Fired-up journalists displaying 'Freedom of the Press' armbands rally in the rain in opposition of a telecommunications law, possibly foreshadowing a larger public awareness movement.
A new report notes an alarming spike in the use of torture by Afghan police, soldiers, and intelligence officers.
The vice president made an unannounced visit to a border village that is the only place where North Korean and South Korean soldiers stand face to face.
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.
Fighting between militants linked to the Islamic state and Philippines military forces has been raging for a week.
Militants have been causing violence in the city since Tuesday and the island has been placed under martial law by President Duterte.
The attack is taking place in Marawi, a mostly Muslim city of 200,000 people on the southern island of Mindanao.
Women pose for photographers on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse race in Ascot, England, on June 20.
A deadly bombing in Pakistan underscores the terror group's hostility towards Muslims who don't share its worldview.
A Pakistani judge has ruled Valentine's Day inconsistent with Islamic teachings. But the holiday has critics all around the world who oppose it as a commercialized, Western import.
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.
On the campaign trail, President-elect Trump repeatedly challenged the status quo regarding key US allies, including NATO, Japan, and South Korea. But his actual intentions are unclear.
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.