The reclusive regime in Burma (Myanmar) is touting its newfound openness, but skeptics wonder whether Webb's rare visit will bring any democratic reform.
Unemployed veteran John Yettaw, who was imprisoned for sneaking into democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi’s home in Burma, arrived in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday.
A court in Burma (Myanmar) sentenced the opposition leader to 18 more months of house arrest for violating the terms of her detention. The trial was widely viewed as a sham.
Viktor Bout, an alleged arms dealer to war criminals, successfully fought a US extradition request in Thailand. Prosecutors are likely to appeal.
Webmasters face criminal charges for comments posted on their websites deemed offensive to the royal family.
The US secretary of State's presence is meant to send a signal that Southeast Asia matters – and that the US is watching Chinese influence in the region.
Ban Ki-moon arrived in Burma (Myanmar) Friday in a risky bid to break the political stalemate. He will press for the release of political prisoners, including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.