Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election in January, nearly two years ahead of schedule, with Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third six-year term.
Burma’s first democratic elections in 25 years are scheduled to be held in late October or early November, the Union Election Commission announces.
US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Asia-Pacific leaders to do more to stem flows of foreign fighters to Islamic State in the Middle East.
Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan hit an all-time high in 2013 despite years of counter-narcotics efforts that have cost the United States $7.6 billion.
Forty-one works of art in watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel paints are on public display this week at the Lokanat Galleries in Rangoon.
Government troops agree to retreat from some areas near the upper Salween River, during an emergency meeting with ethnic Shan rebels.
Japan is to carry out several studies on how the stalled Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in southern Burma can be revived, government sources say.