Myanmar

MSF resumes work in Myanmar state after government ban

YANGON - An international medical group has resumed work in an area of northwest Myanmar after a nine-month government ban on its presence in one of the poorest parts of the country over allegations of bias.

Myanmar monk's U.N. whore rant 'could hurt Buddhism'

BANGKOK - A Myanmar Buddhist monk who called a U.N. human rights envoy a "whore" has violated his monastic code and could damage his religion, another prominent monk said on Tuesday, but he is unlikely to face censure.

World, United Nations, 21 Jan 2015

Most governments conceal data despite G20 pledges, study says

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Myanmar, Haiti and Mali were ranked the least open and transparent countries in a global index of government data released on Tuesday, which found that most governments do not make official data openly available to the public.

World, Africa, Mali 20 Jan 2015

China denies hundreds of Chinese nationals trapped in Myanmar

YANGON - More than 100 Chinese citizens trapped by fighting between government troops and insurgents in northern Myanmar, have been arrested and are being held by the Myanmar government, a Chinese embassy spokesman in Yangon said on Tuesday.

World, 20 Jan 2015

Fighting traps hundreds of Chinese nationals in Myanmar: Global Times

BEIJING - Hundreds of Chinese citizens, including miners and jade traders, are among 2,000 civilians trapped by fighting between government troops and insurgents in northern Myanmar, China's state-backed Global Times reported on Monday.

World, China, 19 Jan 2015

Myanmar monks lead protest decrying U.N. envoy's visit

YANGON - Hundreds of protesters led by Buddhist monks rallied in Myanmar on Friday to denounce a visit by a human rights envoy of the United Nations, which has urged the government to grant citizenship to persecuted Rohingya Muslims.

World, United Nations, 16 Jan 2015

North Korea pushes Myanmar to seize pirated versions of 'The Interview': media

YANGON - - Myanmar police have begun seizing pirated copies of the film "The Interview", a comedy about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with media saying the move followed pressure from the North Korean embassy in Yangon.

N.Korea pushes Myanmar to seize pirated versions of 'The Interview' -media

YANGON, Jan 15 - - Myanmar police have begun seizing pirated copies of the film "The Interview", a comedy about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with media saying the move followed pressure from the North Korean embassy in Yangon.

Dozens of children among 98 Rohingya smuggling victims found in Thailand

BANGKOK - Dozens of children were among 98 suspected Rohingya trafficking victims from Myanmar discovered in pickup trucks in southern Thailand, police said on Monday, as more checkpoints were set up in the region to combat the trade.

World, Thailand, 12 Jan 2015

Myanmar court sentences hotel bomber to death

YANGON - A Myanmar court sentenced a man to death on Thursday after finding him guilty of a 2013 bomb attack on a hotel that killed two people and wounded one, a police officer said.

World, 08 Jan 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