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.

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 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...

Aung San Suu Kyi: from hero's daughter to Myanmar leadership

Members of Myanmar's older generation remember the death of Aung San the way Americans over a certain age can recall where they were when US President John F Kennedy was shot.

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes north-west Myanmar

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Myanmar late Wednesday, according to the United States Geological Survey. 

Myanmar releases political prisoners, student protesters, in amnesty

Myanmar began releasing political prisoners on Friday, a day after newly appointed state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said all remaining detainees held for political reasons would be set free.

Suu Kyi consolidates power in Myanmar with new post

Aung San Suu Kyi consolidated her power in the new Myanmar government Tuesday, as the parliament created a post of state counsellor specifically for her.

Aung San Suu Kyi takes multiple ministries in new government

Aung San Suu Kyi takes multiple ministries, including foreign affairs, in Myanmar's incoming government, in a ceremony in the parliament in Naypyitaw.

Htin Kyaw sworn in as Myanmar president

New President Htin Kyaw and two vice presidents have taken the oath of office in Myanmar, starting the formal transfer of power to the first civilian-led government in over five decades.

Myanmar nationalists demonstrate against Suu Kyi presidency bid

Hundreds of demonstrators in Yangon Sunday protested against tweaking the constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to become the next head of state.