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.

Myanmar landslide: Searchers pull bodies from rubble

2015-11-23 09:23

Soldiers, police and volunteers have pulled body after body from the rubble in northern Myanmar, as the death toll from a landslide near several jade miners reached at least 113, a local official says.

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.

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."

Myanmar transition to democracy on track after Suu Kyi win

2015-11-12 07:39

Myanmar's president has promised a peaceful transfer of power to the victorious party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in general elections.

Suu Kyi calls for talks with Myanmar army chief, president

2015-11-11 09:25

Aung San Suu Kyi has called for talks with Myanmar's army chief, President Thein Sein and the parliamentary speaker, as her pro-democracy party appeared poised to secure a landslide election win.

88 Thai human trafficking suspects on trial

2015-11-10 17:00

A Thai court has begun examining witnesses and evidence in the trial of 88 defendants charged over the trafficking of Rohingya migrants.

Myanmar opposition says panel delaying results

2015-11-10 08:06

Myanmar's opposition party spokesperson has accused the government's election commission of intentionally delaying results.


6 dead as explosion rocks Myanmar town of Hakha

2015-11-23 11:51

Six people have been killed when an explosion tore through a house in the Myanmar town of Hakha, police say.

At least 90 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

2015-11-22 11:32

At least 90 people have died in a huge landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, officials say. Search efforts are underway.

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.

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.

Obama congratulates Myanmar on polls

2015-11-12 09:04

Myanmar says President Barack Obama has congratulated the nation on holding “free and fair” election, as the government and army chief promised a smooth transition of power.

Myanmar leader congratulates Suu Kyi

2015-11-11 11:37

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party says Myanmar's president has sent a message promising to "pursue a peaceful transfer" of power following its expected victory in parliamentary elections.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi wins seat but presidency out of reach

2015-11-11 08:11

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won her parliamentary seat, official results show, leading a near total sweep by her party that will give the country its first government in decades that isn’t under the military’s sway.

Myanmar in post-election limbo

2015-11-10 15:59

Myanmar is in post-election limbo with official results trickling in slowly, but Suu Kyi is claiming victory.

Jubilation as results nod to Suu Kyi win

2015-11-09 18:30

Decked out in the trademark red of Myanmar's opposition, hundreds have gathered at its Yangon headquarters as anticipation of victory for Aung San Suu Kyi's party soared.

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