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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.
 

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.
 

Mongolia's parliament voted Wednesday to dismiss the prime minister, who has been under fire for alleged corruption within his administration and who faced criticism for drastically slower economic growth.
Mongolia's parliament votes to send premier Norov home

 

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.
 

A media tycoon who is a key figure in Bangladesh's largest Islamist party was sentenced to death Sunday for war crimes, just days after its leader was ordered to hang for similar offenses.
Bangladeshi mogul sentenced to death for war crimes

 

Power was back on across Bangladesh on Sunday, a day after the impoverished, energy-starved nation was plunged into a nationwide blackout when the transmission line from neighboring India failed, officials said.
 

Sri Lanka on Saturday reduced to 38 the number of dead and missing from a mudslide at a tea plantation after giving an initial toll of over 300.
Sri Lanka cuts mudslide dead and missing toll to 38, search continues

 

The U.S. Treasury on Friday blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms.
 

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.”
 

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.
Shelters fill up after Sri Lanka mudslide

 

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.
Myanmar mulls changing constitution

 

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.
Diving in the dark for treasured coal in Myanmar

 

Myanmar's president has called an unprecedented summit of army top brass and political rivals including Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party, political figures said Thursday, a year ahead of crucial elections.
 
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