- US: Religious intolerance threat to Myanmar unity Updated: Sep-11-15 2:18 pm
WASHINGTON - Rising religious intolerance threatens the unity of Myanmar, a senior U.S. official said Friday, as the former pariah state prepares for landmark Nov. 8 elections.
- Late Nemtsov, Snowden among candidates for EU rights prize Updated: Sep-11-15 9:32 am
BRUSSELS - Assassinated Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and leaker Edward Snowden are among the candidates later this month for the European Union's top human rights prize.
- Key issues for Myanmar's upcoming general election Updated: Sep-08-15 11:39 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Campaigning kicked off Tuesday for Myanmar's Nov. 8 general election, which is expected to be the Southeast Asian country's most credible vote in more than a half-century. A long-ruling junta made way for a civilian government more than four years ago, but the military still retains a powerful role, and political and economic reforms have been stymied by persistent ethnic strife and natural disasters. Associated Press writers based across Asia who have covered Myanmar for many years outline the key issues at stake: