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Amnesty International: Hackers attacking Vietnam dissidents

BANGKOK (AP) — Amnesty International says it has found that a hacking group known as Ocean Lotus has been staging more spyware attacks on Vietnamese human rights activists in the latest blow to freedo...

Experts fear fresh wave of political prisoners in Myanmar

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Whether taken from their homes in the middle of the night or grabbed off the streets during protests, hundreds of people have been arrested in the weeks since Myanmar’s milit...

Clubhouse app lets Thailand pro-democracy protesters speak freely

Clubhouse is an invite-only audio app that is surging in popularity in Thailand as a youthful protest movement continues to demand reforms of the government and monarchy. Launched in April 2020, Club...

Hacking group targets Vietnam activists: Amnesty

Global human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Wednesday that Ocean Lotus, a group with ties to the Vietnamese government, has been involved in hacking attacks targeting activists and an N...

G7 countries condemn Myanmar crackdown on protesters

The Group of 7 said Tuesday they "firmly condemn" the army's violent response to demonstrations against the February 1 coup in Myanmar. "Use of live ammunition against unarmed peop...

Thousands of Algerian activists mark second year of protest

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of protesters marking the second anniversary of Algeria’s pro-democracy movement took to the streets Monday in the Algerian capital where a wall of security forces st...

Myanmar coup: Protesters undeterred by police killings

Citizens continue to protest against the military coup in Myanmar, with numerous demonstrations taking place on Sunday across the Southeast Asian nation. More protests are planned for Monday to call ...

Thailand's prime minister survives no-confidence vote

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha survived a no-confidence vote Saturday in parliament amid allegations that his government mismanaged the economy, bungled the provision of CO...

Thailand: PM survives another no-confidence vote

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Saturday as protesters called for demonstrations against his government. Prayuth faced accusations of...

Algeria frees imprisoned journalist, pro-democracy activists

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian authorities freed an imprisoned journalist and more than 30 other pro-democracy activists Friday, in a conciliatory gesture ahead of the second anniversary of their Hi...

Belarus journalist on trial over report on protester's death

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarussian court on Friday opened the trial of a journalist accused of revealing personal data in her report on the death of a protester, part of authorities' efforts to stifle...

Lithuanian president: 'The EU needs a clear strategy for relations with Russia'

DW: Recently Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia will be ready to cease its relations with the European Union in case the EU imposes sanctions that will hurt the Russian economy. D...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2021. There are 315 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Feb. 19...

President Joe Biden signals US return to world stage

Joe Biden on Friday is making his first appearance as US president at an international summit and a major transatlantic security policy conference, with remote formats allowing him to speak at both th...

Algerian president dissolves parliament, frees prisoners

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s president announced Thursday he would reshuffle the government and dissolve parliament to pave the way for new elections, and ordered amnesty for 32 protesters whose ...