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Philippines Health Officials Try To Build Trust in Routine Vaccines
The Philippines is ranked in the top five globally for the highest number of zero-dose children. There are many kids who are only partially vaccinated for diseases that require multiple shots including measles.
Human Rights Watch Demands Probe Into Killing of Prominent Laotian Activist in Thailand
Bounsuan was a former member of the Free Laos group involved in several protests in front of the Lao embassy in Bangkok demanding respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Thailand Opposition Signs Coalition Agreement, Pledges To Restore Democracy
In a joint MOU, coalition leaders vow to draft a new constitution, pass a marriage equality act, and reform the police, military, and the justice process.
Deadly Storm Compounds Need for Aid in Myanmar
Residents at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons said cyclone Mocha had made hundreds of Rohingya refugees “disappear.”
US Lawmakers Issue Dire Warnings on China Competition
In the space of 24 hours this week, a pair of U.S. House committees held hearings exploring measures to counter Beijing’s aggressive use of economic power against the U.S. and its allies.
China Holds Central Asia Summit; Ex-US Official Urges Pragmatism
Earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to the capitals of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to promote investment and urge political reforms.
How Myanmar’s Junta Uses Telecom Companies to Target Journalists
With Myanmar’s four mobile service providers now either directly or indirectly linked to the military, sensitive user data is more easily accessible and could be used to persecute opposition voices, experts say.
Youth Party Seeks to Move Thailand Forward from Army Control
Pheu Thai and Move Forward share a desire to get the army out of politics and they could form a coalition if their combined seats exceed the majority.
US Watches With Caution as China Sends Peace Envoy to Ukraine
In just a few months, U.S. officials have pivoted from publicly warning Beijing not to provide material support for Russia’s war in Ukraine to acknowledging there is a role for China to play in brokering peace talks.
Experts: China Finds Threat in Latest Move by US-South Korea Alliance
From China’s point of view, President Yoon Suk Yeol is expanding South Korea’s military reach — or seems to be — into the Taiwan Strait, experts say.