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Myanmar to consider allowing neighbors to observe electionsupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 06:19:00

The Myanmar government will "seriously consider" accepting observers from neighboring countries to monitor elections taking place in April, a regional organization said Tuesday.

Obama prepares to wrap up Asia-Pacific tripupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 20:53:00

U.S. President Barack Obama met Friday with his Indonesian counterpart in Bali as he prepares to conclude an eight-day trip to the Asia-Pacific region.

U.S. mission to Myanmarupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 20:53:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks discusses President Obama's announcement that the U.S. Secretary of State will visit Myanmar.

U.S. to send Hillary Clinton to Myanmarupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 14:04:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to visit Myanmar next month on a trip that could signal a major change in relations between the two countries.

U.S. to send Secy. Clinton to Myanmarupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 14:04:00

President Obama announces that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be going to Myanmar in December.

Obama looks to Asia for economic goalsupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 02:54:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on what can be expected from President Obama's trip to the ASEAN summit.

Lion who? What record Boeing-Indonesia deal meansupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 02:54:00

The largest single aviation purchase in Boeing's 94-year history was pulled off today by Lion Air.

Obama attends Asian summit, hails plane sales dealupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 22:20:00

President Barack Obama took part Friday in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) economic summit and hailed an airplane sales deal between Boeing and an Indonesian airline.

Obama: Play larger role in Australiaupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 22:20:00

Obama says the U.S. will play a larger role in the Asia-Pacific region by working together to build a strong economy.

Panetta starts visit to Asia with praise for Chinaupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 21:16:00

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta praised China on more than one occasion Sunday during a series of meetings with fellow defense ministers from southeast Asia, but hinted if relations between the United States and China worsen, it could be a threat to "the security of the world."

China, ASEAN agree on plans to solve South China Sea disputeupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 05:50:00

Chinese and Southeast Asian officials have agreed on a draft of guidelines to avert tension in the South China Sea.

World watches for fair Thai electionupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 00:46:00

Thailand's first elections since last year's violent protests place it at the crossroads between national reconciliation and further destabilization, a scenario analysts believe could have serious implications beyond its borders.

Fierce rivalry in Thailand's electionsupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 00:46:00

CNN's Sara Sidner looks at the fierce rivalry between the red shirts and the yellow shirts in Thailand's elections.

Thais begin voting in general electionupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 21:41:00

Thais headed to the polls Sunday to vote in a general election that pits the Democrats against the opposition Pheu Thai party in a closely watched contest that analysts hope will put an end to years of unrest.

Thailand, Cambodia make progress on border disputeupdated: Mon May 09 2011 12:13:00

Thailand and Cambodia took a step Monday towards resolving a simmering border conflict around an ancient temple, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said.

Thailand, Cambodia fail to resolve border disputeupdated: Sun May 08 2011 12:21:00

Leaders from Thailand and Cambodia failed to reach an agreement Sunday in a meeting aimed at mediating a longstanding border conflict over an ancient Hindu temple.

ASEAN summit starts amid cloud of Thai-Cambodia border rowupdated: Sat May 07 2011 02:38:00

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met in Indonesia on Saturday for a two-day summit expected to focus on efforts to achieve economic integration by 2015.

Thai military: Deadly fighting resumes at Thai-Cambodian borderupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 01:14:00

Fighting raged on along the turbulent Thai-Cambodian border Friday, one day after a military source said local commanders from both sides had agreed to a cease-fire.

Southeast Asian nations to mediate regional disputeupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 16:28:00

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will send observers to the tense Thailand-Cambodia border, where a disputed centuries-old temple is located, the organization said Tuesday.

Thai and Cambodian forces in further border clashupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 02:04:00

Border skirmishes between Thailand and Cambodia flared for a second day in an ongoing dispute over an ancient Hindu temple, a Thai military official said Wednesday.

U.N. Security Council calls for ceasefire between Thailand, Cambodiaupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 22:35:00

The U.N. Security Council Monday called for a truce between Thailand and Cambodia and urged the two Asian nations to begin a dialogue to end their dispute over an ancient Hindu temple on the border.

Thailand, Cambodia clash over templeupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 22:35:00

Thailand and Cambodia have been clashing for several days over a disputed Hindu temple. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.

ASEAN pushes Thailand-Cambodia talks to resolve temple disputeupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 18:55:00

The chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Tuesday pushed for talks between Thailand and Cambodia to end deadly clashes that have erupted over a temple along the border.

