Myanmar peace talks to resume

 Peace talks between the Myanmar government and ethnic leaders will resume this week despite escalating clashes in the country`s Shan state, officials said Friday.

New Zealander faces Myanmar court over Buddha booze insult

 A bar manager from New Zealand appeared before a Myanmar court Thursday accused of insulting religion by using an image of the Buddha to trail a cheap drinks night.

Myanmar unveils plans to overhaul creaking court system

Myanmar on Wednesday announced plans to reform its graft-plagued judicial system, a move met with scepticism by lawyers and activists long used to red tape and poor access to justice during the junta era. 

UN says aid to parts of Myanmar`s rebel-held north `stalled

The United Nations on Tuesday said it had been unable to reach thousands of displaced people in rebel-held areas of Myanmar`s war-torn northern Kachin state for two months as soaring tensions after recent clashes raise international alarm.

Myanmar president to attend Bangkok summit

 Myanmar President U Thein Sein will attend the 5th Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit in the Thai capital of Bangkok, it was announced Tuesday.

Guerrillas killed 7 soldiers in ambush last week: Myanmar military

Seven Myanmar soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in an attack by rebels in the northeastern frontier with China five days ago, state media said Monday.

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.

New Zealand bar manager held in Myanmar over 'Buddha' promo

A New Zealand bar manager is due to appear in a Myanmar court today after he was arrested for allegedly insulting religion by using an image of the Buddha wearing headphones in a promotion, police said.

Malaysia arrests 20 as probe widens into murders of Myanmar nationals

Police in Malaysia have arrested 20 people in a widening investigation into the murder of at least 18 Myanmar nationals in the northern state of Penang since January.

Myanmar officer jailed for backing smaller army role in politics

Myanmar’s military has jailed an officer for two years for signing a petition supporting a constitutional amendment to reduce the army’s role in politics, the officer’s wife said Monday.

Myanmar ordered to play next match without fans
Myanmar ordered to play next match without fans

Myanmar will have to play its next match behind closed doors as punishment for a pitch invasion during an October game, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Saturday.

Myanmar should investigate girl's killing, say rights groups

Myanmar`s government should investigate the military`s alleged killing of a 14-year-old girl whose father is being prosecuted for making "false charges" after filing a complaint about the attack, rights groups said Saturday.

Malaysia says 18 deaths could be linked to Myanmar unrest

Police have detained 15 people from Myanmar over a string of gruesome murders in a popular Malaysian tourist destination, and believe the killings are linked to ethnic unrest in their native country, reports said on Friday.

Barack Obama praises PM Modi for shaking India's 'bureaucratic inertia'
Barack Obama praises PM Modi for shaking India's 'bureaucratic inertia'

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to shake up the "bureaucratic inertia" in India, less than a month after he described the Indian leader as a "man of action".

Migrants to stand trial for British tourist murders in Thai

Thai prosecutors today said two Myanmar men will stand trial for the brutal killing of a pair of British holidaymakers on a tourist resort after finally accepting murder charges against them.

Wife of slain Myanmar reporter slams inquiry into death

The wife of a reporter shot dead by Myanmar`s military criticised on Wednesday an official inquiry into his death, adding her voice to calls for an independent probe into the killing.

Myanmar 'under military control' says US Admiral

The nominee to become the next commander of US forces in the Pacific says the time isn't right to expand nascent military ties with Myanmar as the Southeast Asian nation remains "firmly under military control."

Anti-HIV drugs supply to increase in Myanmar

Myanmar's health ministry plans to increase the supply of anti-HIV drugs from 60 percent to 95 percent for people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus by 2015, officials said Tuesday.

Burdwan blast: Bangladesh arrests 3 Myanmar nationals; 500 kg explosives seized
Burdwan blast: Bangladesh arrests 3 Myanmar nationals; 500 kg explosives seized

Three Myanmar nationals have been arrested here in connection with the Burdwan blast, as India and Bangladesh stepped up the hunt for the conspirators along their borders to nab over 100 militants of the outlawed JMB.