Myanmar’s imprisoned pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday she accepted a new shift in U.S. policy toward her country, her spokesman said
The American man who swam to Aung San Suu Kyi’s home in Myanmar said Thursday he still believes he did the right thing, even though his visit led to an extension of the pro-democracy leader’s house arrest.
A U.S. senator met Saturday in Myanmar with detained pro-democracy leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi, an eyewitness said. The meeting with Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia, lasted about 40 minutes, an eyewitness said.
U.S. Sen. Jim Webb arrived in Myanmar on Friday where he is scheduled to meet with the reclusive country’s military junta, his office confirmed
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday expressed "serious concern" over the conviction of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi while the European Union adopted additional sanctions against the nation. “The members of the Security Council express serious concern at the conviction and sentencing of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and its political impact,” John Sawers of Britain, Security Council president for the month of August, told reporters
Sen. Jim Webb will meet with leaders of Myanmar’s military junta this week when he stops off in the reclusive country during a two-week, five-nation tour of Asia, his office announced Wednesday
A plane carrying 13 people — including nine passengers from Australia — went missing on its way from Port Moresby to Kokoda in Papua New Guinea, the Australia Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Over 350 new species including the world’s smallest deer, a "flying frog" and a 100 million-year old gecko have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, a biological treasure trove now threatened by climate change.
A tsunami watch has been issued after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean near India’s Andaman Islands, authorities said. The watch covers India, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia and Bangladesh, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The quake struck at 1:55 a.m
After several delays, the trial of Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi entered its final phase Friday as lawyers began delivering closing arguments under tight security at Yangon’s Insein Prison. A verdict was not expected Friday.