Myanmar's repressive regime is showing signs of relaxing restrictions not only in the political and diplomatic realm but in the day-to-day lives of its people, according to Patrick Winn, who recently traveled to Myanmar to do a series of reports…
By Talea Miller
The UN Refugee Agency released new 2010 data on the countries hosting the largest numbers of refugees and the countries producing large refugee populations.
By Larisa Epatko
Relief organizations responding to Cyclone Giri, which pounded western Myanmar on Friday, are finding homes and schools swept away and a need for emergency food and water in the saltwater soaked islands.
By Tom LeGro
City of Asylum/Pittsburgh is a six-year-old program that provides shelter to foreign literary writers who have encountered dangers in their homeland. Watch online exclusive videos of the writers reading their work.
President Obama kicked off a nine-day trip to Asia on Friday with a visit to Japan, where the newly elected prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, is seeking a more "equal partnership" with the U.S. and the closing of an unpopular Marine…
Following a bloody military coup in 1988, the nation of Myanmar has been largely isolated from the West. Now, for the first time in more than 20 years, signs are emerging that the U.S. may engage in new diplomatic talks…
Virginia Democratic Sen. Jim Webb talks about his unusual mission to reclusive Myanmar to secure the release of an American prisoner, and the other stops on his Asia tour.
In other news, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. Ray Odierno, is seeking to send more troops into northern Iraq, and Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia called for a "new approach" to sanctions against Myanmar.
Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to extended home detention through next year's elections. Myanmar analysts mull her future.
A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday to 18 months under house arrest for allowing an uninvited American to stay at her home.
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