Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday addressed controversy over the use of the word "Rohingya" to describe the persecuted and stateless Muslim minority, warning that use of the term risked inflaming communal tensions in Myanmar.
Foreign aid began arriving in Sri Lanka Saturday, bringing help to half a million people who have been driven from their homes by heavy rains and landslides that have killed at least 71.
DHAKA - A fire in a textile factory in Bangladesh Saturday killed three workers and left five injured, police said, in the latest accident to cast a spotlight on the country's hazardous garment industry.
Cyclone Roanu struck the Bangladesh coast on Saturday killing six people and forcing hundreds of thousands more to flee their homes as the storm unleashed strong winds and heavy downpours.
Desperate Sri Lankans clambered onto rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts Friday to escape monster floods in the capital Colombo as officials said half a million people had fled their homes across the island.
Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a village doctor and wounded a university teacher in Bangladesh on Friday, in what police suspected was the latest in a series attacks by Islamists in the majority-Muslim nation.
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan troops were digging through tonnes of mud Thursday to search for more than 100 people reported missing after landslides buried two villages, claiming at least 24 lives.
Massive landslides triggered by torrential rains crashed down onto three villages in the central hills of Sri Lanka, and more than 200 families were missing Wednesday and feared buried under the mud and debris, the Sri Lankan Red Cross said.
Myanmar police on Wednesday arrested dozens of activists and factory workers as they broke up a labor rights march on the capital, the latest rally to test freedoms under Aung San Suu Kyi's new civilian government.
The U.S. government lifted sanctions against 10 state-run Myanmar companies and banks Tuesday in response to the Southeast Asian nation's historic transition to democracy, but it retained restrictions on trade and investment with the still-powerful military.