Myanmar

Myanmar army says deadly strike against rebels meant only as 'warning'

YANGON - The Myanmar army said that a deadly artillery attack on an insurgent military academy had been intended only as a "warning" strike, local media reported, amid mounting tensions ahead of renewed negotiations for a ceasefire.

Thai fishermen convert boats to cash in on human-smuggling

RANONG Thailand - The smuggling of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar is so lucrative that Thai fishermen are converting their boats to carry humans, police, locals and officials in southern Thailand said. | Video

World, Thailand, 20 Nov 2014

Kachin rebels say 23 cadets killed by Myanmar army shell

YANGON - Twenty three cadets of the ethnic insurgent group the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) were killed when they were hit by a single shell fired by Myanmar's army on Wednesday, the KIA said in a statement on Thursday.

World, 20 Nov 2014

Myanmar parliament chief throws doubt on Suu Kyi's presidential chances

YANGON - Myanmar's constitution cannot be changed until after next year's general election, the speaker of parliament said, casting doubt on the chances of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi becoming president and the military's political power being weakened.

World, 18 Nov 2014

UPDATE 1-Myanmar parliament chief throws doubt on Suu Kyi's presidential chances

YANGON, Nov 19 - Myanmar's constitution cannot be changed until after next year's general election, the speaker of parliament said, casting doubt on the chances of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi becoming president and the military's political power being weakened.

Bangladesh rescues over 600 trafficking victims

DHAKA - More than 600 trafficking victims from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued off the South Asian coast, a navy spokesman in Dhaka said on Tuesday, in the single biggest operation of its kind by Bangladesh authorities. | Video

World, 18 Nov 2014

Myanmar won't amend constitution until after 2015 election - parliament speaker

YANGON, Nov 19 - Myanmar will not change its constitution until after a general election late next year, the parliament speaker said, complicating efforts by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to reduce the military's political power, or run for president.

Bangladesh rescues over 600 trafficking victims

DHAKA - More than 600 trafficking victims from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued off the South Asian coast, a navy spokesman in Dhaka said on Tuesday, in the single biggest operation of its kind by Bangladesh authorities.

World, 18 Nov 2014

Myanmar students protest against education law for third day

YANGON - Hundreds of Myanmar university students marched through Yangon for a third day in a row on Sunday, in a rare and illegal protest against a new education law they say will curb academic freedom.

World, 16 Nov 2014

Rohingya relatives says thousands missing in boats en route to Malaysia

BANGKOK - Thousands of Rohingya boat people who have left Myanmar in the past month have yet to reach their destinations, say relatives and an advocacy group for the persecuted minority, raising fears their boats have been prevented from reaching shore.

World, 15 Nov 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