Bangladesh: Male victims of domestic violence demand gender-neutral laws

29-year-old Majed Evena Azad works for a private company in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. He claims that his wife had mentally tortured him for years, but he couldn't get any help as the socie...

India’s internet shutdowns function like ‘invisibility cloaks’

Last year the Indian government cut off internet access in parts of the country 121 times. These shutdowns were frequently implemented under claims that they prevent the spread of misinformation and h...

Taiwan, US, Japan stage workshop on intellectual property protection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A forum co-hosted by Taiwan, the U.S., and Japan and focused on strengthening intellectual property protection in the Indo-Pacific opened in Taipei on Thursday (Oct. 15). ...

Bangladeshi blogger faces death threats for criticizing Islamic fundamentalism

Asad Noor, an outspoken Bangladeshi blogger, has been facing threats and intimidation from both state and non-state actors for supporting minorities and criticizing Islamic fundamentalism. The at...

Turkey convicts 4 human rights activists of terror charges

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday convicted Amnesty International’s former Turkey chairman, Taner Kilic, of membership in a terror organization and sentenced him to more than six years in pris...

Taiwanese defense think tank to work with Microsoft on defense technologies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese defense research institute has agreed to work with Microsoft Taiwan on seeking technological applications in national defense. The government-funded Institu...

TUV Rheinland and DiSa signed Strategic Cooperation Agreement on UV-C Disinfection AGV

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 18 June 2020 - TUV Rheinland Hong Kong Limited (TUV Rheinland), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services and DiSa Digital Safety Pte. Ltd. ...

TUV Rheinland and DiSa signed Strategic Cooperation Agreement on UV-C Disinfection AGV

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 18 June 2020 - TUV Rheinland Hong Kong Limited (TUV Rheinland), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services and DiSa Digital Safety Pte. Ltd...

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Taipower to cooperate with intelligence agency on improving cybersecurity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has reached an agreement with a government intelligence agency in hopes of improving the company’s digital security competence. ...

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Why the EU isn't sending election observers to Bangladesh

Doubts abound about the ability of Bangladesh's election commission to hold a free and fair general election, expected to be held at the end of December. Skepticism has grown further after a court...

Bangladesh: Beware of what you say on talk shows

If there's one thing that has turned global attention to Bangladesh over the past several years, it's the repeated attacks by extremists on secular bloggers, activists and public intellectuals...