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Two killed in Mizoram landslide

 A woman and her three-year-old daughter were killed and six others injured when a house was hit by a massive landslide at Ngur village at Mizoram-Myanmar border, police said on Friday.

Aung San Suu Kyi keen to visit India

Suu Kyi led the National League for Democracy to a majority victory in the first openly contested elections in 25 years in November last year.

Myanmar rebels hold rare meet as Suu Kyi yearns for peace

Leaders of Myanmar rebel armies held talks in a war-hit border town on Wednesday, state media reported, as they prepare for a major peace conference with a government desperate to end insurgencies that have plagued the country.

Myanmar's military investigates a 'war crime' in an era of reform

Andrew RC Marshall and Wa Lone/Reuters

Mong Yaw: The first and second bodies pulled from the shallow grave in northern Myanmar didn`t belong to Aik Chin`s missing son. Nor, he prayed, did the third, whose face was unrecognisable from a severe beating.

Myanmar census data undercuts Buddhist hardliner claims

Muslims make up just over two percent of Myanmar`s population, government census figures showed on Thursday, undercutting claims by Buddhist hardliners that Islam poses a threat to the dominance of their faith.

Myanmar`s top monks parry claims of Buddhist hardliners

The body representing Myanmar`s top monks has distanced itself from Buddhist hardliners.

Myanmar to deport Spanish tourist for Buddha tattoo: Police

A Spanish tourist faces deportation from Myanmar over a Buddha leg tattoo that offended monks, police said Monday, in a country where the influence of religious hardliners is growing.

Severe flooding hits Myanmar, over 6,000 affected

Severe flooding has hit Myanmar`s Rakhine state, affecting over 6,000 people since Tuesday, officials said on Friday.

Myanmarese woman held with 84 gm of heroin worth Rs 8 lakh in Aizawl

Myanmarese woman held with 84 gm of heroin worth Rs 8 lakh in Aizawl

A Myanmarese woman was arrested for allegedly carrying 84 grams of heroin in Zemabawk area, near here, police said on Tuesday.

Myanmar mob torches mosque as religious tensions spike

A mob wielding weapons razed a mosque in northern Myanmar, state media reported Saturday, the second attack of its kind in just over a week as anti-Muslim sentiment swells in the Buddhist majority nation.

Myanmar mob torches mosque as religious tensions spike: Report

Myanmar has struggled to contain bouts of deadly religious bloodshed in recent years, with rising Buddhist nationalism posing a steep challenge to the new government.
 

US downgrades Myanmar, raises Thailand in human trafficking report

The United States placed Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Sudan and Haiti on its list of worst human trafficking offenders on Thursday, drawing guarded praise from some human rights groups following criticism that last year’s State Department report was politicized.

Myanmar national held for smuggling heroin

Myanmar national held for smuggling heroin

A 27-year-old Mayanmar national was arrested in connection with the seizure of 420 gms of heroin here, police said today.

Religious tensions bristle in Myanmar village after mosque destroyed

Scores of police have been deployed to guard a village in central Myanmar where religious tensions are running high after a Buddhist mob destroyed a mosque, authorities said on Saturday.

Mob destroys mosque as religious, ethnic tension rises in Myanmar

Mob destroys mosque as religious, ethnic tension rises in Myanmar

Villagers from Thayethamin, a remote settlement a two-hours` drive northeast of Myanmar`s largest city, Yangon, destroyed the mosque on Thursday. 

Suu Kyi urged to recognise Rohingyas as Myanmarese

Suu Kyi arrived in Thailand on Thursday on a three-day visit, during which she will address the issue of immigrants and refugees from her country.

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi visits troubled diaspora in Thailand

Seeking to escape poverty at home, some one million registered Myanmar migrant workers form the backbone of Thailand`s manual workforce.

Myanmar requests International Labour Organisation to open country office

Myanmar requests International Labour Organisation to open country office

 Myanmar has requested the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to open a country office in the Southeast Asian country, the Confederation of the Trade Union of Myanmar (CTUM) said on Sunday.

Protest outside Manipur Bhavan in New Delhi, 25 injured

At least 25 persons, including police officials, sustained injuries on Tuesday in a clash between the police and a group of protesters who held a demonstration outside Manipur Bhawan here against the three controversial bills passed by the north-east state Assembly.

India, Thailand, Myanmar to be connected with a 1400-km road

India, Thailand, Myanmar to be connected with a 1400-km road

India, Thailand and Myanmar are working on a 1,400-kilometre long highway that will link India with Southeast Asia by land for the first time in decades, giving a boost to trade and cultural exchanges between the three countries.