Myanmar

Myanmar bans parties from criticising army in state media

YANGON, Aug 29 - Myanmar has banned political parties from criticising the army or the military-dominated constitution in state media during campaigning for elections seen as a test of the country's transition from military rule.

Myanmar bans parties from criticizing army in state media

YANGON - Myanmar has banned political parties from criticizing the army or the military-dominated constitution in state media during campaigning for elections seen as a test of the country's transition from military rule.

World, 29 Aug 2015

Myanmar sets $2.80 daily minimum wage in bid to boost investment

YANGON - Myanmar has set a minimum wage of 3,600 kyat ($2.80) for an eight-hour work day, a move likely to boost investment in the fast-growing country's garment industry.

29 Aug 2015

Myanmar sets $2.80 daily minimum wage in bid to boost investment

YANGON, Aug 29 - Myanmar has set a minimum wage of 3,600 kyat ($2.80) for an eight-hour work day, a move likely to boost investment in the fast-growing country's garment industry.

Thailand murder suspects can't have British police report: UK judge

LONDON - Two Myanmar workers on trial in Thailand for the murder of two British tourists should not be given access to a confidential British police report about the case, a British judge ruled on Tuesday.

World, Thailand, 25 Aug 2015

Myanmar's military chief says armed forces will respect vote

NAYPYITAW - Myanmar's powerful commander-in-chief has reiterated that the military will respect the outcome of the country's Nov. 8 election, seen as a crucial test of Myanmar's reform process.

World, 25 Aug 2015

Sitting Rohingya MP in Myanmar plans to appeal election ban

YANGON - A Rohingya member of Myanmar's parliament barred from contesting Nov. 8 elections on the basis that his parents were not Myanmar citizens at the time of his birth said on Monday he would appeal the decision and hoped to stand in the vote.

World, United Nations, 24 Aug 2015

After failed attempts to remove rival, Myanmar's president used force

NAYPYITAW/YANGON - Myanmar President Thein Sein had tried and failed at least twice before to topple his arch-rival Shwe Mann, but when armed police burst into the headquarters of the country's ruling party late on Aug. 12 he finally succeeded.

World, China, 22 Aug 2015

Myanmar ruling party sends message of unity after vote exposes rift

YANGON - Myanmar's ruling party on Saturday appealed for unity, saying its ousted party chief would stay 'faithful', after a parliamentary vote exposed a rift in the ruling bloc, amid the biggest political shake-up since the end of military rule.

World, 22 Aug 2015

Ousted Myanmar ruling party boss survives parliament vote

YANGON - Myanmar's ousted ruling party chief narrowly survived a critical test on Thursday, when lawmakers voted to suspend discussion of a controversial bill that could have hastened his downfall amid the biggest political shake-up since the end of military rule.

World, 20 Aug 2015

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