An investigation of Myanmar's Kyaw Thaung family exposes a vast web of military procurement that was strategically hidden from the public.
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Armed with cash, coaches and state-of-the-art training facilities, Qatar has been trying to assemble an athletic force worthy of the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The government has overhauled an athletic system that was once underfunded and corrupt, but the pressure to perform weighs on competitors.
A women’s doubles badminton victory was the first gold for Indonesia in Tokyo and the eighth in the country’s Olympic history.
As China clamps down on its civil and political rights, Hong Kong is finding solace and hope in its best-ever Olympic showing.
China relies on a system that puts tens of thousands of children in government-run training schools. Many are funneled into less prominent sports that Beijing hopes to dominate.
Hidilyn Diaz broke the country's nearly century-long drought by capturing a gold in the women’s 55-kilogram division while setting two Olympic records.
Amid the resistance to military rule, some are saying that democracy can’t flourish without respecting the minorities that have been persecuted for decades.
Four officers spoke about life in the feared Tatmadaw, which has turned its guns on civilians again. “The Tatmadaw is the only world” for most soldiers, one said.
In Myanmar embassies around the world, diplomats are struggling with whether to represent a military that has locked up their elected leaders.