Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, gave an oral report on the situation in Sri Lanka on Wednesday as the global institution weighs whether to extend the deadline for addressing crimes committed during the civil war.
US relations with Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey are some of the most challenging in the region, and Donald Trump's election looks likely to unsettle them all.
In China and Vietnam, where smoking rates are among the highest in the world, state control of the tobacco industry has frustrated public health campaigns.
The Rohingya are a Muslim minority in the primarily-Buddhist country, and have faced discrimination for years. But since October, a counterinsurgency crackdown has likely resulted in mass killings, according to a new UN report.
Hours-long daily blackouts ended suddenly last October after an engineer approached the problem differently – and got the government's backing to solve it.
Walking along Cua Dai is like visiting a beach-restoration technology exhibition, with efforts ranging from stone seawalls to fiber-and-sand wave breakers.
Taliban fighters launched a coordinated assault on Kunduz overnight, approaching the city from four sides and entering the city.
In remarks on Friday, President Duterte likened his war on drugs to Hitler’s crimes against Jews, drawing strong criticism abroad. At home, however, many Filipinos support his harsh tactics.