Vocational students in the city have been killed in drive-by assassinations, shot in cold blood on train stations, as well as routinely beaten and chased through the streets by peers from rival schools.
Any party that just won 80 percent of the vote would be over the moon. In Myanmar, the joy comes with awareness that the transition to full democracy will be tough.
The Southeast Asian country will hold its first free election in 25 years on Sunday — but many citizens will be barred from voting.
Assassinations, Curses, and Stolen Jewels: The 'Blue Diamond Affair' Is Still Darkening Saudi-Thai Relations
A poorly executed heist in 1989 continues to plague diplomacy between Saudi Arabia and Thailand to this day, and has produced plenty of intrigue, accusations, and counter claims.
Thai police say at least 16 people were killed by a pipe bomb at the Erawan shrine, a religious site and tourist attraction located in Bangkok’s shopping district.
Najib Razak replaced his deputy prime minister and officials who were investigating the mismanagement of a development fund from which he is accused of taking almost $700 million.
Though a police petition to extend their detention was rejected, the student activists still face up to seven years in prison for breaking the junta’s laws against public gatherings and “sedition.”
Amnesty International has accused foreign mining companies of profiting from serious human rights abuses in Myanmar, as the country struggles with the might of globalized capital. But there are some reasons for optimism.
Egypt's Ousted President, Facing Death, Appears In Public For The First Time In Four Months.