Ousted head of Myanmar ruling party vows to keep working for nation

The ousted leader of Myanmar`s ruling party on Friday vowed to "continue to work" for the country in his first comments after an unexpected internal putsch ahead of landmark November elections.

Leader of Myanmar ruling party removed in power struggle: Official

The leader of Myanmar`s ruling party Shwe Mann was removed from his post Thursday after the intervention of the president, an official told AFP on Thursday, in an unfolding party power struggle ahead of elections.

Suu Kyi says opposition to contest Myanmar general election

Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday said her opposition National League for Democracy would participate in a historic general election in Myanmar set for November, the first to be contested by the party in a quarter of a century.

Myanmar frees dozens more child soldiers from Army

Myanmar has freed 51 young people from its armed forces, the United Nations said, in the country`s latest move towards ending the use of child soldiers.

Myanmar Navy carries out first rescue of migrant boat: Official

 Myanmar`s Navy has carried out its first rescue of a migrant boat bringing 208 people to shore, an official told AFP Friday, after mounting international pressure on the nation to tackle a regional migration crisis.

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi refuses to rule out election boycott

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday refused to rule out a boycott of looming elections as she cast doubt over the likelihood of key changes to a charter that bans her from running for president.

Myanmar to hold rare talks as Suu Kyi pushes for charter change

 Myanmar`s president will host rare talks with influential allies and rivals including Aung San Suu Kyi Wednesday as the opposition leader intensifies efforts to lift a constitutional bar against her running for the presidency.

Suu Kyi ducks Myanmar army parade on health grounds

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Friday snubbed a grand annual parade showcasing military strength for the first time in three years, as the country`s army chief warned against "any disturbances to stability" in upcoming elections.

Elite party at Myanmar historic site stirs controversy

A glitzy private party for the Myanmar elite at a monument long closed to the public has unleashed a storm of resentment on social media against descendants of former military rulers. 

Myanmar says more than 130 dead in fighting near China border

Myanmar`s army Saturday said more than 130 people had died in a deepening battle with rebels in the northeast, declaring it would not rest until stability was restored to the border area which tens of thousands have fled.

Death toll rises in Myanmar unrest, China warns of instability

Growing clashes between Myanmar`s army and ethnic Kokang fighters in a region next to China killed more than 20 rebels over the weekend, state-backed media said Monday, as Beijing warned that the fighting threatened border stability.

Myanmar unveils plans to overhaul creaking court system

Myanmar on Wednesday announced plans to reform its graft-plagued judicial system, a move met with scepticism by lawyers and activists long used to red tape and poor access to justice during the junta era. 

China resets ties with Myanmar with USD eight billion deals

Seeking to reset ties with Myanmar, China on Saturday signed USD eight billion trade deals with its southern neighbour after relations went through a turbulent period following the country's gradual transition to democracy from years of Beijing-backed military rule.

Myanmar President opens unprecedented talks with Suu Kyi, Army
Myanmar President opens unprecedented talks with Suu Kyi, Army

Myanmar`s first multilateral roundtable summit talks on domestic political affairs started Friday at the Presidential Palace here.

Myanmar leader proposes interfaith marriage law

Myanmar`s president has asked parliament to consider an intermarriage law, spearheaded by an extremist monk, that is aimed at "protecting" Buddhists in the former junta-ruled nation.

Myanmar, Vietnam vow to promote security cooperation

Myanmar and Vietnam have vowed to promote security cooperation between the two countries, media reports said on Tuesday.

US expresses concern over communal violence in Myanmar

Expressing concern over the ongoing communal violence in Myanmar, the US has asked the Asian country to restore order and maintain peace.

Myanmar leader holds milestone 1st press briefing

Myanmar`s reformist President held his first press conference for local media in a national milestone after years of secrecy.

Myanmar names naval chief as new vice president

Upper house Speaker Khin Aung Myint announced Vice Admiral Nyan Tun`s appointment during a legislative session in Naypyitaw.