US blacklists Myanmar official ahead of Obama visit

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a prominent lawmaker and businessman in Myanmar for undermining economic and political reforms in the country, ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama`s planned visit next month.

Obama urges progress in Myanmar ahead of rare roundtable

US President Barack Obama urged Myanmar`s government to make every effort to conclude a national ceasefire and protect the rights of minorities, just hours before the country`s president and the military chief met opposition political parties and ethnic minority groups.

Myanmar President opens unprecedented talks with Suu Kyi, Army
Myanmar President opens unprecedented talks with Suu Kyi, Army

Myanmar`s first multilateral roundtable summit talks on domestic political affairs started Friday at the Presidential Palace here.

Barack Obama calls for 'inclusive' vote process in Myanmar

US President Barack Obama has called for an "inclusive and credible" elections process next year in Myanmar, where President Thein Sein was set to hold an unprecedented political summit today with his rivals.

Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said on Saturday.

Myanmar Army kills 'reporter' in custody: Press body

Myanmar's press council Saturday said the army had admitted to shooting dead a man in its custody who activists claim was a reporter detained after covering clashes near the conflict-hit eastern border.

Myanmar migrants retract British tourist murders confession

Two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering a pair of British tourists on a Thai island have retracted their confessions and alleged they were tortured, lawyers said on Wednesday.

Myanmar sets provisional date for key 2015 polls

Landmark elections in Myanmar that could propel opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi`s party into office have been provisionally scheduled for late next year, electoral officials said Tuesday.

Goal celebration costs India hopeful his life
Goal celebration costs India hopeful his life

A young footballer lost his life in India`s north-east over the weekend after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating a goal he had scored, newspapers reported on Monday.

Northeast India turns to Myanmar, Bangladesh for rice

 Transport bottlenecks have forced India`s northeastern states to procure much needed rice from neighbouring Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Myanmar jails 3 journalists for leadership report

A Myanmar court has sentenced a media owner, publisher and three journalists to two years in prison in the latest ruling to raise concerns about press freedoms in the country emerging from military rule.

Two Thais arrested for trafficking of Bangladeshis, Rohingya

 Thai authorities have arrested two men with human trafficking, police said on Tuesday, following the discovery of 134 suspected victims in southern Thailand at a time when the military government is under international pressure to tackle the crime.

British envoy meets Thai, Myanmar officials on murder probe

Britain's top envoy in Thailand met Thai and Myanmar officials in Bangkok today to discuss the investigation into the murder of two British tourists, as concerns mount over the handling of the probe.

Thai PM departs for Myanmar in first overseas foray

 Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha departed for Myanmar Thursday in his first overseas foray since grabbing power in a coup, as he seeks to redouble economic ties with the kingdom`s emerging neighbour.

Myanmar blockades Rohingya, tries to erase name

Authorities sealed off villages for months in Myanmar's only Muslim-majority region and in some cases beat and arrested people who refused to register with immigration officials, residents and activists say, in what may be the most aggressive effort yet to compel Rohingya to identify themselves as migrants from neighboring Bangladesh.

Only three political prisoners among thousands released in Myanmar

 Only three political prisoners were among thousands of people granted amnesty by the Myanmar government this week and rights group said the release was apparently aimed at improving the country`s image before a visit by the US president.

Ensure foreigners not included in voter list: Mizoram CEO

Mizoram's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has requested political parties to ensure that no foreigners' names are included in the upcoming special summary revision of photo electoral rolls, an official said here on Wednesday.

Old soldiers to meet as Thai PM makes Myanmar his first foreign visit

When retired general Prayuth Chan-ocha lands in Myanmar on Thursday, his first overseas trip as Thailand`s new prime minister, he can expect a little love and a lot of understanding.

Old soldiers to meet as Thai PM makes Myanmar his first foreign visit

When retired general Prayuth Chan-ocha lands in Myanmar on Thursday, his first overseas trip as Thailand`s new prime minister, he can expect a little love and a lot of understanding.

Myanmar says it will release more than 3,000 prisoners

Myanmar pledged on Tuesday to release thousands of prisoners, a move announced just over a month before it hosts an East Asia summit that U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders are expected to attend.