Least Developed Countries
In documenting the plight of Myanmar's stateless Rohingya minority, roving photographer Greg Constantine has produced an important work at a crucial time: Exiled to Nowhere - Burma's Rohingya comes as the troubles of the ethnic Muslims are again seeping into the reSunday, 30 September, 2012, 4:02pm
An alleged drug lord accused of ordering the deaths of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River last year was extradited from Laos to China yesterday.
Xinhua reported that Naw Kham, who authorities said was in charge of an armed drug-trafficking syndicate, was flown to Beijing on a specially chartered flight from Vientiane, the capital of Laos.11 May 2012 - 12:00am
Do Chinese companies violate labour rights on the African continent? Damage the environment? Bribe local officials? Perhaps, says Global Witness, a British-based watchdog - but if so, they do no more than companies from elsewhere.25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
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How happy is Hong Kong? Survey to say2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Bhutan's fourth king is Jigme Khesar Namgyle Wangchuck. He is 31. When he was crowned king on November 6, 2008, he was the youngest ruling monarch in the world. The Wangchuk dynasty has ruled Bhutan since 1907. His official title is the Dragon King of Bhutan.20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
China is pouring investment dollars into Myanmar in a bid to build bridges with its neighbour, but faces an uphill battle to overcome a deep sense of distrust among the hardline military leadership in the country, analysts say.3 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
After the terror attack in Angola, why don't we just go ahead and cancel the soccer World Cup in South Africa? And, with the Mumbai massacres in mind, maybe it's advisable to skip New Delhi's Commonwealth Games. And to avoid any potential clashes with pro-Tibet activists, perhaps it's best that we also don't attend the Asian Games in Guangzhou.17 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Bangladesh has become the first nation to agree to accept Rohingya boatpeople who were abandoned at sea by the Thai military, with 49 boatpeople due to arrive soon after being deported from India's Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Indian authorities are hoping that Bangladesh will accept hundreds more.19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am
Bangladeshis have a deserved international reputation as champion migrants. But the trauma and tragedy experienced by the boatpeople in the Andaman Sea in recent weeks has focused world attention on a small but equally resourceful community of Muslims who have faced extreme persecution at home in western Myanmar.19 Jan 2009 - 12:00am
The need for mutual trust surfaced repeatedly during the summit of Mekong region leaders that ended in Laos on Monday - and its future importance cannot be underestimated, according to diplomats involved.2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
An exercise in parallel realities will begin next week in Vientiane.
Senior ministers from countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion will gather in the Lao capital's five-star hotels to discuss progress on a range of transport and technology 'corridors'.23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
The Mekong's days of flowing freely look numbered, threatening food security for millions of people and friction between states along the river. Since March, officials in Vientiane have given Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese investors approval to study four large hydroelectric dam projects on the Mekong in Laos.1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Rulers in Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia must have been looking over their shoulders when their neighbours in Thailand overthrew a strongman who, like them, had tried to dominate the instruments of government.9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
What do the political leaders on both sides of the Himalayas have in common? Many of them are calling for new, innovative and local solutions for global problems in the form of a new regional consensus.10 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
The South Pacific has emerged as an important battleground in the 'chequebook diplomacy' contest between the mainland and Taiwan. Both sides spend considerable time and money courting small Pacific island states in the hope of retaining, or poaching, their diplomatic recognition.21 Jul 2005 - 12:00am