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UN condemns abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya

New york: The UN General Assembly approved a resolution strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention.

Official from Suu Kyi’s party killed in Rakhine state

Yangon: An official from Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party was killed in Rakhine state after planning a show of support for the leader’s defence of Myanmar against genocide allegations at The Hague, a spokesman said.

Two Iran prisoners begin hunger strike, supporters say

PARIS (Reuters) - Two foreign academics detained in Iran have begun a hunger strike in protest against their incarceration, according to a letter published by their supporters.

Two Thai soldiers face rare murder charges in restive south

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Two soldiers in Thailand's south have been charged with the murder of civilians, a military spokesman said on Wednesday, in a rare rebuke in the insurgency-torn region where rights groups have long demanded greater transparency.