Updated Tuesday, October 14, 2014 0:14 am TWN
The only question opposition lawmaker U Win Htein asked Parliament last session was for permission to remove his silk turban, saying it was causing him headaches and hair loss. The 72-year-old, known for his irreverent sense of humor, admits he was just teasing. But the speaker shot him down just the same.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Sri Lanka's military has banned foreigners from traveling to the island's former war zone during a visit there by President Mahinda Rajapakse, officials and diplomatic sources said Sunday.
Hundreds of people attended the funeral of former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier on Saturday, displaying lingering respect for a man who was widely reviled for repression and corruption during his 15 years in power.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Victims of land grabs by Cambodia's “ruling elite” called on Tuesday for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe their mass evictions as a crime against humanity.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Jean-Claude Duvalier, who presided over what was widely acknowledged as a corrupt and brutal regime as the self-proclaimed "president for life" of Haiti until a popular uprising sent him into a 25-year exile, has died. He was 63.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Sectarian violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims has thrown up “an unfortunate and unexpected challenge” in Myanmar's transition to democracy, the nation's foreign minister said Tuesday, but denied the unrest has been fueled by racism.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Myanmar's foreign minister promised Monday his country is working to end violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state and urged the world against “jumping to conclusions” about a situation that has drawn global condemnation.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Ten years after the Asian tsunami devastated Sarath Kumara's cinnamon plantation in Sri Lanka, forcing him to start over with nothing, the farmer faces a new threat from further afield.
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