Myanmar speaker says he'll run for presidency if nominated

Myanmar parliament speaker Shwe Mann says he will run for the nation's presidency if nominated by the ruling party.

Myanmar rebels convene in remote Wa region

A host of Myanmar ethnic rebels began talks in the isolated Wa region bordering China Friday as they mull whether to agree a full ceasefire with the government, an armed group official said.

Myanmar holds rare talks as Suu Kyi pushes for charter change

Myanmar`s President Thein Sein held rare talks Wednesday with influential allies and rivals including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she intensifies efforts to lift a constitutional ban on her presidential bid.

Monks plan to sue Myanmar minister for using chemicals to end protest

Buddhist monks have prepared a lawsuit against Myanmar`s interior minister, accusing police of using poisonous chemicals to break up a protest in 2012, the monks and a human rights organisation said on Monday.

Myanmar journalist arrested for satirical post

Police in Myanmar have arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical message on Facebook that mocked a historic battle and the country's leader.

Myanmar declares martial law in troubled Kokang region

Myanmar President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency and imposed martial law in a region near the Chinese border after more than 70 people were killed in fighting between the Myanmar army and a rebel group.

Thousands shelter in monastery as Myanmar army battles rebels

MyanmarFugitives from the escalating violence gripping northern Myanmar on Tuesday described fleeing airstrikes and gun battles between the army and ethnic rebels, as the country`s president vowed "not to lose an inch" of territory. 

Myanmar leader vows not to `lose an inch` of land to rebels

Myanmar`s president has vowed "not to lose an inch" of territory in clashes with ethnic rebels in a region bordering China, state-backed media said Tuesday, after intense fighting sent tens of thousands fleeing across the frontier.

Conflict-prone nation Myanmar marks unity day

Myanmar's government on Thursday held a somber ceremony marking the nation's symbolic unification after the colonial era, but a coveted ceasefire with ethnic rebel groups remained out of reach as conflict sweeps across northern borderlands.

Myanmar marks unity day, but peace remains elusive

 Myanmar`s government Thursday held a somber ceremony marking the nation`s symbolic unification after the colonial era, but a coveted ceasefire with ethnic rebel groups remained out of reach as conflict sweeps across northern borderlands.

Myanmar president approves plan for constitution referendum: Lawmakers

Myanmar`s president has given the green light to hold a referendum this year on amendments to the country`s military-drafted constitution, two lawmakers said on Wednesday. 

Myanmar national carrier in name change rebrand

Myanmar`s state-owned national carrier has changed its name in a rebranding exercise, the company president said on Friday, as the airline tries to attract foreign investment in the face of stiff competition from private rivals.

Myanmar says plight of Rohingya minority a media fabrication

Myanmar President Thein Sein has denied that minority Muslim Rohingya are fleeing "torture" in western Rakhine state, telling the Voice of America Burmese Service such media reports were fabrication.

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.

Barack Obama voices alarm over Myanmar reforms, meets democracy icon

US President Barack Obama told Myanmar`s rulers its celebrated democratic reforms are backsliding, ahead of a regional summit Thursday designed to showcase the country`s transition from army-led isolation.

Modi speech at ASEAN-India Summit interrupted

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s speech at the ASEAN-India Summit here Wednesday was interrupted within a few minutes apparently because the media continued to remain in the room to cover what was a closed event.

PM Narendra Modi at ASEAN summit: As it happened
PM Narendra Modi at ASEAN summit: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attended the 12th ASEAN-India Summit here. He is also meeting several heads of state and government on the sidelines of the multilateral event.

PM Narendra Modi invites thoughts, ideas for his visit to Australia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Tuesday to invite thoughts and ideas for his visit to Australia. He also shared a webpage for citizens to stay updated on his visit to Australia.

Myanmar - India's bridge to Southeast Asia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is travelling to Myanmar today (Tuesday). Being a neighbouring country, Myanmar holds a special yet unique place in India's foreign policy.

PM Modi holds talks with Myanmar Prez, stresses on cultural, commercial ties
PM Modi holds talks with Myanmar Prez, stresses on cultural, commercial ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday, held talks with Myanmarese President Thein Sein.