Conflict and candlelight: Myanmar's energy conundrum

2014-11-24 12:13

70% of Myanmar's population still does not have access to power, so the once pariah state, which already relies on hydropower to generate half of its electricity, is again turning to its rivers in new plans to harness energy from dams.

Obama's assessment of reforms in Myanmar

2014-11-14 16:03

President Obama gave a blunt assessment of the need for further reform in Myanmar's move toward democracy, weighing into sensitive controversies over the treatment of religious minorities and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar curfew returns calm, Muslims pray in peace

2014-07-04 09:54

Muslims in Myanmar's second-largest city have said early morning prayers in peace after an overnight curfew restored calm following two nights of violent rampages by extremist Buddhists.

Myanmar frees 44 political prisoners

2013-12-11 11:49

Myanmar has freed 44 political detainees, a presidential adviser says, the latest in a series of prisoner amnesties by the country's reformist regime.

Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

2013-11-15 19:23

Myanmar has released dozens of detained activists as the fast-changing former pariah state hosts top-level international visitors.

Myanmar frees prisoners ahead of Asean summit

2013-10-08 13:03

Myanmar's president has pardoned 56 political prisoners, an amnesty apparently timed to highlight the government's reforms ahead of a regional summit.

Gas flows from Myanmar-China pipeline

2013-07-29 10:27

Gas has started flowing to energy-hungry China through a pipeline from Myanmar, in a project highlighting their economic links despite political pressure.

UK raises human rights with Myanmar

2013-07-15 18:10

The UK's Cameron has expressed concerns to Myanmar's president about human rights.

Myanmar: Coalition possible for Suu Kyi

2013-06-14 12:00

Myanmar's pro-military party has said it is not ruling out a coalition government with the opposition party of Aung San Suu Kyi after elections in 2015 if it's in the national interest.

Mosque, shops razed in Myanmar violence

2013-05-29 08:00

Violence spread to a new region of Myanmar, with a mob burning down a mosque, orphanage and shops after rumours that a Muslim man had set fire to a Buddhist woman, authorities say.


Myanmar students protest over education law

2014-11-18 10:21

Students in Myanmar are threatening to hold nationwide protests unless the government amends an education law that they say restricts their academic freedom.

Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

2014-10-31 09:37

Myanmar's president is holding a rare meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that also includes the country's political and military heavyweights.

Myanmar: No more political prisoners

2013-12-31 13:21

Myanmar has announced there were "no more political prisoners" after issuing a sweeping amnesty order aimed at fulfilling a presidential pledge to free all dissidents.

Aung San Suu Kyi: I'm no saint or icon

2013-11-28 12:08

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi insists she is no saint and no icon, saying she dislikes the titles and has always seen herself as an honest politician.

Time bomb caused Myanmar hotel blast: Police

2013-10-15 08:11

An explosion that struck one of the most prestigious hotels in Myanmar's main city has been caused by a small, homemade time bomb, police say.

6 Buddhists face trial over bus killings

2013-08-15 14:07

Six Buddhist men will face trial this month over the lynching of 10 Muslim bus passengers as sectarian unrest convulsed western Myanmar last year, officials say.

Myanmar to free more political prisoners

2013-07-23 14:00

Myanmar has agreed to release about 70 political prisoners, says an official, with President Thein Sein vowing to free all dissidents by the end of the year.

Myanmar slams Time over 'Buddhist terror'

2013-06-24 10:00

Myanmar's president has lashed out against Time magazine's cover story on "Buddhist terror" for undermining government efforts to ease sectarian tensions in the country.

Ceasefire agreement reached in Myanmar

2013-05-30 14:00

Myanmar has reached a preliminary ceasefire deal with ethnic minority Kachin rebels, the last major armed group to agree to stop fighting after decades of civil war.

Religious unrest flares-up in Myanmar

2013-05-28 21:22

New sectarian violence has flared in north-eastern Myanmar, with a mob burning some shops after unconfirmed rumours spread that a Muslim man had set fire to a Buddhist woman.

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