Boycott of Myanmar's poll an option: Suu Kyi

Apr 5, 2015

Boycott of Myanmar's poll an option: Suu Kyi

by Simon Webb

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election is an “option” if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged. In an interview Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate said that her opposition National League for ...

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

Apr 5, 2015

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place. After 17 hours overnight ...

Mar 16, 2015

Myanmar tries to placate China over bombing deaths

Myanmar expressed “deep sorrow” Monday for the deaths of five people across the border in China’s Yunnan province that it has been blamed for, while Beijing said it was clear Myanmar’s air force was responsible. China has said a bomb fell from a Myanmar ...

Mar 15, 2015

Myanmar denies bombing inside China amid protests from Beijing

A senior Myanmar official on Sunday denied Chinese accusations that one of its warplanes crossed China’s border and dropped a bomb that killed four farmers during fighting with Myanmar’s rebels. The official in Myanmar’s presidential office said his government regrets the deaths and suggested ...