asia & pacific
Indonesia's Alleged Human Rights Abuse in West Papua Is Getting International Attention
Allegations of "extrajudicial executions, fatal shootings of peaceful demonstrators, and persistent violence against Papuan women" were raised at the UN this week.
Thailand confirms first microcephaly cases linked to Zika
The U.S. issued new advice for pregnant women traveling to Southeast Asia, now the region has reported cases of the birth defect connected to the Zika virus.
Philippine president warns that terrorists could 'really kill' American troops
"Americans, they will really kill them, they will try to kidnap them to get ransom," Rodrigo Duterte said of Islamic State affiliate Abu Sayyaf in a speech on Monday.
North Korea will probably keep testing nukes no matter what the US does
Kim Jong-un’s regime has repeatedly made a mockery of international sanctions designed to stop the country’s development of nuclear weapons.
Philippine president regrets calling Obama a 'son of a bitch'
The spat began on Monday when a reporter asked how he planned to explain to Obama his support for more than 2,000 extrajudicial killings of drug suspects.