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  • U.N. rights chief demands Myanmar probe reported massacre of Muslims

    The United Nations' lead advocate for human rights on Thursday demanded that Myanmar authorities investigate "credible information" about a reported massacre of more than 40 Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state. "I deplore the loss of life in Du...
  • Myanmar claims Muslim militants targeted police officer

    YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar's government is continuing to push back against calls for an investigation into the reported massacre of more than 40 Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state, saying that militants had infiltrated the restive region...
  • Myanmar orders Doctors Without Borders to cease operations

    Myanmar orders Doctors Without Borders to cease operations
    Doctors Without Borders has been ordered to cease activities in Myanmar, leaving  tens of thousands of patients without medical care, the Nobel Prize-winning aid group said Friday. Doctors Without Borders did not give a reason for the move. But local...
  • The plight of Myanmar's Rohingya

    Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, has made substantial progress in the last few years, moving from military rule toward democracy, releasing political prisoners and freeing from house arrest Nobel Prize-winning democracy activist Aung San...
  • Myanmar army releases child soldiers

    NEW DELHI – The Myanmar army released 62 child soldiers Wednesday in its latest bid to meet international human rights standards, although critics said more children still remain in uniform. Since the army agreed to end the practice in June 2012,...
  • Myanmar begins new round of political-prisoner releases

    NEW DELHI – Myanmar started releasing approximately 70 political prisoners Tuesday, days after President Thein Sein promised during a European tour to free all remaining prisoners of conscience by the end of the year. Civic society groups...
  • Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy returns to stir up election

    Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy returns to stir up election
    The joyous scene of Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s return to Phnom Penh¬†from self-imposed exile Friday has stirred expectations – some would say unrealistic ones – of young voters throwing their support behind an alternative to...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, faces an uncertain future

    Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, faces an uncertain future
    NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — The Lady, uncharacteristically, is late. But she is unflustered, graciously indulging the pack of photographers that follows as she glides out of her car, up a granite staircase and into her seat in the grand assembly hall....
  • Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it

    Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it
    BAGAN, Myanmar — Mr. Aye has a round, aged face and a wide, betel-nut-stained smile. Like many Burmese, he punctuates his speech with giggling, which can be alarming to a Westerner. "Just three years ago, hehehe," he says, "if I'd been seen...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Living life as Thoreau might

    Bethany Smedley was a little girl when she turned the cover of “Chasing the Dragon,” by Jackie Pullinger. It's the story of Pullinger's travels to Hong Kong to become a missionary. Inside Hong Kong was the infamous walled city, Kowloon....
  • Ugly Americans abroad wreak havoc in modern movies

    Ugly Americans abroad wreak havoc in modern movies
    In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American. In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...
  • Campanella's 'Foosball' to Open San Sebastian

    LOCARNO -- A blockbuster in its native Argentina, Juan Jose Campanella's "Foosball," one of the biggest films ever to come out of Latin America, will open September's 61st San Sebastian Festival. Budgeted at $21 million, the 3D animation feature -- about...