New Zealander Phil Blackwood and two colleagues from Myanmar have been jailed for two and a half years with hard labour for insulting religion in the
Around 50 people are feared dead after a ferry sank off Myanmar. The boat, which had more than 200 passengers onboard, was swamped by huge waves
Students detained during a violent police crackdown in Myanmar have appeared in court. Anxious relatives called out names and tried to get a glimpse
A stand-off of more than a week between students and police has erupted into violence in Myanmar. Riot officers lashed out with batons as some 200
Several Myanmar Red Cross Society volunteers have been wounded after unknown attackers fired at their convoy The mission was attempting to transport
A group of Myanmar nationalists, led by Buddhist monks, on Wednesday (February 12) protested against a parliamentary decision giving the Rohingya
A New Zealand bar manager appeared in court in Myanmar on Friday on charges of insulting religion after posting an online advert showing a
A one day East Asia summit got underway on Thursday in Myanmar – also known as Burma – bringing together leaders from ten Southeast Asian Nations as
Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has taken part in roundtable talks bringing together Myanmar’s political leaders with the military, opposition
Myanmar has held its biggest discharge of child soldiers from its army ranks. But the UN says boys are still being illegally recruited from poor
Myanmar’s beauty queen who was stripped of her title has refused to hand back her bejewelled tiara, worth around 76,000 euros.
May Myat Noe said
Mynamar held a ‘destruction ceremony’ on the outskirts of its capital Yangon, where a large amount of confiscated drugs were burned by authories. The
A veteran of Myanmar’s pro-democracy movement Win Tin has died at the age of 85.
The former newspaper editor was one of the founder members of the
Myanmar’s opposition party, the National League for Democracy, says it will contest the 2015 presidential election.
It’s led by Nobel prize winner
After half of century of military dictatorship, is Myanmar really on the road to democracy?
The country, also known as Burma, has started opening
The EU has concluded its big summit with the authorities in Myanmar, a country throwing off dictatorship and coming in from the cold of international
A prominent Buddhist monk has signed a peace agreement with Islamic leaders in Myanmar.
Anshin Wirathu who once called himself “ the Burmese bin
Homes and businesses owned by Muslims have been burnt to the ground by a mob of Buddhists in the the latest incident of sectarian violence in
A bomb exploded metres away from a radical Buddhist monk as he delivered a mass sermon in Myanmar, police said on Monday, the latest flare-up in
Two Buddhists have been jailed in Myanmar for murders that took place during religious violence in March. They are the first Buddhists to be
Coca cola has announced it will go local in Myanmar.
The drinks giant said it will open the first factory to locally bottle its products in over
Already forced from their homes because of sectarian violence, thousands of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims are again packing up.
This time, with
Authorities in Myanmar aided the killing of Rohingya Muslims last year, according to Human Rights Watch.
In a new report into the unrest, the
An electrical fire at an Islamic school in Myanmar has killed 13 boys.
The blaze in Yangon, was caused by the overheating of a transformer under
An electrical fire at an Islamic school in Yongan, Myanmar’s biggest city has killed 13 children, according to authorities.
The fire was caused by
People in Myanmar now have access to private daily newspapers for the first time in almost 50 years.
Private dailies in the former British colony