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Myanmar has released more political prisoners, including leading dissidents, in a move that may bring the end of Western sanctions
Decades of fighting have ended after the government in Myanmar signed a ceasefire with ethnic rebel group the Karen National Unit.
A day after Myanmar’s leaders, Britain’s Foreign Secretary has met the main opposition figure, Aung San Suu Kyi.
William Hague presented her with
Pro-Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met William Hague in Myanmar during the first visit by a British foreign secretary since 1955.
On the first visit by a British Minister to Myanmar since 1955, Foreign Secretary William Hague, has welcomed a pledge by the country to release more
An explosion and fire at a gunpowder warehouse in Myanmar’s main city of Yangon, also known as Rangoon, has killed at least 17 people and injured
Police in Myanmar have confirmed that at least 17 people have been killed and over 80 others injured in an explosion in the country’s main city of
Authorities in Myanmar have reportedly legalised the party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The announcement was made in the state run New
Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed US engagement with Myanmar as its new civilian government pledged to move forward with
Hillary Clinton has held talks with Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit the pro-democracy leader described as “historic”.
The Nobel laureate
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has become the most senior American official to visit Myanmar in over half a century.
Her aim is to assess
She has become the first US Secretary of State to visit in more than 50 years. Hillary Clinton has touched down in Myanmar, also known as Burma
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu kyi is to stand as a candidate in an upcoming by-election.
Her announcement comes just three days after her
Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has indicated that her party will contest a series of parliamentary by-elections.
However, the head
Myanmar started releasing political prisoners on Wednesday as part of an amnesty announced by the government.
Reports say between 150 and 300
Myanmar began a prisoner amnesty on Wednesday that included a number of political detainees.
The country formerly known as Burma said on Tuesday
Myanmar is set to free more than 6,300 detainees, state television reported on Tuesday.
The report failed to specify if any of the 6,359 people to
Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Ang San Suu Kyi met the country’s President Thein Sein on Friday, in what has been described as the latest olive
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses supporters eager to hear about any sign of a political thaw, during a visit outside of the
Thousands of people have turned out to see Aung San Suu Kyi’s first political trip outside Rangoon *(Yangon) since her release from house arrest in
Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi led a march of 3000 supporters on Tuesday, in honour of her late father who was assassinated, just
July 19, 1947. Burmese independence leader and de facto Prime Minister Bogyoke (General) Aung San is assassinated along with six cabinet ministers
Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her birthday in freedom for the first time in nearly a decade. She was joined in celebration by
Rescuers in Myanmar are slowly reaching thousands of survivors in quake affected villages near the Thai border.
At least 74 people are known to have died in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Myanmar on Thursday.
The quake hit just after 1300 GMT close to
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck northern Thailand on Friday, one day after a tremor hit neighbouring Myanmar and killed at least 50 people.