A haunting tale of isolation, loyalty, murder, and survival
In 2004, 34 people stepped out of a forest believing they were refugees of a war that had ended 25 years earlier. This excerpt from 'Ghosts in the Forest' introduces their story.
China says it won't stop building on South China Sea isles
Obama on Saturday called on countries to stop militarizing their claims and said the US would continue to assert its freedom of navigation.
Myanmar's army is backing militias that make a fortune off of meth
As Myanmar soaks up international praise for holding elections that could end decades of tyranny, its government quietly fuels a massive drug trade.
Myanmar’s state-backed militias are flooding Asia with meth
A GlobalPost investigation tracks the narco-armies in Myanmar’s highlands fueling the region's worst addiction.
Oppose Taiwan independence, China's Xi says at historic meeting
The talks, at a luxury hotel in Singapore, lasted less than an hour but were heavy with symbolism.
Get ready for one of the most symbolic handshakes in decades
The leaders of China and Taiwan meet Saturday. It's the first meeting of its kind since their 1949 split following a civil war.
Here's the first detailed look at the world's largest free trade deal
On Thursday New Zealand posted the text of the TPP trade pact, the most ambitious effort in years to rip down barriers to commerce.
China's first-ever summit with Taiwan is one for the history books
Two Chinas, two presidents and the first meeting in more than 60 years.
Post-Soviet dictators are getting extra friendly with the United States
Meet John Kerry’s latest partners in diplomacy.
President Sisi says Sinai security is under Egypt's 'full control'
You sure about that, Mr. President? Egypt’s authorities have been waging their very own war on terror in the Sinai for years.
Malaysia has become Asia’s vaping wonderland
In Islamic Malaysia, where booze and premarital canoodling is taboo, the primary vice is food — and homegrown vape juice flavors reflect that.
50,000 evicted with barely any notice for the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Most got no compensation, no relocation, and just a few days' notice at best.
Nepal's parliament elects first female president
Nepal's parliament Wednesday elected communist lawmaker Bidhya Bhandari as the country's first female president after the adoption of a landmark constitution last month.
Sausages, ham cause cancer, red meat 'probably' too
Sausages, ham and other processed meats cause bowel cancer, and red meat "probably" does too, a UN agency warned Monday, in a potentially heavy blow for the fast-growing livestock industry.
Want to get high abroad? There’s a travel guide for you
It contains practical, foolhardy, and sometimes harrowing stories of the search for weed in the world’s unlikeliest corners.
'Once and for all': Women are essential to global stability
The doctrine of inclusive security insists that it’s necessary to have women at the table to stop violent conflict and build lasting peace.
US patrols in the South China Sea will enrage Beijing — and Washington knows it
The Pentagon is poised to send US warships skirting closer than ever before to the secretive island outposts that China is determined to claim.
Scientists warn El Niño coral damage could be worst ever
The world faces mass global 'coral bleaching' next year driven by the warming effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon, scientists say.
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership, there is always a 'but'
Pretty much everything about the world's biggest trade deal is good. And bad.
Trans-Pacific trade deal faces test in US Congress
US lawmakers cautiously welcomed a massive free trade deal sealed by 12 Pacific rim countries Monday, but the accord faces intense scrutiny in Congress which will vote on its ratification in 2016.
Caught on video: Endangered 'fishing cat' still alive and hunting its watery prey in Cambodia
Aquatic creatures, be advised: The fishing cat is still out there and none of you are safe.
Uzbekistan apparently just banned political science studies
It's too Western and lacks scientific rigor, according to one of the most repressive regimes in the world.
The world lost enough trees last year to fill North Dakota
New satellite data reveals a rapid loss of tropical forests in Cambodia, parts of west Africa and Madagascar, and the Gran Chaco region of South America.
Virginia gunman was a 'powder keg' waiting to go 'BOOM'
Andy Parker, father of one of the victims, says he will work for gun legislation and do 'whatever it takes' to make sure 'crazy people don't get guns.'
This is one place you do not want to celebrate your birthday
You would get fined big time.
It's official. Earth just had its hottest month ever recorded
How long before July 2015 loses the title?
Refugees or migrants? The distinction is important and often misunderstood
The movement of people leaving their countries is becoming a civil rights issue where mobility, not semantics, matters.
Tampon tax is real. Women everywhere pay their governments extra to have periods
How exactly do women pay to have periods? And which countries make them do it? Read on, sisters.
Singapore's new generation wants a kinder, chiller country
Stop fining me, bro.
These are the best places to be a breastfeeding mother
Happy World Breastfeeding Week!
The UN has set itself some ambitious new goals
No. 1? End poverty in all forms everywhere.