Abe, Suu Kyi affirm cooperation on Myanmar development

/ Sep 7, 2016

Abe, Suu Kyi affirm cooperation on Myanmar development

Meeting with Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that Japan is committed to assisting in the development of her nation, offering a counterpoint to China’s influence. In their talks on the sidelines of meetings of the ...

Myanmar Buddhists jeer ex-U.N. chief on peace mission

Sep 6, 2016

Myanmar Buddhists jeer ex-U.N. chief on peace mission

Hundreds of Buddhists jeered former U.N. chief Kofi Annan as he arrived in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state Tuesday to examine a bitter religious conflict that has displaced tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya. Annan has been tasked by the de facto leader of Myanmar’s ...

U.S. to downgrade Myanmar in human trafficking report

Jun 28, 2016

U.S. to downgrade Myanmar in human trafficking report

The United States has decided to place Myanmar on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking, officials said, a move aimed at prodding the country’s new democratically elected government and its still-powerful military to do more to curb the use of child ...