Sri Lankan Buddhist devotees gather around an illuminated temple during Poya, a full moon religion festival, at the Kelaniya Temple in Kelaniya on Thursday, Jan. 12. The predominantly Buddhist island nation marks every full moon as a key religious holiday.
The ruling party in Myanmar's Rakhine state government said Friday it refused to meet a U.N. envoy who is probing allegations of horrific abuse of Rohingya Muslims by security forces in the region.
A basket contains fish to be sold at a community of Muslim floating village of the Mekong River bank near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Jan. 12. Cambodian people buy fish to make pickled fish for the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations.
Cambodia Bayon Airlines said Wednesday that it plans to recruit 14-16 pilots from Taiwan's TransAsia Airways, which closed its services last November and dissolved its business operations Wednesday.
At least 65,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar -- a third of them over the past week -- since the army launched a crackdown in the north of Rakhine state, the U.N. said Monday.
Abuses appear "normal and allowed" in Myanmar's response to an armed uprising by Rohingya Muslims, a senior U.S. official said in an interview, casting a pall over one of President Barack Obama's legacy foreign policy achievements.2 Comments
Sri Lankan police used water cannons to try to break up violent clashes Saturday between government supporters and villagers marching against what they say is a plan to take over private land for an industrial zone in which China will have a major stake.
An Islamist extremist accused of being one of the masterminds of last year's deadly siege at a Bangladeshi cafe was shot dead during a pre-dawn raid Friday in Dhaka, police said.
Every week Aye Min Htun prays he will find the ruby that changes his life, one of thousands of people scratching a living in Myanmar's mines set to gain little from the end of U.S. sanctions on the military-dominated industry.
A commission probing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Wednesday denied security forces have carried out a genocidal campaign against the Rohingya, days after a video emerged showing police beating civilians from the Muslim minority.