OpenCalais Metadata: Latitude: 
OpenCalais Metadata: Longitude: 
  • In this Jan. 31, 2013 photo, Kachin Independence Army soldiers guard a post on a hilltop overlooking the town of Laiza, where the guerrilla group's headquarters are located, in northern Myanmar's Kachin-controlled region.

    An upsurge in fighting underscores how far Myanmar is from achieving one of the things it needs most — a political settlement to end conflicts with rebel groups.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 21, 2013, 7:09 AM EST
  • Visitors buy books displayed during the Irrawaddy Literary Festival at Inya Lake hotel Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Yangon, Myanmar.

    The latest first for fast-reforming Myanmar — its first international literary festival — is putting the spotlight on dozens of the country's authors.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 01, 2013, 12:47 PM EST
  • Long-awaited deal allows Myanmar to clear part of its huge decades-old foreign debt and opens door for new much-needed lending to jumpstart its lagging economy.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 28, 2013, 12:38 AM EST