The Myanmar government will "seriously consider" accepting observers from neighboring countries to monitor elections taking place in April, a regional organization said Tuesday.
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.
CNN's Paula Hancocks discusses President Obama's announcement that the U.S. Secretary of State will visit Myanmar.
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.
President Obama announces that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be going to Myanmar in December.
CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on what can be expected from President Obama's trip to the ASEAN summit.
The largest single aviation purchase in Boeing's 94-year history was pulled off today by Lion Air.
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 says the U.S. will play a larger role in the Asia-Pacific region by working together to build a strong economy.
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."
Chinese and Southeast Asian officials have agreed on a draft of guidelines to avert tension in the South China Sea.
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.
CNN's Sara Sidner looks at the fierce rivalry between the red shirts and the yellow shirts in Thailand's elections.
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 and Cambodia took a step Monday towards resolving a simmering border conflict around an ancient temple, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and Cambodia have been clashing for several days over a disputed Hindu temple. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
The U.S. secretary of defense could meet with his Chinese counterpart during meetings in Vietnam next week, the Pentagon's spokesman said Tuesday.
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.
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.
CNN's Dan Rivers reports on the major issues on the table at the ASEAN conference in Hanoi.
President Obama on Sunday called for the release of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners.
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.
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.
What's on President Obama's plate when he goes to Japan, South Korea and China?
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.
Sen. Jim Webb, D-Virginia, speaks about his trip to Myanmar and the release of American prisoner John Yettaw.
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.
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.
Explosions rip through two hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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?
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.
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 Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva discusses the attempt on his life and today's attack on Sondhi Limthongkul.
Riot police descended on scores of anti-government protesters in the streets of Thailand's capital as violence intensified early Monday.
Anti-government protesters clash with police on the streets of Bangkok, Thailand. CNN's Dan Rivers reports
Riot police descended on scores of anti-government protesters in the streets of Thailand's capital and violence intensified early Monday.
Demonstrators stormed a hotel Saturday where Asian leaders were to meet, forcing the indefinite postponement of the Association of South East Asian Nations summit.
Anti-government protesters in Thailand are considering suspending their demonstrations for the Thai New Year, one of their leaders said Friday.
About 100 taxis blocked an important Bangkok intersection Thursday evening in solidarity with anti-government protesters.
Jamie Metzl of the Asia Society talks with CNN about what ASEAN's charter means.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Betty Nguyen talks about her challenges and discoveries while reporting in Myanmar.
Analysis: Southeast Asian nations call for the protection of human rights, but the commitment is undermined by Burma's track record
Cambodia and Thailand failed to resolve a weeklong military standoff over an ancient border temple that sits on disputed land.
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'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.
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.
Myanmar has begun three days of mourning for the thousands killed by cyclone Nargis.
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.
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.
Before Burma's military leaders will let up, Ibrahim Gambari must first persuade its neighbors to crack down
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 nations express their concern over the crackdown on protesters in Myanmar. CNN's Richard Roth reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Military forces in Myanmar have been accused by an international rights group of using chemical weapons on rebel fighters.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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