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Suu Kyi's party expected to win second term in Myanmar polls

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s citizens go to the polls Sunday in an effort to sustain the fledgling democracy they helped install just five years ago. There are about 37 million registere...

Tensions remain high between Thai government and protesters

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government and the country’s pro-democracy movement appeared no closer to resolving their differences Saturday, as the protesters' evening deadline for Prime Minister Prayuth...

Thai protesters ask court to revoke order, continue rallies

BANGKOK (AP) — Student activists applied to a court Wednesday to revoke a state of emergency the government declared last week to try to rein in Thailand's growing protests. Demonstr...

Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s embattled prime minister said Monday that there were no plans to extend a state of emergency outside the capital, even as student-led protests calling for him to leave office...

Bangkok shuts down transit systems as protesters persist

BANGKOK (AP) — The authorities in Bangkok shut down mass transit systems and set up roadblocks Saturday as Thailand’s capital braced for a fourth straight day of determined anti-government protests. ...

Thai hotel offers to drop lawsuit against complaining guest

BANGKOK (AP) — A hotel in Thailand that filed a criminal defamation suit against a guest who posted negative reviews about it online said Friday it will drop the complaint if he makes apologies and ot...

Rights group decries Myanmar's camps for displaced Rohingya

BANGKOK (AP) — The de facto detention of 130,000 ethnic Rohingya in squalid camps in Myanmar amounts to a form of apartheid, a human rights group alleged Thursday in urging the world to pressure Aung ...

Ethnic identifiers in Myanmar election app criticized

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Sweden-based organization that promotes democracy and assists in organizing elections said Thursday it is not responsible for a smartphone application's inclusion of a controv...

Divers in SE Asia may have found US submarine lost in WWII

BANGKOK (AP) — Divers have found what they believe is the wreck of a U.S. Navy submarine lost 77 years ago in Southeast Asia, providing a coda to a stirring but little-known tale from World War II. ...

Myanmar locks down parts of Yangon amid virus increase

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar was accelerating efforts Thursday to control the spread of the coronavirus, which has led to campaigning for November's general election to be suspended in some areas du...

Amnesty Report: Businesses supporting Myanmar abuses

NOT FOR USE (AP) — The overwhelming control of Myanmar’s economy by the military through some of its biggest companies means its foreign and domestic business partners are likely supporting military u...

Rights group: Myanmar army deserters confirmed atrocities

BANGKOK (AP) — Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar’s army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to “shoot all that you see and that you hear” in villages where mi...

Thailand hits 100 days with no local virus transmissions

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s prime minister on Wednesday congratulated his countrymen on the nation having achieved 100 days without a confirmed locally transmitted case of the coronavirus, even as secur...

Thai leader says unity necessary to revive virus-hit economy

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s prime minister, facing growing demands from students for change, warned Thursday that the nation must pull together to overcome the economic damage caused by the coronavirus ...

UN urges SE Asia to build back better from COVID-19 crisis

BANGKOK (AP) — The United Nations advised Southeast Asian nations to tackle inequality and green their economies to build a more resilient and inclusive future as they strive to recover from the COVID...