"I make my money for me," declares Afghan beekeeper Jamila pointing emphatically at her chest.
Myanmar is expected to launch an 1,800-megahertz mobile internet network that can provide 4G for smartphones in March, according to the Directorate of Telecommunications.
Whizzing across a blue-lit platform with a whirr and a squeak, liquid plastic emanating from its chrome tip, the 3-D printer seems a far cry from the muddy, crop-filled fields that fringe Yangon.
Fast-growing Asia-Pacific economies will strike more trade deals among themselves as opposition grows in Europe and the U.S. to globalization, analysts say, warning the West will lose out as the dynamic region powers ahead.
The day's trading is about to begin on the world's youngest stock exchange, and the MYANPIX index and opening share prices flash across an electronic screen, but barely a footfall or a voice are heard within the cavernous, colonial era building in the bustling heart of Myanmar's commercial capital.
Laos has notified its Southeast Asian neighbors that it's moving ahead with a third contentious hydro dam on the Mekong River's mainstream.
The U.N. agency devoted to preserving world heritage has joined environmental groups urging Bangladesh to halt plans for a massive coal-fired power plant near ecologically sensitive mangrove forests on the coast. UNESCO says it poses a "serious threat" to a region that protects the nation from flooding and holds one of the world's last populations of wild tigers.
A section of a colonial-era building undergoes renovation into a commercial shop in Yangon, Myanmar on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Afghan children help their father's work at a local brick factory on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 19. While it is common for children in the county to engage in simple labor, tens of thousands of underage workers -- some as young as 5 -- are forced to work dangerous jobs, according to Human Rights Watch.
WORLD ECONOMIC SLUMP Group of 20 extols merits of free trade and globalization