US to continue sanctions on some of Myanmar's sectors: John Kerry

US to continue sanctions on some of Myanmar's sectors: John Kerry

Kerry said the US has eased some sanctions on Myanmar recently to mark its support for the new government.

Myanmar police charge dozens of labour activists over rally

Some 50 Myanmar factory workers and activists involved in a protest march that ended in scuffles with security forces this week have been charged with rioting, police said Friday.

New Myanmar govt proposes keeping some junta curbs on protests

Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi is facing criticism from rights groups and student activists who say her ruling party is planning to retain restrictions on free speech once wielded against it by the country`s former junta.

US mulls Myanmar sanctions rethink under Suu Kyi administration

US mulls Myanmar sanctions rethink under Suu Kyi administration

In December the US temporarily eased restrictions on Myanmar`s ports to unclog trade into the fast-developing country.

Protests build in Myanmar over flashpoint Chinese-backed mine

Protests build in Myanmar over flashpoint Chinese-backed mine

The Letpadaung mine in the central town of Monywa has for years been dogged by complaints of land-grabbing, environmental damage and brutal police crackdowns on protesters.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi reaches out to rebels with federalism vow

Myanmar's Suu Kyi reaches out to rebels with federalism vow

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Monday vowed to press for greater autonomy for the nation's ethnic minorities, in an early move to soothe the rebellions roiling the country after her party's ascent to power.

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi reaches out to rebels with federalism vow

Myanmar`s Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday vowed to press for greater autonomy for the nation`s ethnic minorities, in an early move to soothe the rebellions roiling the country after her party`s ascent to power.

Myanmar president pardons 63 political prisoners: Watchdog

Myanmar president pardons 63 political prisoners: Watchdog

A presidential pardon published this morning said 83 people would be freed, but it did not specify how many were political prisoners.

Myanmar's new de facto leader Suu Kyi has cataract surgery

 Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's new de facto leader, has undergone an eye operation for cataracts, state media said today.

Myanmar drops charges against nearly 200 political activists: Police

The cases were dismissed on Friday following Suu Kyi's announcement that she was working with the administration to secure the release of political prisoners.

New Myanmar government frees scores of jailed activists

Myanmar`s new government released scores of jailed activists on Friday, just over a week after assuming power, and said it was preparing to pardon 100 more people serving sentences for political offences.

Myanmar court frees student activists after Suu Kyi pledge

A Myanmar court on Friday freed dozens of jailed students, in the first wave of detainee releases after Aung San Suu Kyi pledged that freeing activists and political prisoners would be the first priority of her new government.

Obama calls Myanmarese Prez, Suu Kyi; assures US support

US President Barack Obama has congratulated his Myanmarese counterpart Htin Kyaw and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi while assuring America's support to the new civilian government whose formation he termed as a "historic step forward".

Myanmar's Suu Kyi gets new role as special adviser

Myanmar's Suu Kyi gets new role as special adviser

Myanmar's president today signed a bill giving Aung San Suu Kyi a new role of state adviser, shoring up her influence across all branches of government despite vehement opposition from the still-powerful military.

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi to meet China counterpart in FM debut

Myanmar`s new foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi will meet her Chinese counterpart in Naypyidaw Tuesday, an official said, in her first act of international diplomacy since her pro-democracy party took power.

Myanmar's ruling party, military clash over Aung San Suu Kyi role

Myanmar`s upper house of parliament approved a bill on Friday that gives Aung San Suu Kyi a powerful government role, despite opposition from the military on the second day of her party`s new administration.

Myanmar army MPs oppose bill to bolster Suu Kyi's power with special advisory role

Myanmar army MPs oppose bill to bolster Suu Kyi's power with special advisory role

Myanmar military MPs on Friday said a plan to bolster Aung San Suu Kyi`s power with a special advisory role was unconstitutional, as the new civilian government tussled with the army just days after taking office.

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi to cement power with special `advisor` role

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi to cement power with special `advisor` role

Aung San Suu Kyi`s party moved Thursday to make her a special state adviser, as she cements control over Myanmar`s first civilian government in decades from a position that could be akin to a prime minister.

Suu Kyi`s party to propose giving her special `advisor` role

Last November`s polls, the freest in decades, saw her party rake in 80 percent of available parliament seats, giving them a massive public mandate.

Suu Kyi aide sworn in as Myanmar President in historic power shift

Suu Kyi aide sworn in as Myanmar President in historic power shift

Htin Kyaw, the man chosen by Aung San Suu Kyi to serve as her proxy, was sworn in as Myanmar`s President on Wednesday.