Beijing has long wanted to blast 97 kilometres (60 miles) of rocks and dredge the riverbed in northern Thailand to open up a passage for massive cargo ships (AFP / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA)
06 February 2020
Thailand has spiked Chinese-led plans to open up a key stretch of the Mekong river, in a...
Chinese national flags flying on the border between Kokang and China’s Nansan township in Lincang, southwest China’s Yunnan province. Photo: AFP
06 February 2020
Migrant workers returning to Myanmar from China’s Yunnan province because of coronavirus...
Rakhine children play near a telecommunications tower at Sat Yoe Kya Ward, Sittwe, Rakhine state, Myanmar. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA
06 February 2020
The Myanmar government directed all operators in the country to halt mobile internet...
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) pose for photos while shaking hands during a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw Myanmar, 18 January 2020. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
06 February 2020
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, deputy permanent secretary Aung Kyaw Zan said that Myanmar...
Two women (front R in pink and middle R in green, partly obscured), arrested for allegedly posting misinformation online relating to coronavirus, are being escorted for a police press conference in Balikpapan. Photo: AFP
05 February 2020
Two Indonesian women who allegedly posted misinformation online about the deadly...
Passengers wear protective face masks as a precautionary measure on arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, in Mumbai, India, 03 February 2020. Photo: EPA
05 February 2020
As the coronavirus crisis continues to spread across the world, as many as 11,093 people...
European flags flutter in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Olivier Hoslet/EPA
05 February 2020
The UN Security Council's EU member states called Tuesday for Myanmar to bring to justice...
This photographs taken on January 3, 2020, shows Bangladeshi drug kingpins sitting in Teknaf. Dozens of drug kingpins have surrendered in Bangladesh's meth hub along the border with Myanmar, authorities said on February 4, amid growing fears over a Philippines-style violent crackdown against smugglers waged by police. Photo: AFP
05 February 2020
Dozens of Bangladeshi drug kingpins surrendered in a meth hub along the border with...
Opium poppies at a poppy field near Pekon township, southern Shan State. Photo: EPA
05 February 2020
Opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar declined a further 11% in 2019 to 33,100 hectares (ha...
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05 February 2020
Dr. Thinn Thinn Hlaing from Bago Region, Public Health Department, Vaccination and...
A handout photo made available by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) shows Indians, who returned from China, undergoing checkup by doctors (in white), at a quarantine center set up by ITBP at Chhawla, New Delhi, India, 03 February 2020. Photo: EPA
04 February 2020
Eight people suspected with coronavirus have been admitted in hospitals in India’s...
Health officials disinfect the evacuees from Wuhan, who will be quarantined on the island of Natuna for two weeks (AFP Photo)
04 February 2020
Hundreds of residents of a remote Indonesian island protested Monday at the government's...

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