Nov 29, 2015

Japan eager to cozy up to Myanmar's incoming NLD government

The government is stepping up efforts to develop a relationship with Myanmar’s top opposition force, the National League for Democracy, after its landslide victory in the general election earlier this month. Also, Japanese businesses have a high interest in Myanmar’s abundant and cheap labor. ...

Myanmar jade mine landslide toll tops 100

Nov 23, 2015

Myanmar jade mine landslide toll tops 100

Rescuers on Monday were searching for victims of a huge landslide at a mine in northern Myanmar as the toll topped 100 in a disaster highlighting the perils of the country’s secretive billion-dollar jade trade. Authorities in the remote town of Hpakant, the epicenter ...

Landslide in northern Myanmar kills about 70; 100 missing

Nov 22, 2015

Landslide in northern Myanmar kills about 70; 100 missing

A landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed up to 70 people and left more than 100 missing, most of them villagers sifting through a huge mountain of tailings and waste, a community leader and businessman said Sunday. The collapse occurred Saturday ...

Obama visits Asian refugee center amid immigration debate back home

Nov 21, 2015

Obama visits Asian refugee center amid immigration debate back home

Pushing back against efforts to bar Syrian refugees from resettling in the U.S., President Barack Obama vowed Saturday that his country will be a welcoming place for millions fleeing violence around the world “as long as I’m president.” Obama commented Saturday at a learning ...

Abe invites Suu Kyi to visit Japan soon

Nov 21, 2015

Abe invites Suu Kyi to visit Japan soon

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has invited Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar’s biggest opposition party, the National League for Democracy, to visit Japan at an early date, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. In a message to Suu Kyi, Abe expressed his congratulations on ...