Updated Thursday, February 19, 2015 0:02 am TWN
Myanmar granted its military unprecedented powers to deal with fighting between ethnic minority rebels and government troops in the Kokang region, after week-long clashes left dozens of soldiers dead and sent tens of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighboring China.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Fugitives from the escalating violence gripping northern Myanmar on Tuesday described fleeing airstrikes and gun battles between the army and ethnic rebels, as the country's president vowed “not to lose an inch” of territory.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
East Timor Monday inaugurated a new prime minister at the head of a unity government, as it seeks to hand power to the next generation of leaders more than a decade after gaining independence.
Escalating clashes between Myanmar's army and ethnic Kokang fighters killed dozens of rebels over the weekend, including eight who died in custody, state-backed media reported Monday as some 2,000 people fled the violence.
Twelve-year-old Rakib Mia was on his way to scavenge for his family when a petrol bomb exploded on the floor of his bus in Bangladesh, turning him into a human fireball.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi addressed a crowd of thousands Friday in the biggest celebrations honoring her independence hero father in memory, underscoring her legacy months before leading the opposition to momentous elections.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
East Timor's president accepted the resignation of independence hero Xanana Gusmao as prime minister on Monday, paving the way for a major government overhaul and a new chapter in the nation's short history.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Attackers in Bangladesh threw crude fire bombs at a packed bus and a moving truck in two separate incidents, killing at least nine people and injuring 30 others, police said Saturday.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Bangladesh police Wednesday charged opposition leader Khaleda Zia with “instigating” a deadly bus firebombing as four more people were killed — allegedly by security forces — amid spiraling political unrest.
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