The opposition leader says Buddhist-Muslim clashes threaten progress toward democracy and urges Burma’s government to provide greater security for dialogue.
More than 300,000 people remain displaced and virtually no rebuilding has begun along the battered northeastern Japanese coast.
Japan’s economy shrinks in July-September, its first contraction in three quarters, foiling hopes for a rebound and signaling it may already be in recession.
The IFIs urge a reduction in debt levels and urgent action to get the world’s unemployed back to work.
The border town of Ruili, China’s main trading gateway to Burma, is waiting for a fresh boom that may never come.
Ensuring forest dwellers in nations such as Burma have rights over their land is reportedly vital for slowing the deforestation that causes greenhouse gases.
The two billion women in Asia are still paid less than men for similar work and are extremely underrepresented in top leadership positions, claims a new report.
Asian shares slump further following an overnight sell-off on Wall Street that gave the US markets their worst loss so far this year.