shown on live television Friday being taken from a Chinese prison to their place of execution.
Feb 06, 2013 08:56 EST
Cambodia on Wednesday unveiled a memorial to dozens of foreign and local journalists who died while covering the 1970-75 war that was won by the communist Khmer Rouge regime.
Feb 01, 2013 00:38 EST
Hillary Clinton is stepping down as the top US diplomat firm in the belief she has restored America's global standing during her tenure that may also have traced a path to the White House in 2016.
Jan 30, 2013 22:49 EST
Laos joins the World Trade Organisation on Saturday, a major step for the small communist country but one that experts say may not break its powerful neighbours' stranglehold over its economy just yet.
Jan 16, 2013 15:36 EST
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday urged Laos to ensure the safety of a prominent activist, whose mysterious disappearance a month ago has sent chills through civil society.
Jan 16, 2013 11:07 EST
One month after a prominent activist mysteriously vanished, Laos' nascent civil society is living in fear despite the communist regime's vow it had nothing to do with his disappearance.
Jan 12, 2013 14:01 EST
A desperate search for three people missing in a landslide in southwestern China ended on Saturday when their bodies were pulled from the mud, taking the final death toll to 46 -- many of them children.
Jan 11, 2013 15:20 EST
Three people remain missing after a landslide which killed 43, including seven from a single family, struck a remote village in southwestern China, state media said Saturday.
Jan 11, 2013 09:52 EST
A landslide killed at least 42 people including seven from a single family when it smashed into a remote village in southwestern China on Friday, state media said.
Jan 11, 2013 06:58 EST
A landslide killed at least 36 people including seven from a single family when it smashed into a remote village in southwestern China on Friday, state-run media said.
Jan 11, 2013 04:52 EST
A landslide in southwestern China on Friday killed at least 22 people, including seven from one family, with some two dozen others trapped, local authorities said.
Jan 10, 2013 12:23 EST
Laos will be officially admitted to the World Trade Organisation on February 2, the global mediator said on Thursday, after the southeast Asian country ratified an agreement to become the WTO's 158th member.
Dec 30, 2012 23:35 EST
The sight of two dolphins twisting playfully in the murky waters of the Mekong river elicits barely stifled squeals of delight from a boatload of eco-tourists.
Dec 28, 2012 02:09 EST
Four people smugglers were sentenced to up to 10 years in prison by a Thai court after 54 illegal workers from Myanmar suffocated to death inside a seafood container, an official said on Friday.
Dec 20, 2012 01:01 EST
Laos said on Thursday that it was unaware of the whereabouts of an award-winning development activist whose disappearance has triggered international concern, suggesting he may have been kidnapped.
Dec 18, 2012 21:28 EST
Singapore and Thailand will vie for the honour of becoming Southeast Asia's first four-time champions when the AFF Suzuki Cup final gets under way on Wednesday.
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