Myanmar


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.

Myanmar to open first stock market

2015-01-11 11:24

Myanmar will open its first-ever stock market later this year, Deputy Finance Minister Maung Maung Theinn says.

10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost

2014-12-22 19:34

A Myanmar mother has found out, ten years after the devastating 26 December 2004 tsunami, that her daughter's body was found and buried in an onymous grave

Myanmar resumes ceasefire talks with rebels

2014-12-22 09:59

Myanmar and ethnic rebels have resumed ceasefire talks that were postponed in November when the army shelled a Kachin rebel training camp in the north of the country, killing 23.

Myanmar: Workers innocent of murdering UK tourists

2014-12-18 14:09

Myanmar investigators say they believe two Myanmar men accused of murdering two UK tourists in Thailand are innocent, but witnesses who might be able to prove their innocence will not testify as they fear the Thai police.

Bar manager held for insulting Buddhism

2014-12-12 09:45

A New Zealand bar manager in Myanmar has been held for allegedly insulting Buddhism after posting an online advertisement showing a psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones, police say.

 

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.

Rebels clash with govt troops in Myanmar

2015-01-16 13:38

Rebel militants have clashed with government troops in northern Myanmar's Kachin State amid stalled ceasefire talks.

Woman fatally shot at Myanmar mine protest

2014-12-23 09:12

An official from a Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar where a villager has been shot dead in a protest has expressed sorry at the incident and says it will impact the company's relationship with the community.

Illegal wild cat trade thriving in China

2014-12-22 17:22

The illegal trade in tiger and other wild cat parts from Myanmar into China has grown, a survey says, while the same trade into Thailand has diminished.

Myanmar tries New Zealand man for Buddha ad

2014-12-18 16:11

A New Zealand bar manager and two Myanmar men plead innocent to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a pink Buddha wearing headphones.

Australia won’t kick out asylum babies

2014-12-18 13:19

Thirty one babies born to asylum-seeking parents in Australia will be allowed to stay in the country in a 'one-off' arrangement, the immigration minister says.

Malaysia arrests 20 over Myanmar murders

2014-12-11 12:04

Police in Malaysia have arrested 20 people in a widening investigation into the murder of at least 18 Myanmar nationals in the northern state of Penang since January.

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