Elites continue to prosper, despite international sanctions, but those at the bottom remain vulnerable to droughts and floods.
UN human rights envoy says Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims suffer many rights abuses, notes that policies of government led by Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party recall former military junta.
South Korea is talking about Lim Ji-hyun, who fled from North Korea in 2014 but who now appears to have returned there; she disappeared three months ago on a trip to China and may have been kidnapped.
Congress approved martial law on southern island Mindanao through December so troops can hold off Maute Group after a 2-month-old battle that some see as crucial to resisting ISIS in Southeast Asia.
The gang would target rich people and civil servants in China, contact women over social media, trick them into exchanging sexy photos then extort money from them.
Scandal has stunned the Holy See and threatened to tarnish the pope's image as a crusader against abusive clergy.
Draft framework for non-binding code of conduct is a step forward, analysts say, but it is 'not an instrument to settle territorial disputes or maritime delimitation issues'.
Last week, the two sides held their first US-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue in Washington.
But critics say changes fall short of needed substantive reform.
In Cuba, as in North Korea, growing demand for foreign movies and dramas has made smuggling an increasingly profitable venture.
The rice subsidy program, which helped Yingluck sail to victory in a 2011 election, bought rice from farmers at above-market rates.
Dengue is common in South Asia, especially during the monsoon season which runs from June to September, and if untreated, it can be lethal.