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Suu Kyi's Party Urges West to Keep Myanmar Sanctions

Myanmar's newly-released opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) smiles as she arrives at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 15, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Myanmar’s leading opposition figure, Aung San Suu Kyi, and her party, Burma’s National League for Democracy (NLD), call for the continuation of Western sanctions against the country.

Watching Cairo from Kabul and Karachi

At least a million protestors sing Egypt's national anthem at Sidi Gaber, Alexandria on February 1, 2011. (Al Jazeera English)
Policy

The spectacular developments in Egypt are being projected and interpreted in Asia in a variety of ways.

Ridding India of Firenghis? New Visa Policy Ousts Foreigners Earning Less Than $25k

Policy

The Indian government recently began enforcing a mandate that foreign nationals working in the country must earn above $25,000.

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim on Lessons for Asia from Egypt and Tunisia

Malaysia's opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim to speak at Asia Society in New York on February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm ET. Tune in for free live webcast.
Policy

Malaysia's opposition leader to speak at Asia Society in New York. 

Indonesian Sex Tape Scandal and Morality in Asia

Indonesian Muslim group members clash with supporters of Indonesian rock star Nazril Ariel     outside the court house in West Java on January 31, 2011 after it was announced that he would serve three and a half years in jail over sex tapes. (Bay Ismoyo /AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

One of Southeast Asia's biggest rock stars, Nazril ''Ariel'' Irham, was sentenced to three and a half years in jail and fined US $27,692 on Monday, over personal sex videos.

UPDATE: Afghan Buddhist Site to be Spared Destruction

A statue, possibly of the Buddha, recovered at Mes Aynak where an international team of Afghan and French archaeologists are working to secure the site. (Joannie Meharry)
Arts

A new agreement by the Afghan government seeks to preserve the Buddhist archaeological site of Mes Aynak.

Asia Heeds Lessons from Egypt and Tunisia

Egyptian protestors hold their national flag during demonstration in Cairo on January 25, 2011 demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak (Al Jazeera).
Policy

Asia Society experts Jamie Metzl Philip Shishkin discuss demonstrations in Egypt and lessons for Asia. 

Photo of the Day: Li Na, China's 'Golden Flower,' Breaks Barriers Her Own Way

Li Na of China plays a forehand in her semifinal match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during day eleven of the 2011 Australian Open on January 27, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Li Na of China becomes the first Asian woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final when she takes on Kim Clijsters at the Australian Open on Saturday.

Vivien Stewart: 'Reason to Be Worried' on US Education

Asia Society Senior Adviser for Education Vivien Stewart.
Education

Asia Society Senior Adviser for Education Vivien Stewart argues that the US "has reason to be worried."

Thongs and Throngs on Australia Day

Lifestyle

On Australia's National Day, big parties, controversy and a demand of for a birth certificate.