Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 18:07
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.
Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 15:14
Several thousand people joined a rally in Myanmar`s main city on Sunday to call for the abolition of repressive laws and an end to politically related arrests.
Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 18:10
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.
Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 19:33
Over 1,600 prisoners were released across the country Friday under an amnesty order of President U Thein Sein, local media reported.
Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 18:23
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.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 14:11
Seven people were killed after a fire broke out at a department store on the outskirts of Yangon due to a suspected electrical fault, a fire department official said today.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 12:49
Japan has provided modern railway equipment to Myanmar to help the country maintain its railroads, media reported Thursday.
Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 14:00
Myanmar`s President pardoned 69 more political prisoners, part of a promise to free all who remain behind bars by the end of the year.
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 17:19
Hundreds of Buddhists marched through the streets of Myanmar`s biggest city to protest an upcoming visit by a high-level delegation from the world`s biggest Islamic political bloc.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 12:18
Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar`s Defence Services Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing stressed the need for stability and security on the border with India, media said on Thursday.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 14:33
Western governments have warned travellers to exercise extreme caution in Myanmar after a series of minor bomb blasts, including one at an upmarket hotel that injured an American woman.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 09:27
The Myanmar police have detained one suspect in connection with a blast at a luxury Yangon hotel that wounded an American woman.
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