A recent uptick in fighting between the Myanmar military and Kachin Independence Army has brought long-simmering tensions back to the surface, and highlights how much work remains to be done as the country tries to shed its militarized past.
Thailand's work force is comprised of a large number of migrant workers, some of whom are in the country illegally. But for those who can prove they're in the country legally, they're set to get a raise, as well as access to government benefits.
Migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos make up about 10 percent of Thailand's workforce. But now that Thailand has increased its minimum wage, it's also making it harder for immigrant workers to stay.
Dozens of people have been killed in a month of violent clashes between Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Buddhists. Thousands more have fled their homes, seeking refuge in nearby towns and neighboring countries.
There's been a surge of drug trafficking in the Golden Triangle. Thai police say Burma's political reforms may be indirectly resulting in increased trafficking in the border areas of Burma, Thailand and Laos.
Burma, officially known as Myanmar, is in the throes of political reforms. Protesters have been released from prison and notions once unbelievable are now common. And that's meant a growing movement to teach citizens English.
A suspected Iranian bomber has his legs blown off in one of three explosions, while attempting to attack police, in the Thai capital, Bangkok. Israel says the blasts are linked to Monday's attacks in India and Georgia against Israeli targets.
Southern Thailand is riven with clashes between ethnic Malay Muslims and Thai Buddhists. The conflict takes place on a local level but the Muslim imam and the Buddhist abbot in one town are childhood friends.