Defence department chief Carlito Galvez says granting the US greater access to its military bases is meant to "enhance its ability" to defend the country against "external threats".
UNICEF says 390 people had been wounded or killed by landmines or unexploded ordnances in 2022, an almost 40 percent spike compared to 2021.
Two years after the coup, Washington DC also warns against the South Asian country's purchase of military equipment from Russia.
Once one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia, Myanmar has now fallen way behind since the 2021 military takeover, with an estimated 40 percent of the population living in poverty.
Temperatures dip as low as -34 degrees Celsius hitting the country in the middle of a severe economic crisis with many residents unable to afford fuel to heat their homes.
Northern states of Kelantan and Terengganu are the worst hit by the disaster as monsoon brings heavy rain in the country of 33 million people.
The former university professor, who is known to have launched one of the world's longest-running Maoist insurgencies, passed away at a hospital in the Netherlands.
Muhyiddin Yassin, a former prime minister, and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim both claim that they have the numbers to form a coalition government as king extends the deadline to Tuesday.
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US President Biden opens a gathering of Southeast Asian leaders with a promise to spend $150 million on their infrastructure, security, pandemic preparedness and other efforts aimed at countering the influence of rival China.
Thailand hopes that the agreement facilitating the transfer of defence hardware and technology will help improve its national defence and support investment from Japan.
Authorities in Indonesia have suspended export of palm oil as the world's largest supplier of the oilseed struggles to meet its own demand.
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