Thai forensics exhume three skeletons from migrant mass grave

 The badly decayed remains of at least three more migrants thought to be from Myanmar or Bangladesh were exhumed Saturday from a mass grave in southern Thailand, as details emerged of the maltreatment endured at the remote people smugglers` camp. 

Thai authorities resume dig at migrant mass grave site

Thai authorities on Saturday resumed the excavation of a mass grave site in a remote patch of jungle where migrants believed to be from Myanmar and Bangladesh were held for months by people smugglers in appalling conditions.

Myanmar speaker says he'll run for presidency if nominated

Myanmar parliament speaker Shwe Mann says he will run for the nation's presidency if nominated by the ruling party.

Myanmar rebels convene in remote Wa region

A host of Myanmar ethnic rebels began talks in the isolated Wa region bordering China Friday as they mull whether to agree a full ceasefire with the government, an armed group official said.

Mass grave of `boat people` found in south Thailand: Rescue worker

Around 30 graves believed to belong to migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh were discovered Friday in southern Thailand, a rescue worker said, in an area criss-crossed with trafficking routes.

Mass grave of `boatpeople` found in southern Thailand

Around 30 graves believed to belong to migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh were discovered on Friday in southern Thailand, officials said, in an area criss-crossed with trafficking routes.

From barracks to ballot box, Myanmar`s military holds key to power

 The Myanmar soldier, wearing his crisp green uniform, rifles through a box of T-shirts for a souvenir of his time in the country`s fledgling legislature -- a deeply controversial position in the former junta-run nation on the cusp of key elections.

Worker crushed in Thai pet food factory meat grinder

A migrant worker from Myanmar was killed after he slipped into a meat grinder at a pet food factory in Thailand, police said Wednesday.

UN chief urges Myanmar to address Muslims' status ahead of vote

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Myanmar to address the citizenship status of Rohingya Muslims in the country`s western Rakhine state ahead of a general election scheduled to be held later this year.

US removes prominent Myanmar businessman from sanctions list

 The United States removed a prominent businessman from its Myanmar sanctions list on Thursday, in spite of doubts about reforms in the Southeast Asian country.

Military in rare clash with insurgents in west Myanmar

Myanmar's military has arrested five people after a rare clash with insurgents in Rakhine state, state media said today, potentially complicating efforts to reach a nationwide ceasefire with numerous rebel groups.

First foreign bank in decades opens in Myanmar

The first foreign bank to operate in Myanmar for decades officially opened the doors of its Yangon branch Wednesday, the latest government bid to attract foreign investment in the emergent nation.

'126 soldiers killed in clashes with Kokang Army'

The Myanmar government on Sunday said 126 soldiers have been killed and 359 injured so far since the clashes with the Kokang ethnic army erupted on February 9, media reported.

16 Myanmar soldiers die in offensive near China border: Report

Sixteen Myanmar soldiers died in a major offensive to flush rebels from a strategic hill-top in the northeastern region bordering China, state media said Thursday, as fighting with ethnic insurgents nears its tenth week. 

10 dead, two hurt in Myanmar truck plunge: State media

Ten farm workers were killed and two injured after a truck plummeted off a hillside in southern Myanmar, state media said today, as road accidents surge during the Buddhist New Year holidays.

Bomb kills two police in northeast Myanmar near China border

 Two police officers from an anti-narcotics task force were killed and three wounded when a bomb exploded in a volatile area of northeastern Myanmar near the border with China, a police official said on Monday.

Myanmar election talks close without resolution

A second round of talks between the key players in Myanmar`s looming election, including Aung San Suu Kyi, finished without resolution, a minister said Friday, though he described the discussion as "successful."

Suu Kyi's political skills tested in pre-election showdown

With an historic general election just seven months away, Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is locked in a high-stakes showdown with a military-backed government she says isn`t interested in reform.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi refuses to rule out election boycott

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday refused to rule out a boycott of looming elections as she cast doubt over the likelihood of key changes to a charter that bans her from running for president.

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi refuses to rule out election boycott

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday refused to rule out a boycott of looming elections as she cast doubt over the likelihood of key changes to a charter that bans her from running for president.