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High stakes in Burma’s peace process

By Sat, Aug 23, 2014 11:08AM UTC Burma army soldiers in Kachin State. Pic: AP.

The Burmese government has pursued more than a dozen rounds of cease-fire talks with the country’s major armed ethnic groups over the past three years but has missed the timetable for achieving a nationwide cease-fire agreement several times.

China’s Xi bids to bolster ties with Mongolia visit

By Sat, Aug 23, 2014 10:25AM UTC Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, and his wife Peng Liyuan, right, are greeted by Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag Friday. Pic: AP.

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is courting public opinion in Mongolia, a country that has often been wary of domination by its massive southern neighbor.

Prabowo goes home empty-handed after a dramatic day in Indonesia

By Fri, Aug 22, 2014 11:33AM UTC Supporters of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto run to avoid tear gas fired by riot police during a protest near the Constitutional Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday. Pic: AP.

Supporters of defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto attempted to invade Indonesia’s Constitutional Court yesterday, as a panel of nine judges finally reaffirmed Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo as the lawful winner of this year’s election.

Indonesia court rejects Prabowo election appeal

By Thu, Aug 21, 2014 11:18PM UTC Supporters of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto stand near a van painted with his portrait during a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday. Pic: AP.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s top court has rejected an appeal by losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto over alleged fraud in last month’s polls.

Indonesian court: No proof of election fraud

By Thu, Aug 21, 2014 4:43PM UTC Indonesian court: No proof of election fraud

Indonesia’s Constitutional Court has rejected presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s claims of “structured, massive, systemic” fraud in the July 9 election.

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