Myanmar scraps loathed 'midnight inspections' law

2016-09-20 19:18

Myanmar is scrapping part of a hated law that forced people to report overnight guests and was used by authorities to barge into houses late at night, often targeting activists.

Myanmar holds historic peace talks with ethnic groups

2016-08-31 10:41

Hundreds of representatives of Myanmar's ethnic tribes have gathered for historic peace talks with the government.

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

2016-08-24 14:34

Officials say a powerful earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Myanmar

Myanmar to deport Spanish tourist for Buddha tattoo

2016-07-11 16:54

A Spanish tourist faces deportation from Myanmar over a Buddha leg tattoo that offended monks in a country where the influence of religious hardliners is growing.

Myanmar to close China wildlife trade hub

2016-06-07 19:03

Myanmar authorities plan to shut down a notorious border town where exotic animal parts are sold openly.

Blaze destroys hundreds of homes in Myanmar Rohingya camp

2016-05-03 14:30

A major fire has damaged or destroyed the homes of nearly 450 Rohingya Muslim families living in a camp for people displaced by 2012 communal fighting in western Myanmar.

Eight killed as 'golf ball' hailstones, storms lash Myanmar

2016-04-24 14:42

Violent storms which saw hailstones the size of golf balls rain down across Myanmar have killed at least eight people in recent days, toppled pagodas and damaged thousands of buildings, officials say.

Strong earthquake strikes Myanmar

2016-04-13 22:05

A strong earthquake which struck Myanmar was felt in parts of eastern India and Bangladesh causing widespread panic.

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.


Powerful militia storms out of Myanmar peace talks

2016-09-01 17:20

Delegates from one of Myanmar's most heavily armed ethnic groups have stormed out of peace talks in an early blow to a landmark gathering aimed at ushering in a new era of peace.

Soldiers, residents begin clean-up after quake in Myanmar

2016-08-25 18:47

Using brooms and their hands, soldiers and residents of an ancient Myanmar city famous for its historic Buddhist temples have begun cleaning up debris from a powerful earthquake that shook the region, damaging nearly 200 pagodas.

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.

Myanmar mob torches mosque

2016-07-02 17:46

A mob wielding weapons razed a mosque in northern Myanmar, the second attack of its kind in just over a week as anti-Muslim sentiment swells.

12 dead, 50 injured in jade mining landslide in Myanmar

2016-05-24 11:17

Witnesses say a landslide in northern Myanmar's jade mining region has killed at least 12 people and injured about 50 others.

Myanmar military helicopter crashes, 2 pilots rescued

2016-04-26 14:24

A Myanmar armed forces newspaper says a military helicopter has crashed into a reservoir during a training exercise and both pilots were rescued by fishermen

Myanmar president pardons 83 political prisoners

2016-04-17 16:02

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw has pardoned 83 political prisoners on the country's traditional New Year Sunday, as the civilian-led administration seeks to cast off the shackles of military rule.

End repression of activists: Myanmar student leader

2016-04-04 21:22

A Myanmar student leader on trial over protests last year that were violently quashed by authorities, has called on Aung San Suu Kyi's new government to abolish laws repressing political activists.

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.

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