| Feb 23, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In November, Stefanie Weiner visited Myanmar with small tour group led by a Burmese photographer. At Mingun, a small town near Mandalay, Weiner photographed a young monk traversing the stone arches of Myatheindan Pagoda.
"The scene seems to embody the...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:56 AM
The most interesting thing about China's new President Xi Jinping's first official trip to Latin America is that he will not set foot in Cuba, Venezuela or any other of China's political allies in the region — which would have received a huge...
| May 28, 2013
| 8:44 AM
NEW DELHI -- A watchdog group Tuesday called on Myanmar’s government to immediately revoke a population-control policy that blocks members of the minority Rohingya Muslim community from having more than two children, measures it said are...
| May 24, 2013
Adolfo Garcia is one of the top students in the English as a Second Language class at Cornerstones, but his nearly fluent English is not the whole story.
His English reading and writing skills are poor.
"I need to improve," he said. "I only went...
| May 17, 2013
| 1:08 PM
NEW DELHI -- Some 20 political prisoners were released in Myanmar on Friday, just days before a a historic summit between the country's leader and President Obama in Washington, officials and prisoner rights groups said.
President Thein Sein will be the...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Architect of exiting autocracy invited to the White House
Monday, May 20 -- Myanmar President Thein Sein’s visit to Washington symbolically celebrates his nation’s embrace of democracy and the rule of law after half a century of...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:29 AM
WASHINGTON -- When Burma's Zin Mar Aung was placed in solitary confinement for trying to organize students in 1999, Bill Clinton was president of the United States.
When she was released, Barack Obama was in the Oval Office.
Zin Mar Aung says she...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:24 PM
Gay Htoo, a Karen refugee from Myanmar, settled in Spokane, Wash., three years ago, but the prospect of a full-time job attracted him to Aberdeen.
"Before, I could usually only get part-time work, but a friend told me there were jobs here," he said....
| Jan 27, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Harry “Haddie” Armand Northcraft, 92, of Cumberland, Md., passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his home.
Born June 5, 1920, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Harry P. Northcraft and Olive I. (Sturtz) Northcraft.
He was also...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM
NEW DELHI – A boat carrying approximately 100 Rohingya Muslims capsized late Monday off the coast of Myanmar with many of its occupants feared dead, UN officials said, as the region braced for a cyclone expected to slam low-lying areas inhabited...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Hope in Sight
Aisha Simjee, MD
White Spruce Press; 240 pages
Aisha Simjee is a tough cookie. On her first mission trip as an ophthalmologist, the Newport Beach resident flew to Guyana and set up her equipment in an unused school building. Shortly...