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.

Solar Impulse 2, HB-SIB, taking off with Swiss explorer Andre Borshberg on board for the third leg Ahmedabad to Varanasi, of the Round-The-World adventure, in Ahmedabad, India, March 18, 2015. Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are attempting to circumnavigate the world flying with an aircraft, with a 72 metres wingspan, powered only by solar energy without a drop of fuel. Photo: EPA
Thursday, March 19 2015

Solar Impulse 2 took off in the early hours of March 19 from Varanasi, India on route for Mandalay.

The flight piloted by Mr Bertrand Piccard is expected to take 16 hours before it lands in Myanmar, according to the team.

The aircraft landed in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi on March 18 for an overnight stopover after its pilot launched an angry attack on Indian bureaucracy following a lengthy hold-up in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state.

Wednesday, March 18 2015

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Molucca Sea on March 17, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami alert was issued and there were no reports of damage. 

Defence ministers from Southeast Asia posing for a photo during the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting in Langkawi, Malaysia on March 16, 2015. Photo: MINDEF
Tuesday, March 17 2015

Defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will study the African Union’s model in...

The Thai authorities see tourism opportunities in Thai-Myanmar border crossing points. The Mae Sai-Tachilek border crossing in Chiang Rai Province in northern Thailand. Photo: Adman Oswell/EPA
Tuesday, March 17 2015

Thai authorities are considering promoting a Thai-Myanmar border checkpoint in the lower central part of the country...

Monday, March 16 2015

The Indian Embassy in Myanmar announced that two Indian navy ships named “Saryu” and “Batti Malv” are set to arrive in Yangon on March 16.

Washington Post questions US President Barack Obama's embrace of Myanmar. US President Obama (L) hugs Myanmar opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi during the joint press conference at Suu Kyi's residence in Yangon, Myanmar, November 14, 2014. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
Monday, March 16 2015

In a critical editorial published on March 14, The Washington Post questions US President Barack Obama’s embrace and concessions for Myanmar in the face of what it says is the regime’s failure to keep its promises.

Monday, March 16 2015

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde hailed India as the bright spot of the global economy on March 16 ahead of talks in New Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


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