- Groups' support helps Burmese immigrants resume weaving Updated: Jul-04-15 10:40 am
WATERLOO, Iowa - In the front room of an east Waterloo home, four master weavers gather to practice their craft.
- Man tied to 2013 Myanmar hotel blast gets life in prison Updated: Jul-03-15 8:04 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A court in Myanmar on Friday sentenced a man linked to a 2013 bombing that wounded an American tourist in one of the country's most prestigious hotels to life imprisonment and hard labor.
- Southeast Asia to set up fund to help boat people Updated: Jul-02-15 6:11 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand, a Malaysian minister said Thursday.
- Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave Updated: Jul-01-15 1:46 am
TUAL, Indonesia - All he did was ask to go home.
- Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave Updated: Jul-01-15 12:57 am
TUAL, Indonesia - All he did was ask to go home.
- Myanmar's parliament blocks changes to constitution Updated: Jun-25-15 5:30 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's parliament voted against several constitutional amendments Thursday, ensuring that the military's veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year.
- Rights group wants Thailand, Myanmar to help 'sea gypsies' Updated: Jun-25-15 8:07 am
BANGKOK - The governments of Thailand and Myanmar must end discrimination and other abuses against a nomadic seafaring tribe whose livelihood in their waters has been upended by development, a human rights group said Thursday.
- Suu Kyi warns instability could delay Myanmar elections Updated: Jun-20-15 5:07 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told her party's senior members Saturday that this year's general election could be delayed if there is any instability in the country.
- Myanmar's government accuses newspaper of contempt of court Updated: Jun-19-15 11:25 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's Information Ministry has filed a contempt of court complaint against the publisher and 16 editorial employees of a newspaper it is already suing for defamation, an action critics charge is an attempt at intimidation ahead of elections set for later this year.
- Asian powers unconvincing in World Cup qualifying Updated: Jun-17-15 1:24 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The four power teams of Asian football avoided defeat in their opening World Cup qualifiers, yet none put in performances that will dispel the doubts about the strength of the region's teams following their combined winless record at the 2014 World Cup.
- Japan held to 0-0 by Singapore in Asian World Cup qualifier Updated: Jun-16-15 5:21 pm
Japan was held to a surprising goalless draw by visiting Singapore while Guam pulled off only its second World Cup qualifying win when it beat India 2-1 on Tuesday.
- Myanmar denies Indian army crossed border to attack rebels Updated: Jun-11-15 9:59 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A raid by India's army on insurgents accused of killing 18 Indian soldiers last week took place on Indian soil, not inside Myanmar as some Indian media reported, a Myanmar official said Thursday.
- Ethnic Kokang rebels declare unilateral ceasefire in Myanmar Updated: Jun-11-15 6:38 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Ethnic Kokang rebels fighting against government troops in northeastern Myanmar declared a unilateral ceasefire on Thursday.
- Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi meets China's president Updated: Jun-11-15 6:02 am
BEIJING - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing aimed at building ties with her country's powerful neighbor.
- Myanmar trade team learning about cooking with soy products Updated: Jun-10-15 6:01 am
FARGO, North Dakota - A group of food industry leaders from the Asian country of Myanmar is in Fargo learning about soy-based products.
- Indian army attacks insurgents along border with Myanmar Updated: Jun-09-15 3:52 pm
NEW DELHI - The Indian army on Tuesday attacked insurgent groups along its border with Myanmar days after the rebels killed 18 Indian soldiers in an ambush in the insurgency wracked remote northeast, a top army officer said.
- Enticing matchups set for round of 16 at Under-20 World Cup Updated: Jun-07-15 10:20 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The group stage of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup produced a number of major surprises, goals galore and an equal number of enticing matchups in the round of 16 starting on Wednesday.
- Thailand scrambles to boost image on human trafficking Updated: Jun-07-15 2:01 am
BANGKOK - Thailand is eager to show its newfound toughness on human trafficking, taking reporters on patrols and tours of former camps, cooperating with neighboring countries and the U.S., and arresting dozens of officials - including a high-ranking officer in the military that now controls the country. The junta even had a "National Anti-Human Trafficking Day."