Updated Friday, November 7, 2014 2:24 pm TWN
Military activities carried out by Myanmar's powerful minister of home affairs when the country was under dictatorship could constitute war crimes, a new study charges, saying there is evidence that he and two other generals were responsible for the executions, torture and enslavement of civilians by troops during a large-scale offensive against ethnic rebels.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama will meet Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon on Nov. 14 during a six-day trip that also includes stops in China and Australia, the White House said Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Violence broke out in Bangladesh on Monday after the country's highest court upheld the death sentence of an Islamist party leader convicted of committing war crimes, including mass murder, during the 1971 independence conflict.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Bangladesh was struggling to restore power hours after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed on Saturday, causing a nationwide blackout, and officials said it would take at least 12 more hours to repair the system.
A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging “access to full citizenship on an equal basis.”
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, residents said Friday.
Myanmar's parliament will consider amending the country's constitution — which currently bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president — ahead of crucial elections next year, an official said Friday.
Gripping a rubber hose between his teeth that will be his lifeline, Than Hlaing takes a last gulp of relatively untainted air before plunging into the murky gloom of the fast-flowing Yangon river in Myanmar's main city.
Friday, October 31, 2014
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