Myanmar


Journalists held as Malaysian arrests mount

2015-03-31 10:50

Malaysian police have arrested a prominent publisher and a website editor for sedition, the latest targets in a mounting tally of detentions that is being compared to an infamous 1987 political crackdown.

Myanmar charges 69 protesters with rioting

2015-03-25 16:33

A Myanmar court has laid charges, including rioting, against 69 students involved in a protest that was broken up in a police action that drew sharp criticism from Western governments, a student activist say.

Death toll climbs in Myanmar ferry accident

2015-03-17 10:05

The death toll in a weekend ferry accident off Myanmar's north-western coast has increased to 59 as more bodies were recovered, state-run media reports.

China threatens "decisive" response after Myanmar bombing

2015-03-15 07:27

China's military will take "decisive" measures if there is a repeat attack by Myanmar forces on Chinese territory, a senior military officer has said.

Myanmar police arrest scores in violent rally crackdown

2015-03-10 19:29

Scores of Myanmar protesters have been arrested after baton-wielding police dispersed a student rally, deepening fears that authorities are returning to the repressive reflexes of the junta era.

'Extinct' Myanmar bird rediscovered after 73 years

2015-03-07 08:18

A bird that was long thought to have gone extinct has been rediscovered in Myanmar after a team of scientists used a recording of its distinctive call to track it down.

Myanmar journalist held for satirical post

2015-02-28 11:28

Police in Myanmar have arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical message on Facebook that mocked a historic battle and the country's leader.

Prison convoy attacked in Myanmar

2015-02-24 13:59

Dozens of female prisoners have been injured in a fierce firefight between rebels and soldiers in northeastern Myanmar following an attack on a government convoy, state media say.

Two shot in first ever attack on Red Cross in Myanmar

2015-02-17 15:49

Unknown attackers shot and wounded two people in the first ever assault on a Red Cross convoy in Myanmar.

Monk stands by offensive language against UN envoy

2015-01-22 19:08

Following a stinging rebuke by the UN' human rights chief, Myanmar's ultranationalist Buddhist monk fired back, saying he didn't regret calling a UN special envoy names.

 

Solar Impulse departs Myanmar for China

2015-03-30 07:38

Solar Impulse 2 has taken off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay and is headed for China's Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.

Solar-powered plane lands in Myanmar

2015-03-19 19:50

The solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, has landed in Myanmar on the 3rd leg of a global flight to promote clean energy.

Myanmar ferry sinking death toll rises to 52

2015-03-16 19:00

More than 50 people have been confirmed killed in a ferry accident off western Myanmar after rescue teams recovered more bodies from rough waters, police say.

At least 33 dead as crowded Myanmar ferry capsizes

2015-03-14 12:36

A crowded double-decker passenger ferry capsized in north-western Myanmar after being slammed by huge waves, killing at least 33 people and leaving at least a dozen missing.

Myanmar police continue to use force with students

2015-03-10 14:36

Myanmar police beat students with batons and have detained some of them as they broke up a group of about 200 protesters who had been locked in a standoff with security forces.

Myanmar captures rare white elephant

2015-03-01 21:56

Myanmar's forestry officials have captured a rare white elephant six weeks after it was initially spotted.

Myanmar culls chickens to contain H5N1 outbreak

2015-02-26 12:30

Myanmar has culled thousands of poultry to try to contain an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu, says health officials.

Tens of thousands of Myanmar refugees flee to China

2015-02-17 17:16

Tens of thousands of refugees from Myanmar’s ethnic region of Kokang have fled into the neighbouring Chinese province of Yunnan over the past week amid fighting between militants and government troops.

Myanmar army, rebels clash killing 47

2015-02-13 13:31

Heavy recent fighting between Myanmar's army and rebels near the border with China has killed 47 soldiers, state-backed media says.

Myanmar releases Rohingya political prisoner

2015-01-20 12:08

Rights groups welcomed the release of a prominent Rohingya Muslim doctor who was arrested while trying to calm rioters during sectarian violence in western Myanmar, but noted scores of political prisoners remain behind bars.

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