Turkey Arrests Thousands in Post-Coup Purge

Arab American Media, News Report, Posted: Jul 19, 2016

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said 7,543 people had so far been detained, including 6,038 soldiers. Some were shown in photographs stripped to their underpants and handcuffed on the floors of police buses and a sports hall. A court remanded 26 generals and admirals in custody.

 

Vietnam Shrugs Off Torture Report

 

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jul 18, 2016

Vietnam has responded with a straight denial to a new report that catalogues the harrowing abuse and torture inflicted on political prisoners in prison camps across the country.

 

It's Time to Give Guantanamo Back to Cuba

 

New America Media, News Analysis, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Jul 13, 2016

That Cuba is moving at a snail place in opening up has to do with Fidel Castro’s anger that Guantánamo remains “off the table” in the renewed US-Cuba dialogue.

 

Vietnam Faces Dilemma After Stunning Setback for China

 

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jul 12, 2016

Vietnam is confronted by dangers and opportunities following a stunning rebuke to China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

 

Cal Students Hold Vigil For Teen Murdered in Dhaka Cafe

 

India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jul 06, 2016

UC Berkeley students held a vigil on campus for 19-year-old Tarishi Jain, a student killed in the terrorist attack at the Bangladesh bakery July 2.

 

U.K. Progressives See Opportunity in Wake of 'Brexit'

 

New America Media, News Report, Nikhil Venkatesh, Posted: Jun 28, 2016

The 'Brexit' vote has unleashed dangerous political forces in the UK but progressives also see signs for optimism in the wake of the decision.

 

US to China, Rivals: Be Calm After UN Ruling On South China Sea

 

Inquirer.net, News Report, Reports from the wires and Nikko Dizon, Posted: Jun 22, 2016

The Philippines challenged the validity of China’s nine-dash line claiming virtually the entire stretch of the South China Sea.

Vietnam to Ratify TPP as US Loses Enthusiasm

 

Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jun 21, 2016

Vietnam has announced plans to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership next month, showing an enthusiasm for the trade agreement that is no longer matched in the United States.

 

UN: 65 million People Displaced Last Year

 

The Hartford Guardian, News Report, Ann-Marie Adams, Posted: Jun 21, 2016

More than 65 million people were displaced and had to flee their home countries, according a United Nations report.

 

China Stung by US-Vietnam Embrace

 

Vietnam Right Now, News Feature, Posted: May 30, 2016

The exuberant reception afforded an American president in Vietnam will have been a galling sight for the communist leadership in neighbouring China.

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