Environmental protection in Myanmar was long under the jurisdiction of the military regime. Gradual democratic reform has seen a change in strategy. Rangoon is now allowing NGOs to come in and work with local populations to protect the enviroment.
An Iranian oil tanker that sunk in the East China Sea is prompting fears of damage to marine life. Why do oil spills keep happening and who is responsible when they're in international waters?
The pope's recent Asia trip highlighted his approach to resolving conflict through dialogue. Avoiding confrontation has been a policy staple, and though it hasn't satisfied everyone, it has yielded remarkable results.
As the number of Rohingya refugees soars, Monday's donor conference in Geneva aims to secure extra funding to provide urgently needed aid. DW spoke to UNOCHA's Jens Laerke about the global response to the problem.
The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army has declared a one-month ceasefire and asked the government to follow suit. Myanmar and Bangladesh are facing a humanitarian crisis as the Muslim minority group flees violence.
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