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Myanmar nationalists threaten protests over Rohingya vote change

Nationalist monks and some political leaders in Myanmar have threatened to hold mass rallies to protest a parliamentary decision giving the Rohingya ethnic minority voting rights in a referendum to amend the constitution.

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.

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.

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.

Yangon votes for first time in 60 years

Residents of Myanmar`s commercial hub Yangon went to the polls on Saturday for the first municipal elections in six decades, with voters hoping for change as the city booms, despite knowing little about the candidates or their policies.

Woman killed, 20 injured in Myanmar clashes

A woman villager was killed and 20 others, including 11 police personnel and nine villagers, were injured in clashes when the Myanmar Wanbao mining company commenced extending its working area in Monywa, Sagaing region, official sources confirmed Tuesday.

Fatal shooting reported at Myanmar mine protest

A woman was fatally shot on Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said.

Myanmar Catholics celebrate 500 years in the country

Thousands of Myanmar Catholics marked 500 years of the Church`s presence inside the country in a lively celebration at a Yangon cathedral held four years late because of religious restrictions under the former junta. 

Myanmar students stage illegal protest in Yangon

Scores of Myanmar students rallied illegally in Yangon on Monday against a new education bill they describe as undemocratic, the latest in a series of protests that began during a visit by US President Barack Obama.

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.

Myanmar government, rebels resume ceasefire talks

 The Myanmar government and ethnic rebels Monday resumed the sixth round of ceasefire talks in Yangon.

Myanmar launches early childhood care, development policy

Myanmar has launched its first multi-sectoral policy on early childhood care and development(ECCD) to enable children get a better start in life and for the better future of the country.

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.

Thein Sein, whose administration has been accused of failing to stem two years of sporadic anti-Muslim violence, vowed "zero tolerance" against the perpetrators of fighting in the second largest city Mandalay that left two dead last week.

Riot-hit Myanmar city calm now

Communal riots-hit Mandalay, Myanmar`s second largest city, remained calm Saturday following imposition of curfew in one more area since Friday night, the local police said.

Activists join Suu Kyi for Myanmar charter change

Democracy activists in Myanmar joined opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday in calling for constitutional amendments ahead of next year`s general elections.

12 killed in Myanmar road accident

Twelve people were killed and four others injured Saturday when a passenger bus collided with a car on Yangon-Mandalay expressway in Myanmar`s Bago region, police said.

UN human rights envoy visits Myanmar

UN human rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana arrived in Yangon Thursday on an eight-day visit to Myanmar to assess the current situation in the country, official sources said.

Suu Kyi urges Myanmar army to back charter reform

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday called on the powerful military to get involved in reforming the country`s junta-era constitution, which currently bars her from becoming president.

Over 1,600 prisoners released in Myanmar

Over 1,600 prisoners were released across the country Friday under an amnesty order of President U Thein Sein, local media reported.

Myanmar protest seeks constitutional change

Activists have rallied peacefully in Myanmar`s biggest city to call for changing the constitution to allow pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to serve as president.