Some pro-democracy campaigners in Asia are drawn to Trump’s willingness to flout diplomatic protocol, abandon international accords and keep his opponents off-balance.
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Thailand has transformed from a country where criticism of the monarchy was only whispered to a place where protesters have spray-painted "the king is dead” on Bangkok streets.
There is no evidence that a coronavirus with the mutation causes more severe symptoms, kills more people or complicates the development of vaccines.
A civil rights activist in Singapore faces the charges for holding up a cardboard sign with a smiley face on it near a police station in March.
In unison, anti-government protesters Wednesday called the King of Thailand a giant monitor lizard, one of the worst things that can be said of anyone in Thai, and spray-painted bus stops and pavement in the capital’s central business district with graffiti describing his sexual ...
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has turned into an apologist for the very generals who once locked her up, downplaying their murderous campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
For the protesters, the military’s enduring power in a country that markets itself as a modern democracy is as alarming as it is anachronistic.
Protesters were forcibly dispersed and two of the movement’s participants were charged with violating an obscure law against endangering the royal family.
For months, pro-democracy protesters have gathered to call for reforms to the monarchy and military, institutions that have dominated Thailand for decades.
Myanmar is a poor country struggling with open ethnic warfare and a coronavirus outbreak that could overload its broken hospitals. That hasn’t stopped its politicians from commiserating with a country they think has lost its way. "I feel sorry for Americans,” said Myint Oo, a ...