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Rights group welcomes ICC decision to allow new inquiry into Philippines’...

“The ICC investigation ... is the only credible avenue for justice for the victims and their families of the ‘war on drugs’"

ACN to hold three days of prayer for Myanmar on second...

Pope Francis earlier this week also called for prayers for Myanmar where an old Catholic church was burned and destroyed this month

Thai court jails activist for 28 years jail for royal defamation

The kingdom's lese-majeste laws are among the harshest in the world and rights groups say they are misused to suppress public debate

Southeast Asian MPs urge Thai gov’t to stop engaging with Myanmar...

The call to disengage the junta came after a meeting between the top leaders of the Myanmar and Thai armed forces

Human Rights Watch decries ‘red-tagging’ of Philippine indigenous leaders, activists

In October 2022, the Philippine justice secretary defended red-tagging before the UN Human Rights Council, calling it “part of democracy”

Buddhist monk leads deadly pro-junta militias in Myanmar’s Sagaing region

The stern-looking 40-year-old monk with broad shoulders and wide-set eyes made a name for himself in Sagaing’s Kanbalu township

Hundreds protest in Afghan city against Koran burning in Sweden

Swedish-Danish far-right politician Rasmus Paludan set fire to a copy of the Muslim holy book in front of Turkey's embassy in Stockholm

Climate change increases human trafficking risks: UN

In 2021 alone, climate-related disasters internally displaced more than 23.7 million people, while many others fled their countries

Philippine missionaries appeal for prayers, support as court hears money laundering...

“We push forward in good faith, onward in the journey with the rural poor toward justice, peace, and the integrity of creation”

Bangladesh defends textbook ‘promoting’ trans rights

The conservative Muslim-majority country's roughly 1.5 million transgender people have long faced discrimination and violence

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