- Myanmar's parliament blocks changes to constitution Updated: Jun-25-15 5:30 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's parliament voted against several constitutional amendments Thursday, ensuring that the military's veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year.
- Rights group wants Thailand, Myanmar to help 'sea gypsies' Updated: Jun-25-15 8:07 am
BANGKOK - The governments of Thailand and Myanmar must end discrimination and other abuses against a nomadic seafaring tribe whose livelihood in their waters has been upended by development, a human rights group said Thursday.
- Suu Kyi warns instability could delay Myanmar elections Updated: Jun-20-15 5:07 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told her party's senior members Saturday that this year's general election could be delayed if there is any instability in the country.
- Myanmar's government accuses newspaper of contempt of court Updated: Jun-19-15 11:25 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's Information Ministry has filed a contempt of court complaint against the publisher and 16 editorial employees of a newspaper it is already suing for defamation, an action critics charge is an attempt at intimidation ahead of elections set for later this year.
- Asian powers unconvincing in World Cup qualifying Updated: Jun-17-15 1:24 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The four power teams of Asian football avoided defeat in their opening World Cup qualifiers, yet none put in performances that will dispel the doubts about the strength of the region's teams following their combined winless record at the 2014 World Cup.
- Japan held to 0-0 by Singapore in Asian World Cup qualifier Updated: Jun-16-15 5:21 pm
Japan was held to a surprising goalless draw by visiting Singapore while Guam pulled off only its second World Cup qualifying win when it beat India 2-1 on Tuesday.
- Myanmar denies Indian army crossed border to attack rebels Updated: Jun-11-15 9:59 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A raid by India's army on insurgents accused of killing 18 Indian soldiers last week took place on Indian soil, not inside Myanmar as some Indian media reported, a Myanmar official said Thursday.
- Ethnic Kokang rebels declare unilateral ceasefire in Myanmar Updated: Jun-11-15 6:38 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Ethnic Kokang rebels fighting against government troops in northeastern Myanmar declared a unilateral ceasefire on Thursday.
- Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi meets China's president Updated: Jun-11-15 6:02 am
BEIJING - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing aimed at building ties with her country's powerful neighbor.
- Myanmar trade team learning about cooking with soy products Updated: Jun-10-15 6:01 am
FARGO, North Dakota - A group of food industry leaders from the Asian country of Myanmar is in Fargo learning about soy-based products.
- Indian army attacks insurgents along border with Myanmar Updated: Jun-09-15 3:52 pm
NEW DELHI - The Indian army on Tuesday attacked insurgent groups along its border with Myanmar days after the rebels killed 18 Indian soldiers in an ambush in the insurgency wracked remote northeast, a top army officer said.
- Enticing matchups set for round of 16 at Under-20 World Cup Updated: Jun-07-15 10:20 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The group stage of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup produced a number of major surprises, goals galore and an equal number of enticing matchups in the round of 16 starting on Wednesday.
- Thailand scrambles to boost image on human trafficking Updated: Jun-07-15 2:01 am
BANGKOK - Thailand is eager to show its newfound toughness on human trafficking, taking reporters on patrols and tours of former camps, cooperating with neighboring countries and the U.S., and arresting dozens of officials - including a high-ranking officer in the military that now controls the country. The junta even had a "National Anti-Human Trafficking Day."
- US senator: Flawed elections will hinder ties with Myanmar Updated: Jun-04-15 10:47 am
WASHINGTON - The Republican Senate leader says further normalization of relations between the U.S. and Myanmar will be "much more difficult" if elections this fall don't reflect the people's will.
- Myanmar: Migrants sought jobs, weren't fleeing persecution Updated: Jun-04-15 6:13 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar said Thursday that thousands of migrants left the country to seek better jobs elsewhere, and were not fleeing persecution, a day after bringing to shore about 730 migrants, the latest arrivals in Southeast Asia's ongoing crisis.
- Thai army officer surrenders in human trafficking probe Updated: Jun-03-15 3:13 am
BANGKOK - A senior Thai army officer turned himself in Wednesday to face charges over his alleged involvement in a human trafficking scandal that included people from Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia, marking the first arrest of a military official since authorities launched a widening probe last month.
- US official calls for Myanmar citizenship for Rohingya Updated: Jun-01-15 2:04 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A senior U.S. official said Monday that resettlement in a third country is not the answer to the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia and called for Myanmar to give citizenship to Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution there.
- Actor Matt Dillon puts rare celebrity spotlight on Rohingya Updated: Jun-01-15 8:55 am
SITTWE, Myanmar - American actor Matt Dillon put a rare star-powered spotlight on Myanmar's long-persecuted Rohingya Muslims, visiting a hot, squalid camp for tens of thousands displaced by violence and a port that has been one of the main launching pads for their exodus by sea.