Myanmar election talks close without resolution

A second round of talks between the key players in Myanmar`s looming election, including Aung San Suu Kyi, finished without resolution, a minister said Friday, though he described the discussion as "successful."

Myanmar's Suu Kyi refuses to rule out election boycott

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday refused to rule out a boycott of looming elections as she cast doubt over the likelihood of key changes to a charter that bans her from running for president.

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi refuses to rule out election boycott

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday refused to rule out a boycott of looming elections as she cast doubt over the likelihood of key changes to a charter that bans her from running for president.

Myanmar to hold rare talks as Suu Kyi pushes for charter change

 Myanmar`s president will host rare talks with influential allies and rivals including Aung San Suu Kyi Wednesday as the opposition leader intensifies efforts to lift a constitutional bar against her running for the presidency.

Suu Kyi says boycott of Myanmar election an option

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an "option" if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged.

Suu Kyi ducks Myanmar army parade on health grounds

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Friday snubbed a grand annual parade showcasing military strength for the first time in three years, as the country`s army chief warned against "any disturbances to stability" in upcoming elections.

Myanmar jails two journalists for defamation

A Myanmar court has jailed two reporters for two months for defamation, a newspaper editor said on Thursday, in a case likely to raise concern about a reform programme after half a century of strict military rule.

Concerns for detained after Myanmar student rally crackdown

Families of scores of arrested Myanmar activists on Wednesday sought news of their loved ones who were detained by police in a violent student protest crackdown, as fears grow of a return to junta-era repression.

Tense deadlock as Myanmar student protest enters third day

Myanmar riot police on Wednesday corralled dozens of student protesters calling for education reform after activists defied official orders to disband and the tense deadlock entered a third day.

Myanmar president meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar President U Thein Sein had a special meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday, a media report said.

Myanmar president meets political parties for peace, development

 Myanmar President U Thein Sein here Monday met some leaders of the country`s political parties for discussions on major domestic issues concerning peace and development.

Myanmar police charge China mine protesters over demo

Several protesters against a Chinese-backed mine in central Myanmar have been charged with holding an illegal demonstration, police said Wednesday.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says wants West to spur reform not reimpose sanctions

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday called on the West to encourage her country`s government to enter meaningful reform talks but told it not to reintroduce punitive sanctions even though democratic reforms were foundering.

Myanmar opposition party meets for election programmes

Myanmarese opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) that is led Aung San Suu Kyi by Saturday met for the fourth time to map out action programmes for next year`s general elections.

Myanmar national carrier in name change rebrand

Myanmar`s state-owned national carrier has changed its name in a rebranding exercise, the company president said on Friday, as the airline tries to attract foreign investment in the face of stiff competition from private rivals.

Myanmar political leaders to hold talks on amending constitution

Myanmar`s parliament has unanimously endorsed talks between the country’s top political leaders on amending a military-drafted constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from being president, a parliamentarian from her party said.

Myanmar: Suu Kyi party admits `cannot win` fight to change Constitution

Aung San Suu Kyi`s opposition party on Wednesday admitted it "cannot win" its battle to scrap parts of a junta-era Constitution that bars her from Myanmar`s presidency, decrying a parliamentary decision to postpone amendments until after 2015 elections.

Myanmar won't amend constitution until after 2015 election: Parliament speaker

Myanmar will not change its constitution until after a general election late next year, the parliament speaker said, complicating efforts by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to reduce the military`s political power, or run for president.

Myanmar parliament head rules out charter change

The influential speaker of Myanmar's parliament said on Tuesday the military-drafted constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president will not be changed before next year's general election.

Obama, Suu Kyi demand reforms in Myanmar constitution

 US President Barack Obama and Myanmarese opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Friday demanded reforms in the Myanmar constitution to allow "free and transparent" elections for a fully representative democracy.