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Japan`s ANA drops plan to buy stake in Myanmar airline

Japan`s ANA drops plan to buy stake in Myanmar airline

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 14:51

ANA Holdings -- the airline`s parent company -- said last year that it planned to invest about $25 million in Asian Wings Airways (AWA).

Myanmar makes $2.3mn heroin bust in `Golden Triangle`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 13:47

Myanmar authorities have seized 140 kilograms (310 lbs) of heroin packed into blocks and hidden in a car in the notorious "Golden Triangle" area near the Thai border, police said Thursday.

Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 03:30

Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned on Wednesday.

False rape claim behind latest religious clashes: Myanmar media

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 15:52

Myanmar`s latest religious clashes began after a Buddhist woman was paid to make false rape claims against two Muslim brothers, state media reported Sunday.

Myanmar jailing of reporters sends `wrong message`: US

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 05:18

The United States has condemned tough jail terms handed down on five Myanmar journalists for publishing a story about an alleged chemical weapons factory.

Seven killed in wall collapse in Myanmar

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 12:00

At least seven people were killed when a wall collapsed in northeastern Myanmar, officials said Monday.

Bangladesh prohibits marriage with Myanmar`s Muslim Rohingyas

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 18:53

Bangladesh has banned official marriages between its nationals and Myanmar`s Muslim Rohingya refugees as they wed and use the marriage certificate for getting citizenship and Bangladeshi passports.

Five Myanmar journalists jailed 10 years

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:00

Four reporters and the chief executive officer of a magazine in Myanmar have been sentenced to 10 years at hard labor in prison on a national security charge for investigative stories about a weapons factory.

Two injured in three bomb explosions near Indo-Myanmar border

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 12:48

Two persons were injured when three powerful bombs exploded in Kasom Khullen area near the Indo-Myanmar border in Ukhrul district of Manipur, officials said Wednesday.

Myanmar launches early childhood care, development policy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:15

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.

Two injured in three bomb explosions near Indo-Myanmar border

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 09:51

Two persons were injured when three powerful bombs exploded in Kasom Khullen area near the Indo-Myanmar border in Ukhrul district of Manipur, officials said on Wednesday.

Myanmar leader warns media over religious violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 17:15

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.