Migrant boat seized off Myanmar still at sea a day later

A boat packed with more than 700 "boat people" seized of Myanmar`s coast was still being towed at sea on Saturday, as officials gave mixed signals about its final destination.

Myanmar arrests Thai migrant boat owner: State media

 A Thai national who allegedly owned a boat that was recently discovered by the Myanmar navy crammed with more than 200 migrants has been arrested, state media said today.

Bangladeshi couple spot abducted son in press photo of boat migrants

A Bangladeshi couple say they have spotted the son they had long given up for dead, emaciated but still alive, in an Indonesian camp for boat migrants shown in a newspaper photograph. 

Myanmar navy detains 727 more 'boat people'

 Myanmar navy detained 727 more "boat people" within its waters in southwestern Ayeyawaddy region Friday morning, official sources said.

UN calls for comprehensive response to sea migrant crisis

 The UN on Friday called for a "comprehensive response" to the large scale humanitarian crisis of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar, of which nearly 2,000 are still believed to be stranded in the perilous sea across the Bay of Bengal.

Migrants on road to recovery after ordeal at sea

Images of the starving, desperate migrants pleading for help from their green wooden boat off Thailand caused shockwaves and focused global attention on Asia`s human-trafficking crisis.

Myanmar, Bangladesh to address "root causes" of migrant crisis

Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to address the "root causes" of a migrant exodus from their shores at talks in Bangkok Friday, but critics pilloried a deal that failed to mention the Rohingya minority at the heart of the crisis.

UN calls for comprehensive response to SE Asia sea migrant crisis

The UN today called for a "comprehensive response" to the large scale humanitarian crisis of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar, of which nearly 2,000 are still believed to be stranded in the perilous sea across the Bay of Bengal.

Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to address "root causes" of migrant exodus: Thai ministry
Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to address "root causes" of migrant exodus: Thai ministry

Myanmar and Bangladesh, the departure points for thousands of boat people, agreed Friday to address the "root causes" of a migration crisis at an international meeting in Bangkok, Thailand`s foreign ministry said.

Myanmar rejects being 'singled out' by UN at migrant talks

 Myanmar's delegate to talks in Bangkok on Southeast Asia's migrant crisis today rebuked the UN's refugee agency for calling on the country to recognise the Muslim Rohingya minority as citizens to stem their exodus from its shores.

Myanmar rejects being `singled out` by UN over migrant crisis at Thai talks
Myanmar rejects being `singled out` by UN over migrant crisis at Thai talks

Myanmar`s delegate to talks in Bangkok on Southeast Asia`s migrant crisis on Friday rebuked the UN`s refugee agency for calling on the country to recognise the Muslim Rohingya minority as citizens to stem their exodus from its shores.

DNA: World soccer rocked by Swiss arrests of FIFA officials for graft

The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as seven senior soccer officials were arrested on U.S. corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.

Malaysia removes bodies from jungle on eve of people-smuggling talks

The Malaysian Police on Thursday removed the remains of nine people from jungle camps near the Thai border where an estimated 139 bodies are believed to have been buried in a still unfolding people-smuggling crisis in Southeast Asia.

Nobel laureates appeal for end to persecution of Rohingya

Several Nobel Peace Prize winners on Thursday called for an end to the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, describing it as "nothing less than genocide," and appealed for international help for them in Rakhine state.

Turkish coast guard rescues 192 migrants near Greece

Turkish coast guards rescued 192 migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and Myanmar deserted on an island en route to Greece in the Aegean Sea, Turkish BGN news reported on Thursday.

Myanmar restricts journalists after photos show sleeping MPs

Journalists can no longer cover Myanmar's nascent Parliament from inside the media chamber because pictures of snoozing lawmakers were published online.

Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya
Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya

The Dalai Lama has urged fellow Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to help Myanmar`s persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority amid a worsening migration crisis.

Myanmar opposition, 88-Generation student group to work together

Myanmar opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) and 88-Generation Peace and Open Society Group agreed on Wednesday to work on elections, constitution amendment and domestic peace process.

Myanmar Buddhists march against repatriation of Rohingya Muslims

Radical Buddhists from Myanmar, including monks, demonstrated on Wednesday in Yangon against international pressure on Myanmar to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims.

ULFA leader Paresh Baruah in China: Assam Police chief

Intelligence agencies have tracked the movements of Paresh Baruah, the self-styled commander-in-chief of the anti-talk faction of ULFA, in China, Assam Police chief Khagen Sarma said on Tuesday.