Recent flooding in Burma is expected to have a long-term effect on the nation’s farmers as the harvest of beans and pulses will be delayed by several months.
UN human rights envoy to Burma, Yanghee Lee, is currently in the country for her third official visit since assuming the role in June 2014.
Burma says it has appealed for international assistance to help provide food, temporary shelter and clothing for people affected by widespread floods.
A number of ethnic armed group leaders have reportedly urged President Thein Sein to seek a second term for the sake of continuity in peace negotiations.
Atomic bomb survivors in Japan are among those opposing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to reboot reactors taken offline after the Fukushima disaster.
Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority said the flooding has affected more than 800,000 people in over 2,000 villages.
India has signed a peace agreement with a leading Nagaland separatist group that had waged guerrilla war against New Delhi for six decades.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said the disputed South China Sea should not be discussed at an ASEAN meeting in Malaysia on Tuesday.
Spurned candidates speak out after over a dozen high-profile parliamentary hopefuls were omitted from the NLD’s candidate list for the upcoming election.
Donors in Burma are scrambling to get to flood-affected populations with humanitarian aid in tow, but face logistical challenges in delivery relief supplies.
About 48 people have been stranded on the grounds of a university for nearly a week in Sagaing Division’s flood-ravaged Kale.
Locals across more than 30 villages in Hinthada District have had their homes inundated as floodwaters from northern Burma make their way through the Irrawaddy Delta.
The Myanmar Rice Federation has asked its members to stop exports, after dramatic rice price rises in flooded areas and fears of a drop in harvest yields.
At least 35 people die due to recent flooding in western Burma’s Arakan State as the cumulative toll rises across the country’s inundated central plain.
The Union Election Commission will leave candidate applications open for another week, as large swathes of the country continue to be ravaged by flooding.
Book lovers spend the rainy holiday weekend perusing long-lost titles at the Seikku Cho Cho book fair from July 31 to Aug. 12.
A general election in Thailand could be delayed until April 2017 if a newly drafted constitution is rejected next month.
If the British government is serious about ending sexual violence in Burma, difficult choices will have to be made.
Malaysian officials say they will seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered.
Protests over textbook revisions which students say aim to brainwash them into accepting a "one China" view of history underscore the island's growing independence.