Myanmar Military Chief Backs BRI Projects in Talks With China’s Xi

Sen-Gen. Min Aung Hlaing says development schemes will benefit the rural poor.

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ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit

A golden opportunity for Myanmar and the Republic of Korea to develop a win-win partnership

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Arakan Army to Release Relatives of Police Officers

Police accuse the rebel group of abducting the relatives in an act of terrorism. The Arakan Army claims it was rescuing the relatives from a military bombing run.

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India’s Giant Election Gets Underway With Voting in First of 7 Phases

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is gunning for a second term having campaigned strongly on his national security record following a flare up in tensions with Pakistan.

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Pushing the Envelope: Money Politics Mars Indonesian Poll

Indonesia — the world's third-largest democracy — has some of the worst money politics in Southeast Asia, according to researchers.

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N. Korea’s Kim Says Must Deliver ‘Blow’ to Those Imposing Sanctions – KCNA

Kim Jong Un said his country needs to deliver a “telling blow” to sanction-imposing countries by upping its efforts to create a self-supporting national economy.

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The Day Myanmar’s Independence Hero and His Colleagues Were Laid to Rest

On this day in 1948, Gen. Aung San and eight colleagues assassinated with him were laid to rest at the site that would later become the Martyrs’ Mausoleum in Yangon.

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Ba Hla Aye's presentation at the Roundtable on the Korean Peninsula


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