Discussions going on over Imphal-Mandalay bus service: Singh

India is in discussion with Myanmar to start bus service between Imphal and Mandalay and a joint technical survey was carried out in January to finalise the route alignment, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh informed Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

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 student protesters given hours to disperse

Student protesters calling for education reform said Tuesday that riot police have ordered them to disperse within hours after surrounding them near a monastery in central Myanmar.

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.

32 people injured in China quake

At least 32 people were injured, over 75,000 people displaced and nearly 16,000 houses damaged after a moderate earthquake of 5.5 magnitude struck a remote area in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

Myanmar journalist arrested for satirical post

Police in Myanmar have arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical message on Facebook that mocked a historic battle and the country's leader.

Myanmar military wins rare praise in war with ethnic Chinese rebels

Fighting between the Myanmar Army and ethnic Chinese rebels has handed the long-feared military a public relations coup, with an explosion of praise on social media and even former political prisoners expressing grudging support.

UN rights chief urges Myanmar to halt abuses, `get back on track'

 The United Nations human rights chief warned Wednesday that widespread abuses of minority rights in Myanmar threatened to undermine reforms in the country.

Dozens of female inmates injured as prison convoy attacked in Myanmar: Media

 Dozens of female prisoners were injured in a fierce firefight between rebels and soldiers in northeastern Myanmar following an attack on a government convoy, state media said Tuesday.

Myanmar says more than 130 dead in fighting near China border

Myanmar`s army Saturday said more than 130 people had died in a deepening battle with rebels in the northeast, declaring it would not rest until stability was restored to the border area which tens of thousands have fled.

Drug-resistant malaria parasite from Myanmar threatens India

India faces the imminent threat of malaria parasites that are resistant to the drug artemisinin, the frontline treatment against malaria, spreading from Myanmar into its territory, putting thousands of lives at risk, researchers have warned.

Myanmar Army deepens offensive on ethnic rebels near China border

 Myanmar`s Army has continued an offensive to flush out rebels from areas around a flashpoint town on the northeastern border with China, state media said Friday, in 11 days of fighting that have displaced tens of thousands of people.

Myanmar urges China prevent rebel attacks from across their border

 China should cooperate with Myanmar to prevent "terrorist attacks" being launched from Chinese territory, a Myanmar official said on Thursday after 10 days of fighting between the Myanmar military and insurgents.

Myanmar aid group asks ceasefire to evacuate trapped civilians

Aid workers called today for a ceasefire to allow the evacuation of people trapped around a town at the centre of fierce fighting between Myanmar's army and ethnic rebels, after the deaths of two more civilians in an area cloaked by a state of emergency.

Myanmar aid group urges ceasefire to evacuate trapped civilians

Aid workers called Thursday for a ceasefire to allow the evacuation of people trapped around a town at the centre of fierce fighting between Myanmar`s army and ethnic rebels, after the deaths of two more civilians in an area cloaked by a state of emergency.

Civilians recount `terrifying` attack on Myanmar aid convoy

Civilians fleeing bloody clashes between government troops and ethnic rebels in northeastern Myanmar on Wednesday described crouching in terror as a hail of bullets flew around them in an attack on a local aid convoy that wounded two people.

Myanmar declares state of emergency in Kokang region

The Myanmar government Tuesday declared a state of emergency and imposed martial law in the Kokang region of Shan state following week-long armed clashes between the government forces and the Kokang ethnic army.

Thousands shelter in monastery as Myanmar army battles rebels

MyanmarFugitives from the escalating violence gripping northern Myanmar on Tuesday described fleeing airstrikes and gun battles between the army and ethnic rebels, as the country`s president vowed "not to lose an inch" of territory. 

Myanmar leader vows not to `lose an inch` of land to rebels

Myanmar`s president has vowed "not to lose an inch" of territory in clashes with ethnic rebels in a region bordering China, state-backed media said Tuesday, after intense fighting sent tens of thousands fleeing across the frontier.

In Rohingya camp, tensions mount over Myanmar plan to revoke ID cards

Myanmar`s decision to revoke temporary identification cards for minorities is raising tensions among its 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims, who have effectively been disenfranchised just days after parliament approved a law affirming their right to vote in a referendum.