Myanmar

China offers $3 billion in aid and loans to neighbors: Xinhua

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BANGKOK/SHANGHAI - China has offered more than $3 billion in loans and aid to neighbors Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos to improve infrastructure and production, and to fight poverty, state media reported on Saturday.

China offers $3 billion in aid and loans to neighbors: Xinhua

SHANGHAI - China has offered more than $3 billion in loans and aid to neighbors Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos to improve infrastructure and production, and to fight poverty, state media reported on Saturday.

World, 20 Dec 2014

Myanmar firm picks Puma Energy as jet fuel distribution partner

YANGON, Dec 20 - Myanmar's state-owned Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) has chosen Puma Energy Group from a shortlist of four firms as its partner to distribute jet fuel, as demand rises from new airports and a boom in tourist arrivals.

Industrials, 19 Dec 2014

Myanmar says workers innocent of murdering Britons in Thailand

YANGON - Myanmar investigators said on Thursday they believe two Myanmar men accused of murdering two British tourists in Thailand are innocent, but witnesses who might be able to prove their innocence will not testify as they fear the Thai police. | Video

World, Thailand, 18 Dec 2014

Fight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar

TA GAY LAUNG, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the middle of a bustling village hall in Myanmar's Kayin state, a government health worker pricks the finger of a child to extract a tiny drop of blood for a malaria test.

18 Dec 2014

Myanmar court jails former opposition official accused of insulting Buddhism

YANGON - A prominent former official with Myanmar’s main opposition party was detained on Wednesday and faces charges of insulting religion, which stemmed from a speech intended to discourage extremist interpretations of Buddhism, his lawyer said.

World, 17 Dec 2014

Drug-resistant malaria: the world's next big health crisis?

MIN SAW, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ka Lar Nar caught malaria for the sixth time when he was working away from home on his small farm in the jungle of south-eastern Myanmar but this time it was a lot harder to get rid of it.

Health, 16 Dec 2014

Guerrillas killed 7 soldiers in ambush last week, Myanmar military says

YANGON - Seven Myanmar soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in an attack by rebels in the northeastern frontier with China five days ago, state media said on Monday.

World, China, 15 Dec 2014

Vietnam's Viettel nears deal to invest $800 million in Myanmar telecoms

HANOI/YANGON - Vietnam's Viettel Global and Myanmar's state-backed Yatanarpon Teleport are awaiting approval for an investment of at least $800 million to build Yatanarpon's telecoms infrastructure in Myanmar, officials from both companies said on Friday.

Tech, 12 Dec 2014

Myanmar suspects in British tourist murders plead for Suu Kyi's help

BANGKOK - Two Myanmar men charged with murdering two British tourists in Thailand have written to Nobel Peace laureate Aung Sang Suu Kyi pleading for help, protesting their innocence and claiming to have been "scapegoated" by Thai police.

World, Thailand, 11 Dec 2014

Images from Myanmar

A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

Myanmar's long standing political crisis has forced millions of refugees across the border.  Slideshow