General News

Japan to provide $3 million to Myanmar for Rohingya return

Jan 12, 2018

Japan's foreign minister has urged Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to guarantee the safe and voluntary return of Rohingya who fled violence

Michelin star boosts chef at outdoor Thai kitchen to stardom

Jan 12, 2018

A Thai chef who has spent over 30 years wielding her wok in an unassuming outdoor, coal-fired kitchen has been awarded a Michelin star, propelling her to culinary stardom

Tattoos lead Thai police to arrest Japanese gang member

Jan 11, 2018

Thai police say they have arrested a 74-year-old fugitive Japanese gang member who was recognized when photos of his full-body tattoos were circulated online

Reuters journalists charged with violating Myanmar law

Jan 10, 2018

Prosecutors in Myanmar have formally charged two Reuters journalists with violating the Official Secrets Act, signaling the case will go forward despite international condemnation

Myanmar: Soldiers, villagers killed Rohingya in mass grave

Jan 10, 2018

Myanmar's military has acknowledged that its security forces and Buddhist villagers killed 10 Rohingya Muslims whose bodies were found in a mass grave in a village in troubled Rakhine state

Thailand confirms that ex-leader Yingluck is in Britain

Jan 9, 2018

Thailand's foreign minister says former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country last year to evade a prison sentence, is in Britain, after photos surfaced online apparently showing Yingluck in London

Myanmar trial set to begin for 2 Reuters journalists

Jan 9, 2018

Myanmar to begin trial this week of two Reuters journalists charged under a colonial-era state secrets act, in a case that highlights growing concerns about press freedom in the country

Thai leader tells reporters to quiz cardboard mock-up

Jan 9, 2018

Thailand's prime minister evades journalists' questions by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself and telling the reporters to quiz it instead

Insurgents attack Myanmar soldiers in Rakhine, wounding 6

Jan 7, 2018

Six Myanmar soldiers were wounded in insurgent attack in northern Rakhine state, where government troops are accused of "ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar releases journalists, staff arrested over drone

Dec 29, 2017

Two journalists and their two local staff were released from a Myanmar prison two months after their arrest for allegedly flying a drone over the parliament.

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