- Rioters rampage against residence law in northeast India Updated: Sep-01-15 9:59 am
GAUHATI, India - Rioters set fire to the homes of seven lawmakers during a rampage to protest new legislation defining who can claim to be from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, police said Tuesday.
- Australian, Thai journalists acquitted of defaming Thai navy Updated: Sep-01-15 12:23 am
PHUKET, Thailand - An Australian journalist and his Thai colleague were acquitted Tuesday in a criminal defamation lawsuit filed by Thailand's navy over an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar.
- Suu Kyi tells voters to ignore intimidation in Nov. election Updated: Aug-30-15 11:55 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told voters Sunday to ignore intimidation and to cast their ballots without fear in the upcoming general election.
- Indian army kills 5 Naga rebels in remote northeast Updated: Aug-28-15 9:55 am
GAUHATI, India - India's army on Friday killed five insurgents from a Naga rebel group that months earlier attacked the military in the country's remote northeastern region bordering Myanmar, an official said.
- Suu Kyi: Myanmar rebels should think carefully on peace deal Updated: Aug-26-15 9:40 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's popular opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is urging armed ethnic minority groups to think carefully before signing a nationwide cease-fire agreement, a top party colleague said, a position that pits her against President Thein Sein, who has made reaching a deal before November elections his top priority.
- Suu Kyi says Myanmar's democracy is like malnourished child Updated: Aug-21-15 10:05 am
THANLYIN, Myanmar - Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi compared Myanmar's young democracy on Friday to a malnourished child that is unable to thrive in an environment in which politicians are more interested in personal power than the rights of the people.
- Myanmar's ethnic Karen minority remember World War II hero Updated: Aug-15-15 8:59 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A group of World War II veterans from Myanmar's ethnic Karen minority, most in their 90s, prayed and sang a poignant hymn Saturday at the graveside of a legendary British officer who sacrificed his life for an ethnic group for whom the war's end 70 years ago led to the world's longest-running insurgency.
- US criticizes use of police in ouster of Myanmar party chief Updated: Aug-14-15 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. policymakers are criticizing the role of Myanmar security forces in the nighttime ouster of the ruling party chief this week, which shows the fragility of political reforms as the Southeast Asian nation gears up for November elections.
- Myanmar's military-backed ruling party forces out chairman Updated: Aug-13-15 2:31 pm
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - In a power play ahead of general elections, Myanmar's military-backed ruling party announced the ouster Thursday of its politically popular chairman hours after security forces seized the party headquarters, preventing some members from leaving.
- Myanmar's Karen honor British officer for WWII bravery Updated: Aug-13-15 7:18 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Seventy years after World War II ended, withered and mostly impoverished veterans will gather at the graveside of a British officer who almost no one in England remembers. Maj. Hugh Paul Seagrim - or "Grandfather Longlegs" - remains a legend up in the hills of Myanmar, among a beleaguered ethnic minority for whom peace never came.
- Indonesia navy nabs cargo ship loaded with slave-caught fish Updated: Aug-13-15 12:43 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A massive refrigerated cargo ship believed to be loaded with slave-caught fish has been seized by Indonesia's navy and brought to shore after an Associated Press report alerted authorities about its presence in the country's waters, officials said Thursday.
- Australian in Thailand devotes life to 'Death Railway' POWs Updated: Aug-10-15 2:29 am
NAM TOK, Thailand - Wielding a machete, Rod Beattie slashes at tangled undergrowth and soaring bamboo to expose vistas from one of World War II's iconic sagas. Out of the jungle appear remnants of a railway that cost the lives of more than 100,000 Allied prisoners and Asians enslaved by Japan's Imperial Army.
- Nearly 1 million affected by Myanmar floods; 99 dead Updated: Aug-09-15 7:38 am
NYAUNG KON VILLAGE, Myanmar - The number of people affected by flooding across Myanmar was approaching 1 million on Sunday, with waters in the low-lying southwestern delta inundating homes and forcing villagers into temporary shelters, the government said. The death toll was on the verge of topping 100.
- UN rights envoy says meeting with Myanmar's Rohingya blocked Updated: Aug-07-15 8:52 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - A U.N. human rights envoy said her whirlwind visit to Myanmar was marred by disappointments: She was barred from meeting long-persecuted Rohingya Muslims and talks with several senior officials were denied or canceled at the last minute. And when she met with government critics, security officials were there, quietly snapping pictures.
- 45 Burmese fishermen rescued, suspected trafficking victims Updated: Aug-06-15 8:38 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian police have rescued 45 Burmese fishermen, believed to be trafficking victims, from a hotel in central Jakarta where they were taken after traveling on fake documents, officials and the men said Thursday.
- UN releases $70 million for humanitarian emergencies Updated: Aug-05-15 11:52 am
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is releasing $70 million from an emergency fund to provide humanitarian aid to millions of people forced from their homes by violence and instability from Sudan's conflict-wracked Darfur region to Myanmar.
- Myanmar floods move downriver, risking more populated areas Updated: Aug-04-15 8:26 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Waters from badly flooded central and northern Myanmar were flowing down rivers to more populated areas, risking new devastation, relief officials warned Tuesday.