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Monday, April 20 2015

Refugees who lost their homes to fire that tore through a Karenni camp in early April, will have their homes rebuilt in early May, reports ...

Aung Min (L), Minister of the Office of the President of Myanmar, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the start of his courtesy call at the latter's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, April 14, 2015. Photo: Kimmimasa Mayama/EPA
Sunday, April 19 2015

Myanmar's Minister of the President's Office, U Aung Min, said he made a trip to Japan to convey how a nationwide ceasefire agreement...

US lobbyists Capital Hill Glynn Lowe
Saturday, April 18 2015

The government of Myanmar has hired lobbyists in Washington for the first time in more than a decade...

Myanmar migrant workers check and fold the fishing nets after they  unload the catch at the fishing port on Si Rae island, off Phuket, southern Thailand. Photo: Barbara Walton/EPA
Monday, April 6 2015

Efforts are being made to improve the rights and protection of Myanmar migrants working legally in Thailand, according to ...

Monday, April 6 2015

Indians wishing to make a road trip to Myanmar or further to Thailand via Northeast India may soon become a reality if a proposed ...

Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, or 'Zunar', reacts with mock handcuffs during his case at Duta Court, in Kuala Lumpur, April 3, 2015. Zunar is facing nine charges under Malaysia's Sedition Act which are related to a series of tweets were he criticized the Malaysian judicial system. Photo: Fazry Ismail/EPA
Friday, April 3 2015

A Malaysian political cartoonist known for skewering the country's ruling regime was charged on April 3 with what his lawyer called ...

An Associated Press story on slavery in the Southeast Asian fishing industry has stirred regional governments into action. A fishing slave worker talks to AP. Photo: AP screenshot
Friday, April 3 2015

Officials from Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia are travelling to remote islands in eastern Indonesia to investigate how thousands of ...

Ships in the sea of Okhotsk during a search operation for the crew of the 'Dalny Vostok' fishing trawler. The 'Dalny Vostok' fishing freezer trawler with 132 people on board sank in the morning hours of April 2 in the Sea of Okhotsk. Photo: EPA
Friday, April 3 2015

A fishing trawler sank in freezing waters off Russia's Far East on Thursday, killing at least 56 people and setting off a frantic ...

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures during a press conference at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, March 31, 2015. Photo: EPA
Thursday, April 2 2015

The Thai junta's decision to lift martial law was denounced by critics on April 2 as cosmetic, with key ally Washington warning that ...

Dozens of Myanmar migrants including several Rohingya have just been arrested in southern Thailand. Here ethnic Rohingya refugees sit waiting after Thai police officers arrested them in Phang Nga province, southern Thailand, October 11, 2014. Photo: EPA
Tuesday, March 31 2015

Thai police said on March 31 that they had charged 70 migrants from Myanmar and six Rohingya Muslims with illegal entry ...

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