- Myanmar leader Suu Kyi makes first official trip, to Laos Updated: May-06-16 9:18 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader and foreign minister, visited neighboring Laos on Friday in her first official trip abroad.
- Landslide of jade mining waste kills at least 13 in Myanmar Updated: May-06-16 7:55 am
HPAKANT, Myanmar - At least 13 people have been killed by a landslide of jade mining waste in northern Myanmar, a hospital said Friday. More people may still be buried under the waste.
- Myanmar anti-Muslim activist arrested for post about Suu Kyi Updated: May-05-16 8:59 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A prominent anti-Muslim activist has been arrested for posting a provocative statement on Facebook about Myanmar's army commander and the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of a Buddhist nationalist group and a human rights lawyer said Thursday.
- Myanmar fire leaves 440 Rohingya families homeless Updated: May-03-16 7:19 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A fire on Tuesday burned down a camp in western Myanmar that shelters members of the country's persecuted Rohingya minority, leaving 440 families homeless.
- Protest in Myanmar targets US Embassy use of term 'Rohingya' Updated: Apr-28-16 10:32 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Buddhist monks joined several hundred protesters outside the U.S. Embassy in Myanmar on Thursday to demand it stop using the term "Rohingya" to refer to a Muslim ethnic minority group.
- German tourists in Myanmar recovering from land mine blast Updated: Apr-27-16 7:21 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Two German tourists and their local guide were recovering Wednesday from wounds suffered when they accidentally set off a land mine in eastern Myanmar.
- Myanmar military helicopter crashes, 2 pilots rescued Updated: Apr-26-16 5:29 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A military helicopter crashed into a reservoir in Myanmar during a training exercise Tuesday and both pilots were rescued by fishermen, the armed forces newspaper reported.
- Myanmar or Burma? Take your choice, Suu Kyi tells diplomats Updated: Apr-22-16 11:27 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has made clear to foreign diplomats: It doesn't matter if they call her country Myanmar, or its old name, Burma.
- Myanmar media company greases wrong palm, flouts gift limit Updated: Apr-21-16 5:55 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's new government scolded a media group for flouting guidelines against corruption by presenting an envelope with more than $4,000 as a gift to an official.
- Myanmar's Suu Kyi vows to amend junta-era constitution Updated: Apr-18-16 2:52 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed Monday to push for constitutional amendments to build a true democracy in the Southeast Asian country as it emerges from decades of military control.
- Myanmar's new president pledges to free political prisoners Updated: Apr-16-16 11:54 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's new president on Sunday pledged to continue efforts to release remaining political prisoners as part of the sweeping democratic changes his government envisions after a half-century of military control.
- Strong quake hits Myanmar, but no deaths reported Updated: Apr-13-16 10:25 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - A strong earthquake struck Myanmar on Wednesday night and was felt in parts of eastern India and Bangladesh, but an official said Thursday that there were no immediate reports of serious injuries or major damage in Myanmar.
- Myanmar's new de facto leader Suu Kyi has cataract surgery Updated: Apr-10-16 9:21 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's new de facto leader, has undergone an eye operation for cataracts, state media said Sunday.
- Aung San Suu Kyi has busy week meeting foreign diplomats Updated: Apr-07-16 10:06 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Myanmar's high-profile new foreign minister, Aung San Suu Kyi, met her Canadian counterpart on Thursday, as dignitaries visit the country to meet the Nobel laureate.
- Obama commits US support in call with new Myanmar president Updated: Apr-06-16 3:24 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is telling Myanmar's new president that his election marks a "historic step forward" for democracy in Myanmar.