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.

Myanmar says plight of Rohingya minority a media fabrication

Myanmar President Thein Sein has denied that minority Muslim Rohingya are fleeing "torture" in western Rakhine state, telling the Voice of America Burmese Service such media reports were fabrication.

China resets ties with Myanmar with USD eight billion deals

Seeking to reset ties with Myanmar, China on Saturday signed USD eight billion trade deals with its southern neighbour after relations went through a turbulent period following the country's gradual transition to democracy from years of Beijing-backed military rule.

Barack Obama voices alarm over Myanmar reforms, meets democracy icon

US President Barack Obama told Myanmar`s rulers its celebrated democratic reforms are backsliding, ahead of a regional summit Thursday designed to showcase the country`s transition from army-led isolation.

Modi speech at ASEAN-India Summit interrupted

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s speech at the ASEAN-India Summit here Wednesday was interrupted within a few minutes apparently because the media continued to remain in the room to cover what was a closed event.

PM Narendra Modi at ASEAN summit: As it happened
PM Narendra Modi at ASEAN summit: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attended the 12th ASEAN-India Summit here. He is also meeting several heads of state and government on the sidelines of the multilateral event.

PM Narendra Modi invites thoughts, ideas for his visit to Australia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Tuesday to invite thoughts and ideas for his visit to Australia. He also shared a webpage for citizens to stay updated on his visit to Australia.

Myanmar - India's bridge to Southeast Asia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is travelling to Myanmar today (Tuesday). Being a neighbouring country, Myanmar holds a special yet unique place in India's foreign policy.

PM Modi holds talks with Myanmar Prez, stresses on cultural, commercial ties
PM Modi holds talks with Myanmar Prez, stresses on cultural, commercial ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday, held talks with Myanmarese President Thein Sein.  

Slain Myanmar reporter`s body exhumed: Witness

The body of a journalist shot dead while in the Myanmar army`s custody has been exhumed and sent for an autopsy, a witness said Wednesday, after his death sparked international concern.

Myanmar govt to sue newspaper over `insane` president slur

Myanmar authorities on Tuesday said they will take legal action against a newspaper for an interview describing the words of the president as "absurd and insane", amid mounting international concern over backtracking on press freedoms.

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.

Thai PM to visit Myanmar in first overseas foray

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha will arrive in Myanmar Thursday, a government spokesman said, 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.

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 leader warns media over religious violence

Myanmar`s reformist president has warned that newly-won media freedoms could be curtailed if stability is threatened by religious bloodshed shaking the former military-ruled country.

China`s Xi holds talks with Myanmar president

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar`s leader Thein Sein held talks Friday as the relationship between the Asian giant and the longtime international pariah adapts to dramatic political changes.

Myanmar Army role to be `gradually` decreased: President

Myanmar`s leader Wednesday said the role of the powerful military should be reduced slowly in the transition to democracy amid opposition campaigns to ease the army`s grip on political power.

Myanmar announces broad prisoner pardon

Myanmar Monday announced a sweeping amnesty for prisoners who were charged under draconian laws used to imprison activists.