Clinton urges Japan and China to return to talks over disputed islandsupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 21:30:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to defuse tensions between China and Japan, a strategic U.S. partner, on Saturday, asking the two rival nations to return to negotiations over a group of Pacific islands under dispute.

China: We're no threat to our neighborsupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 23:17:00

China isn't a military threat to its neighbors, the nation's defense minister told his counterparts at a security forum of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Gates: U.S. hails steps for maritime 'code of conduct'updated: Tue Oct 12 2010 07:47:00

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the United States is pleased that nations in the South China Sea region are "making initial steps" to develop a code of conduct over competing maritime territorial claims.

China and U.S. defense chiefs will meet, resume military tiesupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 01:03:00

China and the United States will resume high-level defense talks next week, signaling a warming of relations since Beijing broke off military ties early this year.

Gates could meet Chinese counterpart next weekupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 17:03:00

The U.S. secretary of defense could meet with his Chinese counterpart during meetings in Vietnam next week, the Pentagon's spokesman said Tuesday.

U.N. chief to Myanmar: Free political prisonersupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 21:52:00

Myanmar needs to show the world its November 7 elections are credible by releasing Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners, said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

U.S. walks tightrope in China-Japan disputeupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 03:39:00

The Obama administration is walking a tightrope over a diplomatic dispute between China and Japan, as it seeks to curb aggressive Chinese behavior on the high seas while not alienating the Asian giant.

ASEAN officials gather in Vietnamupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 22:17:00

CNN's Dan Rivers reports on the major issues on the table at the ASEAN conference in Hanoi.

Obama urges Myanmar to free democracy leader Suu Kyiupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 08:09:00

President Obama on Sunday called for the release of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners.

Obama arrives in Japan at start of Asia tripupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 03:02:00

U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Friday at the start of a four-nation trip to Asia that will emphasize economic growth, nuclear non-proliferation, the war in Afghanistan and climate change.

Obama to seek stronger ties on Asia tripupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 23:36:00

Barack Obama is the first U.S. president to have lived in Asia as a child, and that unique perspective will help shape his nine-day trip to the region starting Thursday, U.S. officials say.

Obama heads eastupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 23:36:00

What's on President Obama's plate when he goes to Japan, South Korea and China?

Markets reflect fears on health of Thai kingupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 21:11:00

A scare over the health of Thailand's king has delivered a blunt lesson to investors about political risk in a country where many see the revered monarch as the sole hope of reconciliation in an increasingly fractured society.

American freedupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 09:22:00

Sen. Jim Webb, D-Virginia, speaks about his trip to Myanmar and the release of American prisoner John Yettaw.

Clinton begins Asia trip on somber noteupdated: Sat Jul 18 2009 04:39:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's first day in India began on a solemn note as she signed a condolence book at a Mumbai luxury hotel ravaged last year by terrorists.

Secretary of state on weeklong trip to India, Thailandupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 13:15:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled Friday to Mumbai, India, the first stop on a weeklong visit to that country and Thailand, where she will attend meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Hotels bombed in Jakartaupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 13:15:00

Explosions rip through two hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Analysis: Why sanctions aren't working in Myanmarupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 20:58:00

Be it Iran or North Korea, economic sanctions are a well-used weapon in the diplomatic arsenal for dealing with international disputes. But do they work?

Asia markets rise on China manufacturing riseupdated: Mon May 04 2009 04:07:00

Asian markets were buoyed on Monday as a report showed manufacturing output in China on the rise, while Asian governments agreed to create a $120 billion foreign currency reserve fund.

Thai PM: Emergency powers to stay in placeupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 14:45:00

Thailand's prime minister told CNN Friday he will not lift a state of emergency until he is convinced anti-government protests that flared into deadly clashes this week would not return to the capital.

Thai PM: Stability neededupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 14:45:00

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva discusses the attempt on his life and today's attack on Sondhi Limthongkul.

Thai riot police clash with protestersupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 08:34:00

Riot police descended on scores of anti-government protesters in the streets of Thailand's capital as violence intensified early Monday.

Political chaos in Thailandupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 08:34:00

Anti-government protesters clash with police on the streets of Bangkok, Thailand. CNN's Dan Rivers reports

CNNMoney: Violence erupts in Bangkokupdated: Sun Apr 12 2009 20:58:00

Riot police descended on scores of anti-government protesters in the streets of Thailand's capital and violence intensified early Monday.

