Supporters of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim hold up an umbrella with a placard reading: 'Undur Najib (Step down Najib)' during a 'Kita Lawan' (Fight Back) rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 7, 2015. Photo: Fazry Ismail/EPA
Saturday, March 28 2015

Malaysian police have arrested two politicians and a political activist as they seek to thwart a March 28 protest march demanding ...

Solar powered unmanned aircraft could bring internet to remote areas of the world, including the hills of Myanmar. Photo: Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook
Friday, March 27 2015

Myanmar could soon benefit from a project run by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to spread internet connection to remote parts of the world.

Screenshot from the AP video, showing an imprisoned Myanmar migrant worker on Benjina Island, Indonesia.
Friday, March 27 2015

A year-long investigation by Associated Press reporters has revealed hundreds of Myanmar migrant workers are being used ...

Friday, March 27 2015

Russia and Myanmar have agreed to cooperate in nuclear energy, Rosatom, Russia’s nuclear regulatory body said during the first of a two-day working visit to Myanmar by its deputy director general Nikolay Spassky, according to World Nuclear News on March 26.

Lightning over the temporary tent housing the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft at Mandalay International Airport on March 24, 2015. Photo: Solar Impulse
Thursday, March 26 2015

The Solar Impulse team says the earliest takeoff date for their solar-powered flight on to China will be on March 29, ...

A drug-resistant TB patient receives treatment at a clinic in Lashio, Shan state, Myanmar. Photo: C Eddy McCall /MSF
Tuesday, March 24 2015

India is failing to tackle a tuberculosis epidemic because of chronic shortages of funds and the government's inability to regulate ...

UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Ms Yanghee Lee, during a press conference in Yangon on January 16, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
Monday, March 23 2015

The Coordination Committee of Special Procedures – the 53 independent experts and bodies appointed by ...

Former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, seen here in March 2013, who died in Singapore aged 91 on March 23, 2015. Photo: Stephen Morrison/EPA
Monday, March 23 2015

Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, one of the towering figures of post-colonial Asian politics, died March 23 after ...

Friday, March 20 2015

A refugee community from Myanmar in North Carolina, US, has been shocked by a triple homicide.

An 18-year-old ethnic Karen man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing deaths of three children in the southeastern US state, police said March 18.

Responding to a report of a person walking down the street with a knife, police disarmed Eh Lar Doh Htoo late March 17 at a house in New Bern, North Carolina, where they found the bodies of two of the victims. The third died as he was being transported to a hospital.

Friday, March 20 2015

A Myanmar court’s decision sentencing two journalists to prison with hard labour for allegedly defaming a military officer shows the need for the country to enact legal reforms to guarantee respect for media freedom, the International Press Institute said on March 19.


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