This year China has increased the arrests and repatriation of North Koreans attempting to escape poverty and repression at home.
Among the report's major findings was the weakening of the United States as a champion of democracy.
Providers such as Google and Facebook are being asked to store data on Vietnamese users.
Seoul will have to negotiate significant concessions from Pyongyang and Washington to extend an Olympics pause in provocations.
'Wall Street Journal' quotes US leader saying he already has a 'good relationship' with Pyongyang leader, but Trump says he believes he would have such relationship at some point in future.
Attacks by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters have killed at least 11 people over the past month on the ever-restive southern island Mindanao.
A total of 19 agreements were signed to fund large-scale infrastructure projects including seaports, expressways and an airport.
The fact that the NLD-led government has pressed ahead with the trial indicates the limits of international condemnation.
Beijing pushed its influence over six-country waterway.
The US president spoke by telephone Wednesday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
UN Children Fund's senior advisor says basic living conditions and access to lifesaving services urgently need to be improved