Myanmar army should be removed from politics: UN probe

Some 700,000 Rohingya fled the crackdown and most are now living in refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh. Read Article

Vietnam: Seven die of suspected drug overdose at Hanoi music festival

The victims, who were all Vietnamese, "all tested positive for drugs", deputy director of Hanoi police Nguyen Van Vien told reporters on Monday. Read Article

Myanmar jailbreakers could be heading to Thailand

The fugitives broke out of Hpa-An jail in the country's eastern Karen state -- which borders Thailand -- on Sunday morning. Read Article

Myanmar youth, journalists demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

Reporters Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were convicted on September 3 under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act in a case that was seen as a test of democratic freedoms in Myanmar. Read Article

Myanmar struggles to digest global anger over Rohingya crisis

Last year's military crackdown ostensibly on Rohingya militants pushed out some 700,000 of the minority in violence that horrified the world. Read Article

Taiwan backs a free, open Indo-Pacific to counter Chinese influence

Taiwan would be following the footsteps of the United States, Japan, and other countries in increasing public and private investment. Read Article

Video: Rescuers struggle to reach stranded in Myanmar dam flooding

No casualties have yet been reported but state media said more than 63,000 people in Bago region were affected after the Swar Chaung dam overflowed on Wednesday. Read Article

Several displaced as Myanmar dam overflows

The deluge comes just weeks after heavy monsoon rains pummelled Myanmar, causing widespread flash floods that forced some 150,000 people to flee their homes. Read Article

Myanmar climbers eye Hkakabo Razi -- the peak conquered only once

Hkakabo Razi is believed to be the highest peak in Southeast Asia which stands at an estimated 5,881 metres. Read Article

Wife of jailed Myanmar reporter gives birth to first child; pleads for his release to 'welcome baby'

The region was the site of a brutal military crackdown against the Rohingya. Read Article

UN urges Myanmar to pave way for Rohingya returns, grant citizenship

There was no immediate response from the Myanmar authorities to a Reuters request for comment.  Read Article

Malaysia's toppled leader to face new charges

The announcement came after Najib, who suffered a shock defeat in May elections, was summoned for a new round of questioning by the anti-corruption agency.  Read Article

30 years after Myanmar uprising, dissidents fear struggle forgotten

Military regimes in Myanmar imprisoned nearly 10,000 people since the army first seized power in 1962, sending the country into decades of isolation. Read Article

At least 82 dead after 7 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

The popular tourist destination was hit by a magnitude 7 quake today - just a week after being rocked by an earlier earthquake that killed more than a dozen people. Read Article

Pompeo urges release of Reuters reporters in meeting with Myanmar minister

Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, and his Reuters colleague, Wa Lone, 32, are facing up to 14 years in prison in Myanmar for allegedly violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act. Read Article