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Q&A with Sr. Pinky B. Barrientos, inviting Filipinos to push back...

Barrientos and other sisters led prayers in front of military tanks and heavily armed soldiers who were ordered to disperse the crowd.

Hunger striking Thai democracy activists freed on bail

"Their condition is not well. If the courts were to grant bail requests a day late, they could die," said the activists' lawyer

Chinese leader Xi says Hong Kong ‘reborn of fire’ as visit...

Friday's anniversary marks the halfway point of the 50-year governance model agreed by Britain and China

Pope Francis decries global ‘retreat from democracy’

"We cannot avoid noting with concern how today, and not only in Europe, we are witnessing a retreat from democracy”

Democracy languishes 30 years after Cambodia peace deal

Three decades after end of war, Cambodia's ruler has crushed all opposition, shattering hopes for a democratic future

COVID-19 aggravates global decline in freedom, report says

Transparency was one of the hardest-hit aspects of democratic governance, Freedom House says

Mature democracies should shun political personality cults, pope says

Recent years have seen the rise of populist politicians in the United States, Latin America and some European countries

Democracy darkens: Hong Kong activists reel from Beijing moves

Hong Kong is being ‘mainlandized’ with shocking rapidity, democracy advocates say

What good could a Duterte-Duterte tandem do?

Today, the fight to secure people’s rights under a democracy is being challenged by the patronization of dynastic rule

Hong Kong activist Grandma Wong says she was held in mainland...

The 64-year-old had been a familiar face at pro-democracy protests last year, often waving a large British flag

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