Myanmar

Myanmar health and information ministers step down

YANGON - Myanmar's ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported on Wednesday, the latest changes in a cabinet that has been grappling with a host of problems as the country presses on with reforms after decades of military rule.

Myanmar health and information ministers step down

YANGON, July 30 - Myanmar's ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported on Wednesday, the latest changes in a cabinet that has been grappling with a host of problems as the country presses on with reforms after decades of military rule.

U.N. envoy warns of deepening ethnic divisions in Myanmar

YANGON - A senior U.N. official on Saturday warned of a growing polarization between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims were deplorable.

World, 26 Jul 2014

Senior U.S. lawmaker: Myanmar must reform before more sanctions easing

WASHINGTON - Jade and rubies from Myanmar will remain banned from the United States unless the Asian nation moves to end a provision in its constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president, a senior U.S. senator said on Thursday.

Politics, U.S., 24 Jul 2014

Senior U.S. lawmaker: Myanmar must reform before more sanctions easing

WASHINGTON, July 24 - Jade and rubies from Myanmar will remain banned from the United States unless the Asian nation moves to end a provision in its constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president, a senior U.S. senator said on Thursday.

Myanmar Muslims in remote Rakhine suffer worsening health crisis

INN DIN Myanmar - Visitors to the medical facility in one of Myanmar's poorest and most remote regions are greeted by a padlocked gate and a sign reading: "Clinic closed until further notice."

World, United Nations, Health 24 Jul 2014

Myanmar opposition party says 5 million sign petition to change constitution

YANGON - Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year.

World, 22 Jul 2014

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.

World, 18 Jul 2014

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.

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