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US pressures Pakistan on blasphemy laws following murder of American citizen

A few hours after the killing of Tahir Naseem, a hashtag started trending on social media expressing support and praises to the gunman as a hero

With a heavy hand, India rides out Kashmir’s year of disquiet

The scars of last summer remain in Soura, an enclave that became a symbol of Kashmir's resistance to India's central government a year ago

Shocked Hong Kong in a new era under ‘white knuckle’ China...

Quelling of open dissent and the scrubbing of social media accounts do not mean convictions have changed, some say

Media warned against Chinese ‘propaganda’ on plight of Uyghurs

Chinese officials have gone as far as saying ‘the happiest Muslims in the world live in Xinjiang’

Caritas calls on states to address rising risks of human trafficking...

It’s estimated that 40.3 million people are held in conditions of modern slavery, including nearly 25 million in forced labor, and 15.4 million in forced marriage

Hong Kong police arrest four under new security law in move...

Gross misuse of draconian law makes clear its aim is to silence dissent, not protect national security, says rights group director

Hong Kong University sacks veteran democracy activist

Governing council decision reversed an earlier decision by the university senate that there were not enough grounds for a dismissal

Philippines remains ‘deadliest nation’ in Asia for environmental defenders

There 43 reported cases of environment-related killings in the Philippines for 2019, says Global Witness

Religious freedom groups call for dropping of charges against pastor in...

Pastor Keshav Raj Acharya arrested for allegedly spreading false information about new coronavirus pandemic

North Korean women faced torture, rape, malnourishment in detention, says UN...

Women tell investigators how they were abused and treated in North Korean detention centers and prison camps

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