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Dutchman held in Myanmar after `pulling plug` on Buddhist sermon

A Dutch tourist has been detained in Myanmar for insulting religion after being accused of pulling the plug on a speaker relaying a late-night Buddhist sermon in Mandalay.

Suu Kyi makes first UN speech as Myanmar leader

Suu Kyi makes first UN speech as Myanmar leader

Suu Kyi's appearance Monday at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations is the latest landmark in a personal and national transformation as the country also known as Burma emerges from five decades of military rule.

Ban Ki-moon makes no reference to Kashmir in final UNGA address

Ban touched upon a plethora of global issues including the crisis in Syria, the Palestinian issue, the situation in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, the refugee and migrant movements.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi calls for investment after Barack Obama pledges sanctions relief

Sanctions were imposed on Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, in 1997 after decades under a military dictatorship that stifled dissent and showed little regard for human rights.
 

Sanctions against Myanmar to be lifted soon: US President Barack Obama

Sanctions against Myanmar to be lifted soon: US President Barack Obama

The United States would "soon" lift its sanctions against Myanmar, the US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.

Barack Obama to consider easing Myanmar sanctions as Aung San Suu Kyi visits

Barack Obama to consider easing Myanmar sanctions as Aung San Suu Kyi visits

United States President Barack Obama will on Wednesday host Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in the Oval Office, where he is likely to ascertain whether the time is right to remove further economic sanction on Myanmar leaders to help boost economic development in the country.

PM Narendra Modi holds bilateral talks with Suu Kyi

PM Narendra Modi also held bilateral talks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Powerful militia storms out of Myanmar peace talks

Delegates from one of Myanmar`s most heavily armed ethnic groups stormed out of peace talks on Thursday in an early blow to a landmark gathering aimed at ushering in a new era of peace.

UN a steady partner in Myanmar's reform, reconciliation process: Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations has been a steady partner supporting the reform and reconciliation process in Myanmar, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the 21st Century Panglong Ethnic Conference here on Wednesday.

India, Myanmar agree to increase bilateral cooperation

Reaffirming their commitment to work closely together in all international multilateral organisations, India and Myanmar on Monday agreed that "greater bilateral cooperation" is required to promote inclusive growth and development and to contribute to peace, prosperity and stability in both countries and in the region as a whole. 

Myanmar holds unique position in India's neighbourhood, says PM Narendra Modi

Myanmar holds unique position in India's neighbourhood, says PM Narendra Modi

Myanmar, which has recently attained democracy, holds a unique position in India's neighbourhood, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.

Myanmar quake damages nearly 400 ancient temples

The number of ancient temples damaged in the archaeological complex of Bagan in Myanmar in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 397, according to authorities on Monday.

Sushma Swaraj calls on Myanmar President

Sushma Swaraj went to Myanmar`s administrative capital Nay Pyi Taw for a daylong visit on August 22 during which she invited President U Htin Kyaw to visit India.

Myanmar's armed groups to join Panglong conference

Non-signatory armed groups of the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA) in Myanmar on Thursday decided to attend the 21st Century Panglong Ethnic Conference here on August 31, authorities said.

Myanmar weighs damage after earthquake rattles Bagan pagodas

Myanmar took stock of toppled spires and crumbling temple walls in the ancient capital Bagan Thursday after a powerful earthquake hit the country, killing three and damaging the top tourist destination.

Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples; tremors felt in India

A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least one person and damaging around 60 pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said.

China hopes for early talks with Phillipines on South China Sea

China hopes for early talks with Phillipines on South China Sea

China is hoping for talks with the Philippines on the South China Sea issue at an early date, an official said on Wednesday.

Powerful 6.8 magnitude quake damages Myanmar`s famed Bagan temples: Police

Powerful 6.8 magnitude quake damages Myanmar`s famed Bagan temples: Police

The earthquake caused high-rise buildings in Myanmar`s largest city Yangon to sway, as well as those in Bangkok and Kolkata.

Earthquake: What happened when  tremors were felt in Patna - SEE PICS

Earthquake: What happened when tremors were felt in Patna - SEE PICS

Panic broke out on Wednesday in Patna as people started evacuating their houses after earthquake tremors were felt in the Bihar capital.

Earthquake in Delhi is trending – Here's why

Earthquake in Delhi is trending – Here's why

 Tremors were felt in Kolkata after an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale jolted Myanmar.