Death toll of ferry accident in Myanmar rises to 45, 80 still missing

The number of dead after a weekend ferry accident in north-western Myanmar has risen to 45, according to officials on Wednesday. 

Search still on for survivors; 25 dead in Myanmar ferry accident

Rescue efforts are under way in north-western Myanmar Monday after a weekend ferry accident that claimed at least 25 lives, according to officials.

Civilians evacuated from crisis zone in Western Myanmar

Unrest in Myanmar's western Rakhine State is forcing hundreds to flee the crisis zone, with state media reporting on Friday that the army evacuated almost 200 civilians from the area in...

Myanmar sentences Dutchman to prison for religious insult

A Dutch tourist who was detained by police in Myanmar after he shut down a broadcast of a Buddhist sermon was sentenced to three months in prison on Wednesday.

US to lift sanctions on Myanmar's new democratic government

The United States will lift sanctions in the wake of Myanmar's return to democracy, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday after a White House meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the...

Japan to provide 100 billion yen in loans for Myanmar

Japan plans to offer Myanmar 100 billion yen (995 million dollars) in loans for infrastructure projects in an effort to counter China's influence in the South-East Asian country, Japanese media...

Myanmar earthquake kills four, damages famous temples

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 rocked central Myanmar Wednesday, killing at least four people and damaging parts of a famed ancient city, the government said.

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in China for critical talks

Foreign minister and de facto Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Thursday, the first of a four-day visit that comes at a critical juncture in...

Deadly flooding in Myanmar displaces 430,000 people

At least eight people have died and more than 430,000 have been relocated due to the flooding across nine regions in northern and central Myanmar, the Ministry of Information said Saturday.

Myanmar flooding kills 6, displaces half million

Six people have died and more than 420,000 have been displaced in widespread flooding in Myanmar over the past six weeks, the government said Friday.

Blast at US embassy in Yangon linked to safety drill

A small explosion at the US embassy in Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon on Sunday was linked to a safety drill, police said, adding that there were no injuries.

Myanmar faces entrenched drug problem

Myanmar's narcotic trade is blighting the country's development, in particular due to longstanding links between opium production and the armed forces of both rebel militias and the government....

Aung San Suu Kyi diaspora visit tightly controlled by Thai junta

The visit to Thailand by Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was held under tight control by Bangkok's military government on Thursday.

Myanmar landslide kills 13, leaves dozens missing

At least 13 people were killed by a landslide in Myanmar's northern jade-mining region that left dozens missing, an official said Tuesday.

Myanmar still needs US sanctions, says John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that Washington's decision to maintain sanctions on Myanmar will help strengthen reforms in the south-east Asian country that started moving away from...