Thu, 20 Sep 2018

Chinese Initiatives Threaten Mekong River

CHIANG KHONG, THAILAND - On the sandy banks of the Mekong River, local fisherman Mana Suttawong stitches together the ropes ...

Former Columnist Jailed for 'Abusive' Posts About Aung San Suu Kyi

A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for 'abusive' Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung ...

Myanmar Free Speech Advocates Plan Prolonged Campaign

YANGON - A group of free speech advocates who conducted a peaceful demonstration in Yangon earlier this week, calling for ...

Laos Sports Games Suspended Over Corruption Concerns

Sports competitions scheduled for November in Xiengkhouang province in northeastern Laos have been postponed amid concerns over possible corruption in ...

ICC Opens Preliminary Probe Into Rohingya Expulsions

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor announced Tuesday that she is launching a preliminary investigation into ...

UN: Myanmar Military Command Must be Investigated for Genocide

GENEVA - The U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar is calling for members of Myanmar's top military command to ...

British cave diver sues Elon Musk over 'pedo' comments

Washington - A British cave diver who helped in the dramatic rescue of 12 boys trapped in Thailand earlier this ...

Myanmar Police Conduct Manhunt For Escaped Inmates in Kayin State

Police in Myanmar's eastern Kayin state have recaptured 18 of 41 convicts who escaped from the state prison in Hpa-an ...

Mashrafe joins Sarfraz in slamming Asia Cup scheduling

1:58 PM ET Scheduling gaffes in the Asia Cup have angered Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza. Until Wednesday, oddly, only India ...

Iran Beaten by China at AVC Cup for Women

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran was defeated against title-holder China 3-0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-16) and failed to advance to the semi-final ...

Afghanistan, Bangladesh look to avoid Dubai detour

Bangladesh: WWLWL In the spotlight Mohammad Mithun made a confident 63 against Sri Lanka and helped Mushfiqur push the total ...

Myanmar: Domestic Commissions on Rohingya All Failures

(Geneva) - Myanmar's domestic commissions on violence in Rakhine State have all failed to report credibly on atrocities against Rohingya ...

India Starts Smart Fencing of Border with Pakistan

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The high-tech surveillance system will create an invisible electronic barrier on land, water and even in the ...

Iran Stays Perfect at AVC Cup for Women

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran made a clean sweep in Pool C after brushing off arch rival Australia in straight sets ...

(Myanmar) SEAPA statement on the conviction and 7-year sentence of Reuters journalists

THE SOUTHEAST Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) denounces in the strongest possible terms the conviction handed down today by a Myanmar ...

Iran Earns Successive Win in AVC Cup for Women

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran earned its second successive win at the 6th AVC Cup for Women on Monday. Team Melli ...

Wayne Parnell takes up Kolpak deal with Worcestershire

6:58 AM ET South Africa pace bowler Wayne Parnell has signed a Kolpak deal with Worcestershire, effectively bringing an end ...

Hunt vows to raise Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi

should be prosecuted for genocide over the crisis.Myanmar rejected the independent fact-finding mission's report as one-sided.As well as meeting Suu ...

Thai firm signs 3-hotel deal in Laos

Centara, a Thai hospitality group led by Suthikiati Chirathivat, board chairman (fourth from the right), has signed a memorandum of ...

NMSP's request for participation in Karen, Tanintharyi JMC-S is still being submitted to the JICM

'What can the EAOs do under the 2008 Constitution if they have to lay down their arms? What can the ...

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North Korean leader vows to shut main missile testing site

PYONGYANG, North Korea - Hailing the progress made in inter-Korean relations at the end of the third summit held between ...

Russia blames 'tragic chance events' for Syria plane downing

MOSCOW, Russia - After accusing Israel of indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane near Syria, the Russian ...

China responds to Trump's new tariffs with its own duties

BEIJING, China - Worries among businesses in the U.S. and China intensified further this week, after both the countries exchanged ...

Russia, Turkey enforce demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

MOSCOW, Russia - Supporting the Syrian President Bashar al Assad in his fight against rebels, Russia, along with the Government ...

Kavanaugh accuser goes public, confirmation process at risk

WASHINGTON. U.S. - A week after allegations of sexual assault against the U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett ...

Azerbaijan-Georgia border dispute a political, and literal, minefield

An hour's drive from Tbilisi lies a minefield, the largest remaining in Georgia. For more than 25 years, this part ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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