Brinta Sukumaran (C), sister of Australian death-row prisoner Myuran Sukumaran, reacts as she is accompanied by family members prior to the execution of her brother at Wijayapura port, as they head to visit Nusakambangan prison island, in Cilacap, Indonesia, April 28, 2015. Photo: Adi Weda/EPA
Wednesday, April 29 2015

Indonesia executed seven foreign drug convicts including two Australians by firing squad Wednesday, causing Canberra to ...

The ASEAN People's Forum expressed concern that ASEAN still has a long way to go in terms of human rights and workers' conditions. Photo: November Rain/Twitter
Tuesday, April 28 2015

Representatives of the ASEAN People’s Forum have expressed concerns over a rash of problems in the Southeast Asian region that ...

Thai police officers investigating rescued Vietnamese women after raiding a surrogacy clinic in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 23, 2011. Thai police arrested a group of Taiwan nationals for running the Baby 101 Company with hiring illegal immigrants and human trafficking, offering surrogacy birth services in Bangkok using Vietnamese women. Photo: EPA
Tuesday, April 28 2015

Criminal groups benefit US$2 billion annually in Asia through people smuggling leading to serious human rights abuses and deaths, ...

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar gather on a boat as they are being rescued by Thai Navy officers before they head to Malaysia, at the Andaman coast, Phuket island, southern Thailand, January 29, 2013. Photo: Yongyot Pruksarak/EPA
Tuesday, April 28 2015

Sweden recognises that the best solution of Rohingya refugees lies with the Myanmar government, a solution in which they create ...

Indian aid - National Disaster Relief Force and IAF teams with relief material on their way to earthquake hit Nepal, April 27, 2015. Photo: EPA
Tuesday, April 28 2015

Humanitarian agencies said they were preparing a large-scale aid operation to earthquake-ravaged Nepal, with more relief planes arriving in the coming hours.

Arakan Army soldiers holding a banner of welcome for the convoy of Ethnic Armed Organizations leaders while on its way from Myitkyina to Laiza, Kachin State, Myanmar, October 29, 2013. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
Tuesday, April 28 2015

The United States has voiced alarm over rare clashes between the Myanmar military and insurgents in Rakhine state ...

Thura U Shwe Mann, left, meets Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Thura U Shwe Mann/Facebook
Monday, April 27 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Thura U Shwe Mann, chairman of Myanmar's ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party, ...

Children near their temporary tent on open ground in Kathmandu after a powerful earthquake followed by strong aftershocks struck Nepal, in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 27, 2015. Photo: Narendra Shrestha/EPA
Monday, April 27 2015

Almost one million children urgently need help after an earthquake claimed more than 3,200 lives in Nepal, the UN children's agency ...

Cadres belonging to the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah), NSCN(I-M) during their group's 30th Republic Day celebrations at the Hebron camp about 40 kms from Dimapur town in Nagaland, northeast India in a stock photos from March 2010. Photo: EPA
Monday, April 27 2015

Militants operating in India’s northeastern state of Assam, and based over the border in Myanmar, are seeking to combine forces ...

Overview as Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders hold hands for the traditional ASEAN handshake to start the 26th ASEAN summit during the opening ceremony at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia, April 27, 2015. The two-day summit of the 10-nation bloc is expected to focus on festering disputes in the South-China Sea and also expected to assess initiatives for the regional single market that is scheduled to begin at the end of the year. Photo: EPA
Monday, April 27 2015

Southeast Asian leaders hold a summit in Malaysia on April 27 seeking to maintain unity in the face of differences over how to respond ...


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