| Jan 16, 2015
| 11:13 AM
Top U.S. and U.N. diplomats on human rights wrapped up separate visits to Myanmar on Friday with warnings that discrimination against religious minorities in the predominantly Buddhist nation is stoking already dangerous sectarian tensions.
At a news...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Invoking the United States' own messy path to democracy, President Obama urged leaders here Thursday to right a young democracy veering off course and taking with it a once-touted U.S. foreign policy success in Asia.
Faltering government reforms and...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:41 PM
They greeted each other with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, and then Friday’s meeting between President Obama and Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi quickly moved beyond pleasantries.
He suggested she speak out more forcefully on behalf...
| 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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year.
The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:23 PM
President Obama's decision to skip two Asia-Pacific summits this week to deal with the U.S. government shutdown and threatened debt default allowed Chinese leaders to strut the world stage as regional superpower envoys and have their way on critical...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
THABYUCHAING, Myanmar — U Abdul Samat spent his life farming the rice paddies that stretched, brilliant green, in all directions. Now he was nearly 90 years old, a great-grandfather who walked with a cane.
He was also a Muslim, and the men who...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Over cappuccino at a crowded conference on real estate in one of the world's last frontier markets, one investor turned to another and said breezily, "I'm here to get rich."
They had paid more than $2,000 each to attend panels with titles like...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:40 PM
The United Nations' lead advocate for human rights on Thursday demanded that Myanmar authorities investigate "credible information" about a reported massacre of more than 40 Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state.
"I deplore the loss of life in Du...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:28 AM
NEW DELHI -- Rushing to meet a self-imposed year-end deadline to release all political prisoners, Myanmar on Friday announced the release of 69 inmates from over a dozen jails nationwide, explaining in a statement that the move demonstrated the “...