Myanmar

U.S. says Myanmar journalists' sentences 'send wrong message'

WASHINGTON - The United States, which has made a priority of improving relations with Myanmar, said on Friday it was "very concerned" by reports that four journalists and a newspaper boss were sentenced to 10 years' hard labor there this month.

Myanmar’s Myanma Airways signs for 6 ATR 72-600s, 6 options

FARNBOROUGH England - Myanmar’s Myanma Airways has signed a deal with ATR for six new-generation ATR 72-600s and taken options for six additional aircraft, the turboprop planemaker said on Wednesday.

16 Jul 2014

AIRSHOW-Myanmar's Myanma Airways signs for 6 ATR 72-600s, 6 options

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16 - Myanmar's Myanma Airways has signed a deal with ATR for six new-generation ATR 72-600s and taken options for six additional aircraft, the turboprop planemaker said on Wednesday.

Thai junta's pledge to send back Myanmar refugees sparks concern

BANGKOK - Thailand's military government said on Monday it would send home 100,000 refugees who have been living in camps for two decades and more along the border with Myanmar, a move rights groups say would create chaos at a tense time for both nations.

World, Thailand, 14 Jul 2014

Myanmar jails reporters, newspaper boss for 10 years

YANGON, - Four journalists and a newspaper boss were sentenced in Myanmar on Thursday to 10 years' jail with hard labor for reporting about an alleged chemical weapons factory, legal and media sources said.

World, 10 Jul 2014

Myanmar Buddhists threaten death to Muslims in Mandalay unrest

MANDALAY Myanmar - Myanmar police cordoned off Mandalay's Muslim neighbourhood as hundreds of Buddhists wielding knives, swords and bamboo poles roamed the city on Friday, following communal riots that killed two people earlier in the week.

World, 04 Jul 2014

Thai junta compares its intervention to Myanmar's 1988 crackdown

BANGKOK - Thailand's military on Friday compared its seizure of power in May to restore stability after months of unrest to the brutal crackdown by Myanmar's former junta in 1988 to snuff out a pro-democracy movement.

World, Thailand, 04 Jul 2014

Myanmar police arrest five as calm returns to Mandalay after riots

MANDALAY Myanmar - Police in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-biggest city, said they had arrested another five people after sectarian violence in which a Buddhist and a Muslim died, but an overnight curfew and a heavy security presence appeared to have restored calm on Friday.

World, 04 Jul 2014

Two killed in sectarian violence in Myanmar's second city

MANDALAY Myanmar - Two men were killed in a second night of rioting in Mandalay, Myanmar's second largest city, a security official said on Thursday, the latest flare-up in two years of sectarian unrest that threatens fledgling reforms.

World, 03 Jul 2014

Myanmar police fire rubber bullets to end sectarian trouble in Mandalay

YANGON - Myanmar police fired rubber bullets on Wednesday to disperse crowds of Buddhists and Muslims facing off in the second-largest city of Mandalay, police said, in the latest outbreak of trouble in two years of sectarian unrest.

World, 02 Jul 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