Thai PM to visit Myanmar in first overseas foray

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha will arrive in Myanmar Thursday, a government spokesman said, in his first overseas foray since grabbing power in a coup as he seeks to redouble economic ties with the kingdom`s emerging neighbour.

Myanmar blockades Rohingya, tries to erase name

Authorities sealed off villages for months in Myanmar's only Muslim-majority region and in some cases beat and arrested people who refused to register with immigration officials, residents and activists say, in what may be the most aggressive effort yet to compel Rohingya to identify themselves as migrants from neighboring Bangladesh.

Old soldiers to meet as Thai PM makes Myanmar his first foreign visit

When retired general Prayuth Chan-ocha lands in Myanmar on Thursday, his first overseas trip as Thailand`s new prime minister, he can expect a little love and a lot of understanding.

Myanmar leader warns media over religious violence

Myanmar`s reformist president has warned that newly-won media freedoms could be curtailed if stability is threatened by religious bloodshed shaking the former military-ruled country.

China`s Xi holds talks with Myanmar president

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar`s leader Thein Sein held talks Friday as the relationship between the Asian giant and the longtime international pariah adapts to dramatic political changes.

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.

Myanmar announces broad prisoner pardon

Myanmar Monday announced a sweeping amnesty for prisoners who were charged under draconian laws used to imprison activists.

Myanmar frees 44 political prisoners

President Thein Sein has pledged to release all prisoners of conscience in Myanmar by the end of the year.

Myanmar set to release dozens of political prisoners: Panel member

Myanmar may release scores of political prisoners this month to fulfil a promise by its reformist president to free prisoners of conscience by the end of this year, a member of a state-appointed panel said on Wednesday.

Explosion hits hotel in Myanmar`s main city

A 43-year-old American woman was slightly injured and taken to a Yangon hospital, according to a police officer on the scene.

Myanmar frees 56 political prisoners: Officials

Myanmar on Tuesday began freeing dozens of its remaining detained activists, officials said, after the country vowed to release all prisoners of conscience by the end of the year.

Fear grips western Myanmar after five Muslims killed

Terrified women and children hid in forests and security forces patrolled tense villages in western Myanmar on Wednesday, residents said, after sectarian clashes which left five Muslims dead.

Buddhist mobs kill 1, torch 70 homes in Myanmar

President Thein Sein on Tuesday travelled to Myanmar`s conflict-torn west as a new spate of sectarian violence gripped the state of Rakhine, with police saying Buddhist rioters killed a 94-year-old Muslim woman and torched more than 70 homes.

Campaigners demand action, not words from Myanmar

Activists on Tuesday urged Myanmar President Thein Sein to "turn his words into action" after the former general promised to free all political prisoners by the end of the year.

Myanmar to free all political prisoners by year end: President

Myanmar President Thein Sein said that all political prisoners would be freed by the end of the year and that a ceasefire with ethnic groups was possible within weeks.

All Myanmar political prisoners will be released: President

Myanmar President Thein Sein during his first official visit to UK on Monday said that all political prisoners in the country will be released by the year end.

Myanmar monks urge peace after religious bloodshed

Senior monks in Myanmar on Friday appealed for peace following a surge in religious bloodshed in the former junta-ruled nation, in a joint statement that stopped short of condemning a wave of anti-Muslim attacks.

I want to be the President, says Myanmar`s Suu Kyi

Mynamar`s leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi declared her intention to run for President in 2015 and sought amendment to country`s Constitution under which she is not eligible to contest.

Obama praises Myanmar President, but concerned over communal violence

US President Barack Obama praised the leadership of his Myanmar counterpart Thein Sein for successfully leading his country towards democracy.

Myanmar leader making landmark White House visit

Former general Thein Sein becomes the first Myanmar President to be welcomed to the White House in almost 47 years.