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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.

Student column at Lepadan in Bago Region on March 4, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
Thursday, March 5 2015

Myanmar riot police March 4 corralled dozens of student protesters calling for education reform after activists defied official orders to disband and the tense deadlock entered a third day.

Wednesday, March 4 2015

The head of Kokang rebel forces in Myanmar has implicated a neighbouring armed ethnic group as helping in its struggle against the army, according to Voice of America on March 3.

Wednesday, March 4 2015

Student protesters calling for education reform on March 3 defied an order to disperse in a tense stand-off with police near a monastery in central Myanmar.

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 ...

Wednesday, March 4 2015

The New Zealand bar manager facing jail in Myanmar over religious insult accusations was solely responsible for using a Buddha image in a controversial drinks promotion, his colleague has told a court.

Armed Myanmar Border Guard Forces patrol in the streets of Myawaddy, Kayin State, Myanmar, October 2, 2014. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Wednesday, March 4 2015

The Karen Human Rights Group has voiced concern that the firing of artillery shells by Tatmadaw troops in a township in Kayin State is preventing

Wednesday, March 4 2015

China has set up temporary settlements to relocate about 14,000 Myanmar border inhabitants who have fled to Yunnan Province following ...

A student shouts slogans as he holds up a Buddhist alm bowl during a march on the road at Letpadan, Bago division, Myanmar, March 3, 2015. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
Tuesday, March 3 2015

More than 100 monks and student protesters in Myanmar began a hunger strike over education reform March 3 as police blocked their march to the commercial capital Yangon.

Tuesday, March 3 2015

Myanmar President U Thein Sein and National League for Democracy chairperson Daw Aung San Suu Kyi held rare talks at the former’s farm residenceMarch 2, ...

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