Desperate wait as bodies retrieved from plane wreck

2017-06-08 15:31

Hundreds of people have gathered on a beach in southern Myanmar desperately waiting for news as the first bodies arrived from the wreck of a military plane.

Three blasts in Yangon supermarket

2016-11-20 21:10

Three suspected handmade bombs have exploded in a supermarket in southern Yangon.

Aung San Suu Kyi sworn in as Myanmar's foreign minister

2016-03-30 10:01

Aung San Suu Kyi has been sworn in as Myanmar's minister of foreign affairs, while her longtime friend Htin Kyaw assumed the presidency, as the country formally transferred power to the first civilian-led government in more than five decades.

Is Myanmar's new president just a puppet for Suu Kyi?

2016-03-15 10:33

Myanmar's parliament elects a new president as the head of the country's first democratically elected government, but it won't be Aung San Suu Kyi, the widely known face of the country's decades long struggle against military rule.

Aung San Suu Kyi will not become Myanmar's next president

2016-03-10 09:56

It's now official, Myanmar's most famous politician and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will not become the country's next president.

'Peaceful' transition focus of key Myanmar talks

2015-12-02 15:46

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met the country's president and army chief for their first official talks since her party's emphatic victory in general elections.

Election winners, losers return to Myanmar parliament

2015-11-16 07:38

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has returned to parliament along with dozens of rivals freshly hammered by her pro-democracy party’s landslide election victory as the legislature begins overseeing the country’s delicate transition.

Myanmar leader 'will hand power' to Suu Kyi after poll win

2015-11-15 09:30

Myanmar's president Thein Sein says historic polls won in a thumping landslide by Aung San Suu Kyi's party are the consequence of his government’s reforms and vowed a smooth transition of power.

Suu Kyi's victory gives Zimbabweans hope – opposition

2015-11-13 14:35

Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC led by Welshman Ncube has reportedly said the fall of dictatorship in Myanmar is an indication Zimbabwe would one day be freed from President Robert Mugabe’s rule.

Suu Kyi's party wins historic majority in Myanmar polls

2015-11-13 09:22

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party has secured a historic majority in Myanmar's parliament, making it possible for them to form the Southeast Asian country's first truly civilian government in more than half-a-century.


Myanmar investigators question Rohingya in Bangladesh

2017-03-20 20:44

A Bangladesh official says an investigating team formed by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has visited two makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh.

China, Myanmar vow closer ties as Suu Kyi visits Beijing

2016-08-20 19:07

China and Myanmar have pledged to forge closer ties as "blood brothers," as Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi gets set to wrap up a visit to Beijing, her first diplomatic trip since taking power in March.

Suu Kyi to be part of Myanmar's new democratic government

2016-03-22 10:45

Myanmar's president-elect has proposed an 18-member Cabinet that will include party leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the former dissident who campaigned for decades to replace the military junta with a democratically elected government.

Suu Kyi close aide voted Myanmar's next president

2016-03-15 08:31

Myanmar's lawmakers has elected a close aide and longtime friend of Aung San Suu Kyi to become the country's first civilian president in decades, in a historic moment for the formerly junta-run nation.

Suu Kyi: New government to prioritise peace

2016-01-04 19:03

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi says building peace will be the first priority of her pro-democracy party's incoming administration.

Thousands displaced by Myanmar military offensive

2015-11-28 14:48

More than 10 000 people have fled their homes in Myanmar's Shan state with sexual assault reports surging, a rights group says.

Real challenge for Myanmar's Suu Kyi comes after polls

2015-11-15 11:55

Winning Myanmar's election turned out to be easier than expected for Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition party, but steering the country will be a test of how the she balances her moral vision with political realities.

Perils on the path to power for Myanmar's Suu Kyi

2015-11-15 08:04

Wielding an overwhelming mandate from Myanmar's voters, Aung San Suu Kyi has power in her sights after a quarter century of democratic struggle against the army, but analysts say building bridges with former military foes is vital to her success.

Today's 30 second news: Phiyega, bridge collapse & Myanmar

Today's news headlines: Phiyega fights back, cleansing ceremony after Sandton bridge collapse, Myanmar power transition.

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How and why Suu Kyi plans to be 'above president'

2015-11-12 14:46

Coming from a politician who has spent her career fighting military rule, the statements seem rather authoritarian: "I'll be above the president," who "will be told exactly what he can do."

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