General

Complaint filed in Germany alleges atrocity crimes by Myanmar junta

Southeast Asian rights group Fortify Rights and 16 Myanmar nationals have filed a criminal complaint with Germany’s federal public prosecutor general against Myanmar’s junta for atrocities committed against ethnic Rohingya and other groups.The 215-page...

Ancient Jerusalem Hand Imprint Baffles Israel Experts

Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday that they are trying to uncover the meaning of a recently discovered hand imprint carved into the stone wall of an ancient moat outside Jerusalem's Old City.The imprint, which may been made as a "prank", was found ...

Ancient Jerusalem Hand Imprint Baffles Israel Experts

Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday that they are trying to uncover the meaning of a recently discovered hand imprint carved into the stone wall of an ancient moat outside Jerusalem's Old City.The imprint, which may been made as a "prank", was found ...

Health & Safety

Viruses Are Always Changing, Here’s Why That Could Hamper Development of an Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

The Trump administration is pushing to have hundreds of millions of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine available by the end...

Leaders Aim to Drum up Billions for Virus Vaccine Research

An alliance of world leaders is holding a virtual summit Monday hoping to drum up billions of dollars to fund...

Production

Myanmar junta sentences former Central Bank official to 20 years in prison

A court in Myanmar has sentenced a former senior official with the country’s Central Bank, who was arrested in the...

Vietnamese police dismantle fraud group that stole data and hacked bank accounts

Police in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Binh have cracked a fraud ring that took control of users’ mobile...

Lao authorities seem powerless to stop crime in Golden Triangle economic zone

The Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone in northern Laos is a haven for criminal activities including prostitution, scamming and drug...

Southeast Asia remains world rice bowl as pockets of region suffer crop disasters

Rice crops in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar have taken a hit from flooding and conflict this year, casting a shadow...

Foreign Affairs

Myanmar’s junta ignored condemnation of its rule in 2022

  The people of Myanmar suffered as the anti-junta armed resistance took on the military in 2022. It was a year in which not only democracy and human rights eroded in the aftermath of the February 2021 coup, but also one that saw an acute loss of civilian lives and...

Judicial

Myanmar’s junta chief meets Thai counterpart at beach resort to discuss military ties

Myanmar’s junta chief met with his Thai counterpart at a Myanmar beach resort on Thursday for talks that will likely...

Junta and Arakan Army swap prisoners in Rakhine state

Myanmar’s military and the ethnic Rakhine Arakan Army have exchanged prisoners as a seven-week ceasefire still holds.The Jan. 15 prisoner...

Technology

Vietnam ranked world’s fifth worst country for internet freedom

Vietnam is among the worst countries for respecting internet freedom, according to a study by Freedom House, a New York-based...

Facebook Under Fire For Putin Propaganda Push

Facebook Under Fire For Putin Propaganda Push

Published by The Street By Riley Gutiérrez McDermid Mark Zuckerberg’s social network has been spreading pro-Russia disinformation in one of...