Myanmar

Doctors Without Borders General Director Arjan Hehenkamp talks to journalists during a press conference at their office in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Doctors Without Borders has been kicked out of Myanmar after two decades of caring for sick people in one of the world’s poorest countries, in a decision the group said Friday […]

02/28/2014

Chelsea Clinton launching ceremony of Children's safe drinking water (CSDW) program, Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo)

Chelsea Clinton eyes global projects, gay rights

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Chelsea Clinton said Tuesday she plans to become increasingly involved in the international health projects of her father’s foundation and to speak out for gay rights. The only child of […]

05/28/2013

Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler at a 2004 performance in Japan. (AP Photo)

Aerosmith drops Indonesia show over security fears

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Aerosmith canceled a show in Indonesia after authorities there said they had foiled a bomb plot targeting the Myanmar Embassy. Concert promoter Ismaya Live cited safety concerns as the reason for […]

05/05/2013

Aung San Suu Kyi, opposition leader of Myanmar

Sweaters knit by Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sell for $123K

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s cash-strapped opposition party is tapping into the prestige of its leader: Two sweaters hand-knit by Aung San Suu Kyi have been auctioned for $123,000.

12/29/2012

Jason Mraz to make historic appearance in Myanmar

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Jason Mraz will make history next month when he performs in Myanmar to raise awareness about human trafficking. Mraz will headline a free outdoor concert on Dec. 16 at People’s Square […]

11/16/2012

US waives Myanmar import ban before Obama's trip

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States on Friday suspended its ban on imports from Myanmar before President Barack Obama’s landmark visit to the country to reward its democratic reforms. The State Department said it was […]

11/16/2012

Fiscal talks under way, Obama heads to SE Asia

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is about to head off to Southeast Asia to showcase a foreign policy achievement in Myanmar and reinforce the U.S. role as a counterweight to China. The four-day trip […]

11/16/2012

Red Cross says death toll in Myanmar quake hits 26

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – The Red Cross says the death toll has risen to 26 from an earthquake that damaged homes and ancient Buddhist pagodas in northern Myanmar. The Red Cross said in a statement […]

11/13/2012

Myanmar's Suu Kyi begins landmark US visit

WASHINGTON (AP) – Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Washington, where she will be presented Congress’ highest award. It’s the latest milestone in her remarkable journey from political prisoner to globe-trotting […]

09/17/2012

Suu Kyi walks on with U2's 'star-struck' Bono

(AP) – Aung San Suu Kyi and Bono are hanging out. The Myanmar democracy activist has joined forces with the U2 frontman, one of her key backers, as her European tour moves to Ireland. The […]

06/18/2012