Protesters force cancellation of Asian summitupdated: Sat Apr 11 2009 11:26:00

Demonstrators stormed a hotel Saturday where Asian leaders were to meet, forcing the indefinite postponement of the Association of South East Asian Nations summit.

Thai protesters consider breaking for holidayupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 08:03:00

Anti-government protesters in Thailand are considering suspending their demonstrations for the Thai New Year, one of their leaders said Friday.

Thai Prime Minister defies calls for his resignationupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 08:13:00

About 100 taxis blocked an important Bangkok intersection Thursday evening in solidarity with anti-government protesters.

ASEAN signs charterupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 02:42:00

Jamie Metzl of the Asia Society talks with CNN about what ASEAN's charter means.

ASEAN sets summit, welcomes charterupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 02:42:00

An Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit will take place late February in Thailand, its government announced Tuesday, a day after Abhisit Vejjajiva was picked as Thai prime minister and ASEAN's charter came into force.

Asian markets mostly lowerupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 22:57:00

Most Asian stocks were lower on Tuesday, a day after record-breaking lows that also saw U.S. main indices down, while Europe reined in earlier losses to contain the damage.

Summit leaders: Global teamwork needed to fight crunchupdated: Sat Oct 25 2008 06:09:00

Asian and European leaders vowed Saturday to act together to address the global financial crisis, calling for decisive action following a two-day summit in the Chinese capital.

Forbidden journeyupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 23:19:00

CNN's Betty Nguyen talks about her challenges and discoveries while reporting in Myanmar. ASEAN Turns Blind Eye to Burma Rightsupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 06:00:00

Analysis: Southeast Asian nations call for the protection of human rights, but the commitment is undermined by Burma's track record

Thai-Cambodia dispute moves to ASEANupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 03:32:00

Cambodia and Thailand failed to resolve a weeklong military standoff over an ancient border temple that sits on disputed land. Burma Ratifies ASEAN Charterupdated: Mon Jul 21 2008 03:00:00

Burma has ratified a proposed international charter that includes controversial human rights provisions, officials said Monday, a day after regional powers slammed the nation's ruling junta for extending opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention

Myanmar to let U.N. helicopters deep into countryupdated: Wed May 21 2008 01:59:00

Myanmar's reclusive government has agreed to allow U.N. helicopters into some of the least accessible areas of the country's cyclone-devastated delta, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.

Official: No World Bank aid for Myanmarupdated: Tue May 20 2008 08:54:00

As Myanmar began a three-day mourning period Tuesday, the World Bank reiterated that it cannot provide financial assistance or loans to the cyclone-ravaged country because of unpaid debts.

Mourning in Myanmarupdated: Tue May 20 2008 08:54:00

Myanmar has begun three days of mourning for the thousands killed by cyclone Nargis.

Myanmar agrees to accept ASEAN cyclone aidupdated: Mon May 19 2008 22:41:00

Myanmar has agreed to let its South Asian neighbors send medical personnel and an assessment team to the cyclone-ravaged country, more than two weeks after a storm that killed tens of thousands of people.

Activist slams China, India over cyclone aidupdated: Fri May 16 2008 13:13:00

The founder of the Free Burma Coalition accused Myanmar neighbors China and India on Thursday of failing to do their share of "heavy lifting" in aiding victims of the Myanmar cyclone. The UN Envoy Trying to Save Burma updated: Wed Oct 17 2007 08:00:00

Before Burma's military leaders will let up, Ibrahim Gambari must first persuade its neighbors to crack down

Commentary: I-Reports show how truth in Myanmar has high-tech allyupdated: Sun Sep 30 2007 07:24:00

For most of the morning the other day, they locked down one of the two massive runways at busy Changi International Airport here. This was unusual.

ASEAN reaction to crackdownupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 00:37:00

ASEAN nations express their concern over the crackdown on protesters in Myanmar. CNN's Richard Roth reports.

Thailand drawn with bitter rivalsupdated: Mon Nov 27 2006 05:34:00

Three-times winners Thailand have been drawn with bitter rivals Myanmar and Malaysia in the group stages of next year's ASEAN Football Championships, while co-hosts Singapore will meet Vietnam and Indonesia.

Text of trilateral statementupdated: Fri Mar 17 2006 22:49:00

Following is the full text of the joint statement issued by Australia, Japan and the United States following a trilateral "strategic dialogue" in Sydney on Saturday.

