Human Welfare

The Latest: UN chief urges Myanmar to give Muslims status

Sep 5, 2017

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says it's crucial that Myanmar's government immediately give Muslims either nationality or legal status so they can lead normal lives and freely move, find jobs, and get an education

Myanmar faces anger from Muslim world over Rohingya plight

Sep 4, 2017

A Nobel laureate and Muslim nations in Asia criticized Myanmar's persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority as thousands in Indonesia and elsewhere staged angry protests against Aung San Suu Kyi and her government.

Indonesia president: Spread wealth, protect diversity

Aug 16, 2017

Indonesia's president vows a fairer distribution of the nation's wealth and a renewed commitment to protecting diversity after tense months marked by religious tensions

Army general among Thais convicted of human trafficking

Jul 20, 2017

A Thai army general was one of dozens of people found guilty in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade

Philippine police say casino attacker was indebted gambler

Jun 4, 2017

Police in the Philippines say the suspect behind the casino attack that left dozens dead was a heavily indebted Filipino who was hooked on gambling.

Philippine police make more child cybersex arrests, rescues

May 12, 2017

Authorities in the Philippines have arrested 3 women who were livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of girls to men paying by the minute to watch from half a world away.

World Bank: Philippine economy to grow close to 7%

Apr 11, 2017

The World Bank forecasts the Philippine economy will grow at an annual rate of close to 7 percent in the next three years

US woman in Bali 'suitcase murder' gives up custody of baby

Mar 17, 2017

An American woman convicted in her mother's "suitcase murder" in Indonesia has given custody of her young daughter to an Australian woman until her release from prison

Trump's planned reduction in refugees may hit Myanmar worst

Mar 16, 2017

An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar

Trump's planned reduction in refugees may hit Myanmar worst

Mar 16, 2017

An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar