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Death toll rises as Myanmar battles border attackers

Myanmar`s security forces have now killed at least 26 people in response to attacks on police that have sparked a dramatic escalation in violence in a Muslim-majority region along its border with Bangladesh, according to reports in state media.

Suu Kyi makes first UN speech as Myanmar leader

Suu Kyi makes first UN speech as Myanmar leader

Suu Kyi's appearance Monday at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations is the latest landmark in a personal and national transformation as the country also known as Burma emerges from five decades of military rule.

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar; tremors felt in northeast, Kolkata, Patna, Guwahati

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar; tremors felt in northeast, Kolkata, Patna, Guwahati

Earthquake measuring 6.8 on Richter scale hit Myanmar on Wednesday.

Obama hails 'extraordinary moment' in Myanmar as new leader sworn in

Obama hails 'extraordinary moment' in Myanmar as new leader sworn in

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed the swearing-in of Myanmar`s new president Htin Kyaw, a close aide to Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, as an "extraordinary moment" as the country emerges from military rule.

No tomorrow for this six-year old Rohingya refugee girl

Around 6,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees live at different places in Jammu city.

Pak Taliban asks Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims to wage jihad

Pakistani Taliban on Monday asked Myanmar's beleaguered Rohingya Muslim minority to wage a jihad against military-backed junta and offered them resources and training facilities to help them "take up the sword".

UN rights chief slams Myanmar monk for ''sexist'' remarks

United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra`ad Al Hussein sharply criticized a prominent Myanmar monk on Wednesday for what he said were sexist and abusive public comments about a UN special rapporteur.

Asia-Pacific rebalance to remain top priority for Obama

Ahead of President Obama's sixth trip to the Asia-Pacific region and his second this year one of his top aide has said the "Asia-Pacific rebalance" is going to be the top foreign policy priority of the Administration in the remaining two years.

John Kerry to travel to Burma, Australia

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Burma and Australia next week, it was announced on Saturday.

Suu Kyi cautions Myanmar `not yet a democracy`

Aung San Suu Kyi warned Friday that her country, despite a spate of reforms hailed by the international community, "is not yet a democracy".

Myanmar Army role to be `gradually` decreased: President

Myanmar`s leader Wednesday said the role of the powerful military should be reduced slowly in the transition to democracy amid opposition campaigns to ease the army`s grip on political power.

US ending Myanmar refugee program

The United States is winding down a program which has helped to resettle 73,000 refugees from Myanmar over almost a decade, a US official confirmed.

US uses `Myanmar` name as `diplomatic courtesy`

The United States sometimes uses the official name Myanmar instead of Burma as a "diplomatic courtesy" to the Asian country, the State Department has said, in a sign of rapprochement.

Myanmar to free remaining political prisoners Tuesday

Myanmar Tuesday announced the release of all remaining political prisoners on the last day of 2013.

Myanmar to strive for peace in ASEAN region

Myanmar President U Thein Sein pledged that the country would strive to ensure peace and prosperity in the ASEAN region as it assumes ASEAN chairmanship in 2014, media reported Wednesday.

UN calls for humanitarian access in Myanmar`s Kachin state

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar Ashok Nigam expressed deep concern Friday over the recent clashes between government troops and the rebels in Kachin state that have blocked humanitarian access to some 1,000 civilians.

Suu Kyi to claim EU Sakharov prize 23 years after award

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is to finally receive the EU Sakharov human rights prize she won in 1990 at the height of the Myanmar military crackdown, the European Parliament revealed today.

Suu Kyi fears Myanmar unrest could deter investors

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi warned on Saturday that communal violence and weak "rule of law" could scare off investors despite the country`s rapid pace of political and economic reform.

Myanmar marks 25th anniversary of pro-democracy uprising

Myanmar activists on Thursday held their first march through Yangon to mark the anniversary of a bloody crackdown on democracy rallies 25 years ago.

Blast during mass sermon by Buddhist Myanmar monk

An explosion in a car parked meters away from a radical Buddhist monk wounded four people at a mass sermon in northern Myanmar, police said on Monday.