Local political parties in northern Myanmar’s Kachin state have been working together to strengthen the prospects of their candidates beating those from the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party …Read more
NAYPYITAW, MYANMAR – Myanmar’s parliament rejected on Wednesday a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed the country’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to officially become president.
The …Read more
On March 3, the United States announced more than $59 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh and internally displaced Rohingya and members of …Read more
Concludes Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders
The Human Rights Council this afternoon began an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the …Read more
In response to a request from the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports, the Singapore Government has contributed 3,000 diagnostic tests and two polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines for the …Read more
Myanmar’s largest ethnic armed group, the United Wa State Army, will hold voting in four townships of its self-administered region for the first time when general elections are held later …Read more
KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad will stand for the premiership on behalf of the former ruling coalition, the interim prime minister said Saturday, less than a week after he …Read more
Prime Minister Hun Sen called on China Wednesday to airlift raw materials to Cambodia to keep the garment sector in the country working through the coronavirus epidemic that has stifled …Read more
A senior South Sudanese official rejected criticism by the U.N. Human Rights Council that his country is a serious violator of human rights.
Samuel Luate Lominsuk, director-general for Multilateral Affairs …Read more
A U.S. government commission on Wednesday faulted India’s response to deadly communal riots in New Delhi and urged the government to take swift action to protect the Muslim minority.
The …Read more
Thailand’s neighbors in Southeast Asia are condemning Bangkok for dissolving an opposition party Friday, which critics view as the latest sign democracy is in retreat in the region.
The Constitutional …Read more
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would …Read more
LOME, TOGO – The home of a key Togo opposition candidate was surrounded by security forces just hours after polls closed Saturday in elections widely expected to see President Faure …Read more
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Senegal, where he will hold talks with President Macky Sall focused on strengthening security ties and promoting deeper economic cooperation.
The U.S. officially …Read more
Myanmar President Win Myint on Thursday warned the country’s powerful military to limit its involvement in politics, citing a mandate issued decades ago by independence hero General Aung San, during …Read more