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
Myanmar has declared martial law in four central towns following unrest between Buddhists and Muslims that has left at least 20 people
Scenes of devastation were described by locals after violent clashes involving hundreds of people erupted in a small town in central Myanmar.
Hostile villagers have confronted opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during the second day of a trip to northwestern Myanmar to explain why she
Aung San Suu Kyi has as was expected been re-elected as the leader of her party the National League for Democracy, the NLD.
In Myanmar, the opposition party of Aung San Suu Kyi is holding its first ever congress 25 years after it was founded.
The National League for
Serious human rights abuses are still being committed in Myanmar despite democratic reforms and progress in resolving conflicts with ethnic groups
Refugees from Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority continue to pour into Thailand
amid ongoing violence in western Rakine state in Myanmar
In Myanmar it is believed the first of a number of long lost Royal Air Force World War Two Spitfires has been found.
American engineers are thought
A passenger plane has crashed in Myanmar killing two people and injuring ten more.
State TV said the aircraft missed the runway as the pilot was
Barack Obama has made history by becoming the first serving US president to visit Myanmar.
His arrival coincided with the release of dozens of
Barack Obama has heaped praise on Myanmar for its reforms during his landmark visit.
But the US President also called for more progress to be
Barack Obama has arrived in Rangoon, for an historic six-hour visit.
Walking down the steps of Air Force One, he became the first sitting
Authorities in Myanmar have released hundreds of prisoners as a goodwill gesture ahead of Barack Obama’s historic visit next week.
Amid the flood of photos that pass through a newsroom every day, there are occasionally those that capture both the eye and the imagination. That was
Initial reports from Myanmar speak of more than a dozen people dead, following an earthquake in the centre of the Asian country.
The quake of
An earthquake of magnitude 7.0 has struck in northern Myanmar. It happened early on Sunday around 60km northwest of Mandalay according to the
The President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso has offered Myanmar 78 million euros in EU development aid, as he became the most senior
A wave of ethnic violence in western Myanmar has devastated a whole region, burning villages and communities to the ground and leaving scores
Myanmar’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has said she is ready to serve as president if she receives public support.
Speaking on her arrival
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has received the US Congressional Gold Medal she was awarded in 2008 when she was under house arrest in
Aung San Suu Kyi has lent her support to the easing of US sanctions against Myanmar as part of a broader partnership with the United States.
Graffiti was unimaginable under Myanmar’s military dictators.
But while contention remains over whether the work is street art or vandalism
Myanmar says there will be no more censorship of its national media, in the latest reform since pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was freed in
Myanmar security forces committed rape, and mass arrests against Rohingya Muslims in June according to a new Human Rights Watch report.