Aceh: Peace welcomed, fears remainupdated: Mon Aug 15 2005 21:25:00

World leaders have welcomed the historic peace deal struck Monday between the Indonesian government and separatist rebels in Aceh province, but fears remain the pact may prove short-lived.

India accepted to East Asia summitupdated: Mon May 09 2005 23:47:00

Australia's participation at a key regional trade, economic and security summit in Asia remains in doubt, according to Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar.

Myanmar 'used chemicals' on rebelsupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 07:33:00

Military forces in Myanmar have been accused by an international rights group of using chemical weapons on rebel fighters.

3-minute silence for dead, missingupdated: Wed Jan 05 2005 00:51:00

Much of Europe fell silent for three minutes on Wednesday as busy rail stations, stock exchanges, offices and shops paused to mourn the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster.

Powell, U.S. team arrive in Thailandupdated: Mon Jan 03 2005 09:25:00

A U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived Monday in Bangkok, Thailand, on the first stop of a tour to the tsunami-devastated regions of southern Asia.

Powell, U.S. team to survey tsunami damageupdated: Mon Jan 03 2005 07:03:00

A U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Colin Powell was expected to arrive Monday in Bangkok, Thailand, on the first stop of a tour to the tsunami-devastated regions of southern Asia.

Powell reaffirms U.S. commitment to tsunami reliefupdated: Sun Jan 02 2005 15:02:00

Before leaving Sunday on a U.S. mission to tsunami-ravaged southern Asia, Secretary of State Colin Powell sharply rebutted criticism that the initial U.S. response to the disaster was slow and inadequate.

Indonesia sets reconstruction goalupdated: Sun Jan 02 2005 00:05:00

Indonesia says it has set a goal of rehabilitating within one year the survivors of last Sunday's devastating earthquake and tsunami in its northern Sumatra province of Aceh.

Annan to visit stricken regionsupdated: Sat Jan 01 2005 22:34:00

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will visit tsunami-stricken areas in south Asia following a donor conference this week in Jakarta, the United Nations says.

NZ looks at ASEAN security treatyupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 02:11:00

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark says she is considering joining a Southeast Asian non-aggression treaty that would put the Pacific country at odds with neighbor Australia.

ASEAN approves talks with Japanupdated: Tue Nov 30 2004 00:29:00

A day after reaching a deal with China in a bid to create the world's largest free trade zone, the leaders of 10 Southeast Asian nations have approved free trade talks with Japan.

China, ASEAN to create trade blocupdated: Mon Nov 29 2004 05:28:00

The leaders of 10 Southeast Asian countries have reached an agreement with China that will lead to the creation of the world's largest free trade zone.

Political tensions simmer at ASEANupdated: Sun Nov 28 2004 19:49:00

The 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) opens its summit in Laos today, as political issues simmering beneath the surface begin to generate heat at the annual event.

Laos PM prays for ASEAN successupdated: Sat Nov 27 2004 02:00:00

The prime minister of Laos led tens of thousands of compatriots in a Buddhist holiday ceremony at a golden-spired temple Saturday, praying for the success of an Asian summit with a VIP guest list never before seen in the reclusive communist country.

Vietnam's Giap warns U.S. on Iraqupdated: Thu May 06 2004 21:37:00

General Vo Nguyen Giap, the architect of Vietnam's victory over French forces at Dien Bien Phu 50 years ago, has warned the United States it faces defeat in Iraq.

Singapore PM Goh Chok Tong's TalkAsia Interview Transcriptupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 04:30:00

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China aiming for 'peaceful rise'updated: Sun Feb 01 2004 20:27:00

The "peaceful rise of China" is one of the most significant new ideas put forward by the administration of President Hu Jintao.

Fortune: GEORGE SOROS, SCOURGE OF ASIA? CONSPIRACY THEORIESupdated: Mon Sep 29 1997 00:01:00

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who was on vacation during the speculative attack on Southeast Asia's currencies in mid-July, returned to Kuala Lumpur in a combative mood. Mahathir remai...

Fortune: ASIAN COUNTRIES IN FREE-TRADE DEALupdated: Mon Dec 28 1992 00:01:00

Although President Bush and his counterparts in Canada and Mexico have agreed to sign the North American Free Trade Agreement among the three countries, the treaty still hangs in limbo. Clinton wil...

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