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Animosity Towards Vietnam Again Stirs the Political Pot in Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition party officials clashed this week over the relationship their country and its long-time ruler have with Vietnam. The tit-for-tat came as Hun Sen...

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Thai Activists Mother Charged Under Royal Insult Laws over Facebook Post

BANGKOK— The mother of a leading activist against the military junta in Thailand was charged on Monday with insulting the country's monarchy in a one-word Facebook post. Patnaree Chankij...

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New Security Laws Launched in Malaysia

New security laws went into effect Monday in Malaysia. Critics say the new measures give Prime Minister Najib Razak sweeping emergency powers which could be used to trample on human rights. The new...

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Rena Bitter – US. Ambassador to Laos

Rena Bitter, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, is Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a position she has held since 2013....

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North Korean Defector Waits for Freedom

The fate of an 18-year-old North Korean defector who sought asylum inside South Korea’s consulate in Hong Kong last month is still up in the air, although human rights groups hope that...

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