Burma’s government warns that a cyclone could threaten the country’s western coast this week, raising fears for tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya.
In Kachin State, children play in bomb shelters and trenches, monuments to everything that has gone wrong in Burma over the last two years.
Facing possible sanctions, Thailand’s prime minister vows to work toward ending her country’s trade in ivory, but gives no timeline for implementing a domestic ban.
Despite the recent lull in fighting in Kachin State, there is still no sign of an end to conflict there between Kachin and Burmese forces.
The KIA and the Burmese government agree to hold talks in China this week, even as fresh shelling booms across the front line.
An international conservation group urges Thailand to ban all ivory trading to stem an unprecedented slaughter of elephants in Africa.
Aung San Suu Kyi the elected lawmaker is finding it a lot more difficult to pick her battles and is more pragmatic when she does.
Government immigration officials are in the midst of a painstaking, census-like operation aimed at verifying the citizenship of Muslims living in Arakan State.
Despite recent communal violence a small trickle of determined tourists are still traveling to western Burma to ogle at monuments of this region’s glorious past.
The visit of US President Barack Obama has been deemed as an endorsement of recent reform but much of Burmese society is still left wanting.
The cultivation of illegal opium increases in Burma for a sixth successive year, fueled partly by rising Asian demand for heroin, claims the United Nations.
The recent sectarian conflict between Rohingya Muslims and Arakanese Buddhists has fundamentally altered the demographic landscape of the coastal Arakan State capital of Sittwe.
A record-breaking 641 therapists mass-massaged 641 people simultaneously for 12 minutes to set a new Guinness World Record at an indoor exhibition hall in Bangkok.
Thailand’s Constitutional Court is expected to issue a ruling in a pivotal case that some fear could trigger a new round of political chaos and violent protests.
An American sentenced to two-and-a-half years in Thai prison for translating a banned biography of the country’s king is freed by a royal pardon.
Asia’s more than one million ethnic Rohingya Muslims are considered by rights groups to be among the most persecuted people on earth.
Aung San Suu Kyi has uses her first foreign trip in 24 years to fight for the millions of Burmese economic migrants vulnerable to exploitation.
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi uses her first trip abroad in nearly a quarter-century to visit impoverished migrants in neighboring Thailand.
International praise for President Thein Sein’s reformist policies has led to the easing of trade sanctions but hundreds of political prisoners still languish behind bars.
“Ban That Scene!” makes a daring mockery of Burma’s dreaded film censorship board whose members are cast as comical guardians of a tyrannical state’s idealized image of itself.