Mahathir Mohamad, who previously led Malaysia for more than two decades, has won a surprise victory over Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been embroiled in a long-running corruption scandal…READ
The list of honors and awards Nobel laureate and Myanmar state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has had revoked because of her handling of the plight of Rohingya Muslims in her country continues to grow…READ
A push by the Philippines government to modernize its transportation system has brought one of the country’s greatest icons under threat: the Jeepney…READ
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson is no stranger to tough negotiations in global hot spots, but his frustration with Myanmar and its leaders, especially Aung San Suu Kyi, led him to resign Wednesday from an international advisory board tasked with bringing peace and stability to Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state….READ FULL STORY
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will no longer serve on the board tasked with implementing changes in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State…READ THE FULL STORY
For many Latin American countries — Three Kings Day which is January 6 — is an even bigger deal than Christmas. We hear about the cake no Three Kings Day celebration can go without: Rosca de Reyes…MORE
The Philippine Congress has extended martial law on the southern island of Mindanao for another year at the request of President Rodrigo Duterte, who says it is needed to continue the fight against armed groups in the region…MORE
Interview highlights from NPR’s interview with Rohingya activist Abdul Rasheed.
A new Pew Research Center survey finds people worldwide are divided on whether life is better today than it was 50 years ago. Economic strength tends to predict greater satisfaction, but not always.
The members of Alien Weaponry aim to preserve their indigenous language through a unique medium: THRASH METAL MUSIC. The New Zealand trio is billed as the first Maori metal band.