| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:29 AM
NEW DELHI – Myanmar started releasing approximately 70 political prisoners Tuesday, days after President Thein Sein promised during a European tour to free all remaining prisoners of conscience by the end of the year.
Civic society groups...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Those looking for answers about Tuesday's fire include several Burmese refugees that were living at the Ashley Lane apartments.
They lost everything including some very important paperwork.
Now they're without their documents that prove they're in...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:31 PM
The joyous scene of Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s return to Phnom Penh from self-imposed exile Friday has stirred expectations – some would say unrealistic ones – of young voters throwing their support behind an alternative to...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:51 PM
Bethany Smedley was a little girl when she turned the cover of “Chasing the Dragon,” by Jackie Pullinger. It's the story of Pullinger's travels to Hong Kong to become a missionary. Inside Hong Kong was the infamous walled city, Kowloon....
| Jul 18, 2013
The last month hasn't been a good one for religious tolerance.
As Egypt teetered on the edge of chaos following the military's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, unknown assailants killed a Coptic Christian priest in Sinai and Muslim extremists...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Lo Hsing Han
Ex-drug kingpin and business tycoon
Lo Hsing Han, 80, a former drug kingpin and business tycoon once dubbed the "Godfather of Heroin" by the U.S. government, died Saturday at his home in Myanmar's main city of Yangon. The cause was not...
| Aug 9, 2013
The relationship between the White House and the government of Myanmar has been steadily improving. President Obama went there in November; President Thein Sein came here in May. Last year, the administration eased the prohibition on Americans doing...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Building brand awareness is something with which Diane Nelson, named president of the newly formed DC Entertainment in 2009, is quite familiar, having managed Warner Bros.' highly successful "Harry Potter" franchise. Now, as Nelson figures out how to...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:30 AM
LOCARNO -- A blockbuster in its native Argentina, Juan Jose Campanella's "Foosball," one of the biggest films ever to come out of Latin America, will open September's 61st San Sebastian Festival.
Budgeted at $21 million, the 3D animation feature -- about...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:58 PM
NEW DELHI – The Myanmar army released 62 child soldiers Wednesday in its latest bid to meet international human rights standards, although critics said more children still remain in uniform.
Since the army agreed to end the practice in June 2012,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Showbiz dreams and political commentary mix harmoniously in "Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls," an entertaining docu about the first all-girl pop group to emerge from Burma (Myanmar). Filmed between 2010 and 2012, when the release from house arrest of...