Myanmar military troops march along a deserted road in Chin Shwe Haw town of Kokang self-administered area, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 16, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Wednesday, March 11 2015

China warned over escalating violence between Myanmar's military and rebel forces after a civilian home was hit by shelling from across the border, apparently for the first time in the current unrest.

Tuesday, March 10 2015

As Myanmar gears up to host a visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May, New Delhi looks set to play an official role in talks between Nay Pyi Taw and the ethnic armed groups, reports the Indian Express on March 9.

Tuesday, March 10 2015

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs began meeting on March 9 in Vienna, where the policy-making body will tackle challenges ranging from protecting children from the sale of new psychoactive substances online to confronting financial flows linked to drug trafficking, as well as planning for a General Assembly special session on the World Drug Problem in 2016.

Monday, March 9 2015

Indian Premier Narendra Modi on March 8 deplored crimes against women in the country as he made assurances that his government was taking measures to protect them.

A Myanmar policeman stands guard at the border guard force camp at the Myanmar-Bangladesh border fence in Maungdaw, Rakhine State, Myanmar, June 7, 2014. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA
Monday, March 9 2015

The members of Border Guard of Bangladesh have detained 108 Rohingya migrants, who entered Bangladesh illegally through the Balukhali border of Ukhia with the help of traffickers, reports the Dhaka Tribune on March 6.

The Solar Impulse 2 plane takes off for a trip around the world from Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 9, 2015. The trip will take the Solar Impulse 2 to Oman, India, Myanmar and China. The plane will then cross the Pacific to Hawaii and on to the US mainland. Following a flight across the Atlanic and over the Mediterranean region, the pilots are planning to return to the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Ali Haider/EPA
Monday, March 9 2015

The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using solar energy took off on the morning of March 9 from Abu Dhabi, heading for India and then on to Mandalay, Myanmar, in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy.

The takeoff of Solar Impulse 2, which was delayed on Saturday due to high winds, would cap 13 years of research and testing by Swiss pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard.

Myanmar migrant workers restore wooden fishing boats in a large shipyard in Ranong, Thailand, October 26, 2014. Photo: Barbara Walton/EPA
Thursday, March 5 2015

The Thai cabinet has endorsed guidelines for the management of migrant workers, agreeing to allow those who complete the nationality verification process by this month to work for another two years after their work permits expire in March next year, according to the Bangkok Post on March 5.

Australians Mr Andrew Chan (L) and Mr Myuran Sukumaran (R) inside a holding cell waiting for trial at a Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia. Mr Chan, 31, and Mr Sukumaran, 34, are the only members of the so-called Bali Nine drug smuggling ring on death row for trying to smuggle 8.3 kilogrammes of heroin from the Indonesian resort island of Bali to Australia in 2005. Photo: Made Nagi/EPA
Thursday, March 5 2015

Australia on March 5 suggested a prisoner swap with Indonesia in an 11th hour bid to save two drug smugglers facing execution, while voicing "deep concern" about Jakarta's international reputation if they are killed.

Worries over new and old narcotics. Farmers harvest opium poppies in Lone Twel village, Loilen Township, Southern Shan State, Myanmar, December 13, 2014. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
Wednesday, March 4 2015

The United Nations drugs control body says it is concerned about the proliferation of new narcotics developed to circumvent existing ...

Monday, March 2 2015

Southeast Asia's huge and growing demand for energy will set the tone for the global fight against climate change, the United Nations climate chief said March 1, and the region needs to plan energy investments carefully or risk higher health costs, more damage from extreme weather and loss of competitiveness, according to The Straits Times on March 2.


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