By Aye Aye Win The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s leader has ordered a new prisoner amnesty ahead of a historic visit to the country by President Barack Obama on Monday, Nov. 19. State television said Sunday, Nov. 18 that President Thein Sein had ordered 66 detainees released, but it was not clear […]
By Jim Kuhnhenn The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit the once pariah nation of Myanmar, drawing attention to the country’s shift to democracy and highlighting what his administration regards as a marquee foreign policy achievement.
By Grant Peck The Associated Press BANGKOK, THAILAND (AP) — The European aid group Doctors Without Borders said Monday, Oct. 28 it has been prevented from providing essential medical services because of tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in western Myanmar.
By Staff The Associated Press YANGON, MYANMAR (AP) — One of Myanmar’s legendary ‘Thirty Comrades,’ who spearheaded the struggle against British colonialism, has been invited back from exile by President Thein Sein.
The key to understanding Anne Ni and her business-training mission for Myanmar is first knowing that she is a fourth-generation Anglican. Her friend, the Archbishop of Myanmar, helped arrange her trips to Myanmar with Five Talents, an Anglican microbusiness organization …
By The Associated Press Staff MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Residents in an eastern Iowa town are struggling with a severe language barrier, as they try to comfort two refugee families whose children drowned in the Iowa River this week.
By Associate Press Staff SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — With fearful residents cowering indoors, security forces patrolling a tense town in western Myanmar collected bodies Monday from the debris of homes burned down over the weekend in some of the country’s deadliest sectarian bloodshed in years.
By Aye Aye Win and Todd Pitman The Associated Press NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) ― Aung San Suu Kyi capped a tenacious, decades-long journey from political prisoner to office holder in long-repressed Myanmar as the country’s main opposition party moved its struggle for democratic rule inside government for the first time.
By Grant Peck The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra celebrated Thailand’s most important holiday in neighboring Cambodia this weekend, telling thousands of fervent supporters who crossed the border to meet him that he intends to return home soon on his own terms.
By Todd Pittman Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) ― Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s victory in parliamentary elections is the biggest prize of her political career. But the weekend vote for only a few dozen legislative seats may have sown the seeds of something far more significant ― the possibility her party could sweep […]