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.

Fire at Myanmar department store kills 7

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.

Japan helps Myanmar maintain railroads

Japan has provided modern railway equipment to Myanmar to help the country maintain its railroads, media reported Thursday.

Myanmar pardons 69 political prisoners

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.

Buddhists in Myanmar protest OIC`s upcoming visit

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.

Myanmar Defence Chief stresses border security with India

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.

Bombs trigger Myanmar travel warnings

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.

Yangon hotel blast: Myanmar Police detain one suspect

The Myanmar police have detained one suspect in connection with a blast at a luxury Yangon hotel that wounded an American woman.

Myanmar ups security alert against bomb attacks

The Myanmar government Tuesday raised nationwide security alert against terrorist attacks in the wake of a series of bomb attacks in Phyu, Toungoo, Yangon, Mandalay and Sagaing towns in the past several days.

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.

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar

An earthquakes measuring 5. 0 on the Richter scale jolted northern Myanmar`s Mandalay region with two aftershocks of magnitude-4.0 and 5.4 Friday evening, according to State Hydrology and Meteorology Department.

Flooding leaves 3 dead in southeastern Myanmar

Flooding is common during Myanmar`s monsoon season, which typically starts in late May and ends in mid-October.