Myanmar

Bomb kills two police in northeast Myanmar near China border

YANGON – - Two police officers from an anti-narcotics task force were killed and three wounded when a bomb exploded in a volatile area of northeastern Myanmar near the border with China, a police official said on Monday.

Myanmar's government, military leaders hold rare talks with Suu Kyi

YANGON - Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi held rare talks with President Thein Sein and military leaders on Friday to discuss a general election, a controversial constitution and a ceasefire with ethnic minority rebels, a participant said.

World, 10 Apr 2015

Suu Kyi's political skills tested in pre-election showdown

NAYPYITAW - With an historic general election just seven months away, Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is locked in a high-stakes showdown with a military-backed government she says isn't interested in reform.

World, 10 Apr 2015

Failure to amend Myanmar constitution 'raises questions' on reform: U.S

Yangon - The United States said on Tuesday Myanmar's failure to amend a military-drafted constitution raised questions about the credibility of reforms, but did not go so far as to say it would undermine the legitimacy of upcoming elections.

World, 07 Apr 2015

Powerful Myanmar militia force proposes rebel summit

YANGON - Myanmar's most powerful ethnic minority militia has made a rare invitation to insurgent groups negotiating peace with the government to meet at its headquarters, a member of the team negotiating with the government said on Tuesday.

World, 07 Apr 2015

Suu Kyi says boycott of Myanmar election an option

NAYPYITAW - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an "option" if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged. | Video

World, 03 Apr 2015

China says Myanmar apologizes for bombing, admits responsibility

BEIJING - Myanmar has accepted responsibility and apologized for bombs dropped on Chinese territory last month that killed five people, China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

World, China, 02 Apr 2015

Myanmar's trade deficit jumps 88 pct in fiscal 2014/15

YANGON, April 2 - Myanmar's trade deficit jumped 88 percent in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, driven by rapid economic expansion in the formerly military-ruled country, state media and a Commerce Ministry official said on Thursday.

Markets, 02 Apr 2015

Rockslide at Myanmar jade mine kills nine, around 20 missing

YANGON - A rockslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least nine miners, and rescuers were searching for around 20 others, state media reported on Wednesday, two days after the accident.

World, 01 Apr 2015

Myanmar govt, rebels sign draft nationwide ceasefire accord

YANGON - The United States led international praise on Tuesday for a draft ceasefire accord between Myanmar’s government and ethnic rebel groups, a move aimed at ending more than 65 years of armed conflict in the country.

World, United Nations 31 Mar 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