Myanmar

Myanmar invites local bids for fourth telecoms operator's licence

YANGON, July 27 - Myanmar on Monday invited proposals from domestic public companies to become its fourth telecoms operator in partnership with a foreign firm, the latest move to meet swelling demand for mobile services in the once disconnected country.

Defense gets access to evidence for DNA tests in Thailand backpackers murder trial: lawyer

BANGKOK - A Thai court has given defense lawyers access to evidence for DNA testing in the trial of two Myanmar workers accused of murdering two British tourists in Thailand, a defense lawyer said on Friday.

World, Thailand, 23 Jul 2015

Academics, activists eye seats in parliament to curb Myanmar military

YANGON - Leading activists and academics in Myanmar are rallying behind opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Nov. 8 parliamentary elections, hoping that a resounding win for her party will help force the military to loosen its grip on power.

World, 23 Jul 2015

Myanmar sentences Chinese nationals to life for illegal logging

YANGON - China has lodged a diplomatic protest with Myanmar after a court in the southeast Asian nation sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life imprisonment for illegal logging.

23 Jul 2015

Chinese nationals sentenced to life for illegal logging

YANGON - A court in Myanmar has sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life imprisonment for illegal logging, a court official said on Wednesday.

22 Jul 2015

Chinese nationals sentenced to life for illegal logging

YANGON, July 22 - A court in Myanmar has sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life imprisonment for illegal logging, a court official said on Wednesday.

Basic Materials, 22 Jul 2015

Thailand backpackers murder trial resumes, focus on DNA evidence

KOH SAMUI, Thailand - The final hours of two British backpackers killed on a Thai resort island last year were tracked by more than a dozen security cameras, a court was told during the resumption of the trial of two Myanmar men accused of their murder. | Video

World, Thailand, 22 Jul 2015

Myanmar military chief defends political role, report

YANGON - Myanmar's commander-in-chief reiterated the need for the military to continue its powerful role in politics and said he would consider standing for president in November elections if asked to do so, according to an interview broadcast on Monday.

World, 20 Jul 2015

As polls loom, Myanmar remembers independence hero on Martyr's Day

YANGON - The Myanmar public got a glimpse into one of the country's darkest moments on Sunday as visitors were given rare access to the compound where Aung San, the country's independence hero and father of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was killed.

World, 19 Jul 2015

As polls loom, Myanmar remembers independence hero on Martyr's Day

YANGON - The Myanmar public got a glimpse into one of the country's darkest moments on Sunday as visitors were given rare access to the compound where Aung San, the country's independence hero and father of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was killed.

19 Jul 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