US lifts sanctions on Myanmar World

US lifts sanctions on Myanmar

President Barack Obama on October 7 formally announced the lifting of US sanctions, which had been imposed on Myanmar for almost two decades.
Indonesia declares emergency due to forest fires ASEAN

Indonesia declares emergency due to forest fires

Indonesian Minister of Forestry and Environment Siti Nurbaya has announced the country has been placed under emergency state due to forecasts on blazes and impacts of smoke from forest and land fires.
Myanmar lifts emergency state in Rakhine ASEAN

Myanmar lifts emergency state in Rakhine

The Myanmar government has lifted the state of emergency imposed on western Rakhine state since 2012, according to an announcement of the country’s President's Office on March 29.