| May 17, 2013
| 1:08 PM
NEW DELHI -- Some 20 political prisoners were released in Myanmar on Friday, just days before a a historic summit between the country's leader and President Obama in Washington, officials and prisoner rights groups said.
President Thein Sein will be the...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:00 PM
NEW DELHI, India -- Ever since Myanmar opened to the West, released political prisoners and allowed the opposition led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to run for office, it has been dogged by tensions among its many ethnic and religious minorities....
| May 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Architect of exiting autocracy invited to the White House
Monday, May 20 -- Myanmar President Thein Sein’s visit to Washington symbolically celebrates his nation’s embrace of democracy and the rule of law after half a century of...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:58 PM
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,...
| May 28, 2013
| 8:44 AM
NEW DELHI -- A watchdog group Tuesday called on Myanmar’s government to immediately revoke a population-control policy that blocks members of the minority Rohingya Muslim community from having more than two children, measures it said are...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM
NEW DELHI – A boat carrying approximately 100 Rohingya Muslims capsized late Monday off the coast of Myanmar with many of its occupants feared dead, UN officials said, as the region braced for a cyclone expected to slam low-lying areas inhabited...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:29 AM
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...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:31 PM
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...
| Aug 9, 2013
The relationship between the White House and the government of Myanmar has been steadily improving. President Obama went there in November; President Thein Sein came here in May. Last year, the administration eased the prohibition on Americans doing...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Anthony Bourdain heads to Myanmar for the debut of his CNN show. Get ready for “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” bowing at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Bourdain will receive heavy exposure on CNN's weekends. “Parts Unknown” will repeat...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:13 PM
Three officials from an agency that advises the Italian government in emergencies resigned Tuesday in protest after a court convicted seven experts for failing to warn residents in the city of L'Aquila sufficiently before a devastating earthquake struck...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The community was out of control -- the children, oh my goodness, the children, were sniffing gasoline and pretty much abandoning any pretense of a future -- and the social and criminal-justice systems were just adding to the problem. Nothing was working....