Australian journalist James Ricketson pardoned in Cambodia
The documentarian had been accused of espionage, but prosecutors failed to provide any evidence. Ricketson is the latest in a series of political prisoners released recently by Cambodia's repressive government.
Maldives holds presidential election as China and India vie for influence
The Maldives' presidential election has been dubbed a "referendum on freedom." As China gains more political influence across the archepelago, India wants an electoral setback for "pro-Beijing" President Yameen.
China vows consequences over US sanctions on Russian weapons purchase
Washington's decision to impose sanctions on the Chinese military over their purchase of Russian fighter jets has left Beijing and Moscow fuming. Russia has accused the US of trying to suppress economic competition.