2019 Trafficking in Persons Report on Kuwait

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Bowing to pressure, Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill

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Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as extradition bill protests turn to chaos

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China launches new web cleanup campaign amid fresh takedowns

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Drones, money, cheap drugs: Laos route spewing meth into Thailand

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China backs Hong Kong extradition law, opposes ‘foreign interference’

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Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japan law

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Why is Japan’s Abe going to Iran? What can he accomplish?

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