Myanmar to stop recruiting child soldiers

 The Myanmar military has reiterated its strong commitment to end recruitment of children in the army, a media report said Wednesday.

Myanmar signs pacts on ASEAN tourist secretariat, Japanese loan

 Myanmar parliament has signed an agreement on establishing a regional secretariat for mutual interaction of ASEAN tourist experts.

More than 400 child soldiers freed from Myanmar army in 2014: UN

 Myanmar`s military freed more than 400 child soldiers last year, the United Nations has confirmed, a record number since the "tatmadaw" army signed a 2012 pact with the UN on the issue.

India welcomes role played by Myanmar in South-East Asia: President

Welcoming the role that Myanmar is playing in the South-East Asian region, President Pranab Mukherjee has said India intends to enhance cooperation with that country, while noting that the ties between them have seen accelerated growth over the years.

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.

Myanmar monk's UN whore rant "could hurt Buddhism"

 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.

Myanmar parliament agrees on seeking CWC membership

Myanmar`s parliament Wednesday agreed on seeking membership of the Chemical Weapon Convention (CWC), a media report said.

Myanmar Kachin rebels free police captives

Armed rebels in Myanmar`s war-torn Kachin state on Tuesday said they had released three police officers abducted in a raid last week during fresh clashes with the nation`s powerful army.

Myanmar students renew unauthorised education protest

Dozens of Myanmar students began a protest march in Mandalay Tuesday, vowing to intensify demonstrations against a new education bill they see as undemocratic after the government failed to meet their demands.

Myanmar firebrand monk defends UN `whore` slur

Myanmar`s most high profile radical nationalist monk on Tuesday defended calling a UN rights envoy a "whore" over her objections to controversial draft bills seen as discriminatory to women and minorities.

China denies hundreds of Chinese nationals trapped in Myanmar

 China on Tuesday denied a state media report that hundreds of Chinese citizens were trapped by fighting between government troops and insurgents in northern Myanmar.

Myanmar policies behind Rakhine `oppression`: US envoy

A senior US diplomat Tuesday criticised Myanmar`s policies which impose severe restrictions on the Muslim Rohingya community in Rakhine, saying they "oppress" people in the strife-torn state. 

Myanmar vice president offers prayers at Bodh Gaya temple

Myanmar Vice President Sai Mauk Kham paid visit to the Bodh Gaya's Mahabodhi temple.

Hundreds of Chinese nationals trapped in north Myanmar: Report

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.

Nab NDFB(S) militants from foreign soil: Congress to Centre

Assam government on Sunday challenged the Centre to show "commitment" in nabbing NDFB(S) militants responsible for the massacre of Adivasis in the state last year, from the neighbouring nations.

US warns Myanmar over growing religious tensions

A top American diplomat Friday decried growing religious intolerance in Myanmar and warned the use of faith for political ends was "playing with fire" in a crunch election year for the former junta-run country.

Nine Myanmar nationals charged in gruesome Malaysia killings

Nine Myanmar nationals have been charged with murder in Malaysia over the gruesome killings of six of their countrymen that are suspected to be revenge attacks related to ethnic strife back home, a media report said Thursday.

Zoramthanga leaves to broker peace in Myanmar

Mizo National Front president Zoramthanga on Monday left Kolkata for Yangon to broker peace deal between the government of Myanmar and various ethnic groups in that country.

Saudi says Myanmar female child-killer executed

 Saudi Arabia said on Monday it beheaded a Myanmar female child-killer, bringing to seven the number of death sentences carried out this year in the conservative Muslim kingdom.

Myanmar president meets political parties for peace, development

 Myanmar President U Thein Sein here Monday met some leaders of the country`s political parties for discussions on major domestic issues concerning peace and development.