Washington just let Taiwan’s president make two high-profile stopovers despite China and chastised El Salvador for switching ties from Taipei to Beijing.
Aung San Kyi singled out for failure to protect Rohingya.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested last December while investigating 2017 massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state during brutal military crackdown.
McCain died of brain cancer Saturday in his home state of Arizona.
Dry season and imperfect enforcement mean forest fires again threaten the health of millions.
Root causes remain unaddressed in Myanmar as thousands of new refugees seek refuge in Bangladesh.
President Rodrigo Duterte is getting fed up with crime, corruption and violent rebel groups two years into a six-year term, experts say.
One year after fleeing Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are stuck in camps in Bangladesh.
Park Geun-hye was given 24 years in a corruption scandal, and the prosecutor appealed for a tougher sentence.
Stephen Biegun previously worked on National Security Council, advised lawmakers.