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Rohingya Sue Facebook for $150 Billion, Alleging Role in Violence
December 07, 2021

Rohingya Sue Facebook for $150 Billion, Alleging Role in Violence

By Kelvin Chan
Lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit in California saying Facebook's arrival in Myanmar helped spread hate speech, misinformation, and incitement to violence.

Afghan Museum Reopens with Taliban Security – and Visitors
December 07, 2021

Afghan Museum Reopens with Taliban Security – and Visitors

By Elena Becatoros
In 2001, the Taliban ransacked the museum, smashing priceless statues, especially those considered un-Islamic. 
Pakistan Police: Mob Kills Sri Lankan Over Alleged Blasphemy
December 03, 2021

Pakistan Police: Mob Kills Sri Lankan Over Alleged Blasphemy

By Babar Dogar
Mob attacks on people accused of blasphemy are common in Pakistan.

WTA Pulls Its Tournaments From China Over Concerns for Peng Shuai
December 03, 2021

WTA Pulls Its Tournaments From China Over Concerns for Peng Shuai

By Howard Fendrich
The Women’s Tennis Association said it would not conduct business in China until it was satisfied that Peng was “truly safe and free” and her accusation of sexual assault was being investigated.

Domestic Abuse Incident Highlights Taiwan’s Struggles With Misogyny
December 02, 2021

Domestic Abuse Incident Highlights Taiwan’s Struggles With Misogyny

By Brian Hioe
High-profile politician Kao Chia-yu revealed she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, sparking sympathy from some and cynical political attacks from others.

India Confirms Omicron Variant Cases, Says Get the Shot Now
December 02, 2021

India Confirms Omicron Variant Cases, Says Get the Shot Now

By Associated Press
Travelers from countries classified as "at risk" are being tested on arrival in India.

Omicron Variant Threatens to Upend Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery
December 02, 2021

Omicron Variant Threatens to Upend Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery

By Sebastian Strangio
After a challenging year, the region's governments have ample reason to take the emergence of the new strain seriously.
Despite Variants, Singapore’s COVID-19 Strategy on Track
December 01, 2021

Despite Variants, Singapore’s COVID-19 Strategy on Track

By David Rising and Annabelle Liang
Singapore was able to succeed in getting most of its population vaccinated by ensuring there were few barriers to getting the shot and increasing difficulties for the unvaccinated.

Tajrobawai Girls School in Herat Shows the Way
December 01, 2021

Tajrobawai Girls School in Herat Shows the Way

By Lee Keath
Teachers' union officials met with local Taliban officials and Herat's governor to press their demands.

A Snapshot of India’s Population
December 01, 2021

A Snapshot of India’s Population

By Sudha Ramachandran
NFHS-5, the latest survey of India’s people, shows that population growth has stabilized but misogyny remains strong.

Balochistan’s Students Protest Enforced Disappearances
December 01, 2021

Balochistan’s Students Protest Enforced Disappearances

By Somaiyah Hafeez
For over three weeks, Baloch students in Quetta have been demonstrating against the suspected abduction of two of their own.
Kazakhstan’s Poet, Political Dissident Aron Atabek Dies
November 30, 2021

Kazakhstan’s Poet, Political Dissident Aron Atabek Dies

By Paolo Sorbello
Atabek had served 15 years in prison and died just weeks after his release.

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