‘This is my land’: Cambodian villagers slam Chinese mega-project

‘This is my land’: Cambodian villagers slam Chinese mega-project

Koh Kong, Cambodia - "I'm Cambodian, I'm not illegal here," said Se Say Hieng, one of the last remaining villagers who refuses to leave land that now belongs to China's Union Development Group. Construction on a port and resort city in Koh Kong, southwest Cambodia, began in 2008, and while it appears to have stalled, villagers claim that authorities have continued threatening and…
Shin Ji-ye and her aim to challenge sexism in Korean politics

Shin Ji-ye and her aim to challenge sexism in Korean politics

Seoul, South Korea - When South Koreans went to polls for location elections in June this year, out of the 71 candidates vying for 17 local government positions, only six of them were women. Two of the female candidates were from Green Party Korea which was launched in 2012 and has no members in the…
UN General Assembly 2018: Key issues from Rohingya to North Korea

UN General Assembly 2018: Key issues from Rohingya to North Korea

World leaders will meet at the United Nations General Assembly from September 25.  Representatives from almost 200 countries convene to discuss the most important political and policy issues affecting the world today. Al Jazeera explores where the world stands on some of those subjects, and what's expected at General Assembly: The Rohingya UN Secretary-General Antonio…
Biden confronts the ghost of Anita Hill

Biden confronts the ghost of Anita Hill

The revisiting of former Vice President Joe Biden’s handling of Anita Hill's allegations in 1991 has offered other potential Democratic candidates a wide opening as they jockey for position ahead of the 2020 campaign. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo Politics ‘It’s not going to be something he can charm out of. I think in 2018, you…
Dems break open GOP hold on Midwest governorships

Dems break open GOP hold on Midwest governorships

In Wisconsin, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has not led a public survey in three months. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo Elections The Republican Governors Association has cut its ad buys in Minnesota and in Michigan, the site of a stunning Trump win in 2016. By DANIEL STRAUSS 09/21/2018 05:25 AM EDT Democrats are surging back in…
China urges US to withdraw sanctions or face ‘consequences’

China urges US to withdraw sanctions or face ‘consequences’

China has urged the United States to withdraw punitive sanctions imposed on the Chinese military over its purchase of fighter jets and missiles from Russia or "bear the consequences". On Thursday, the US State Department said Chinese purchases of SU-35 aircraft and S-400 surface-to-air missiles breached a US sanctions law targeting Russia over its alleged…