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Yangon holds municipal elections for first time in 60 years
Myanmar leader asks Thai PM for ‘fair’ investigation into tourist murders

Thailand’s visiting premier has been asked by Myanmar’s president to ensure a “clean and fair” investigation for a pair of Myanmar nationals charged with murdering two British tourists, an official said on Friday.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Thailand’s visiting premier has been asked by Myanmar’s president to ensure a “clean and fair” investigation for a pair of Myanmar nationals charged with murdering two British tourists, an official said on Friday.

Myanmar leader asks Thai PM for ‘fair’ investigation into tourist murders
Suu Kyi urges Myanmar’s army to back constitutional reform
Myanmar president to embark on landmark US visit
Suu Kyi party hails US easing of Myanmar import ban
Suu Kyi asks Myanmar leaders for extra troops to end unrest
Policeman killed, scores injured in Myanmar land clash
Three dead in new wave of Myanmar communal clashes
Death toll from Myanmar quake hits 26

A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Myanmar at the weekend has left 26 people dead, 12 others missing and about 230 injured, according to a new toll given by the Red Cross.

13 Nov 2012 - 5:57PM

A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Myanmar at the weekend has left 26 people dead, 12 others missing and about 230 injured, according to a new toll given by the Red Cross.

Death toll from Myanmar quake hits 26
Myanmar opposition reappoints Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader

Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday urged her opposition party to “seize the opportunity” as it gears up for what is expected to be a major victory for the NLD in the 2015 polls, given that the vote is free and fair.

10 Mar 2013 - 12:48PM

Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday urged her opposition party to “seize the opportunity” as it gears up for what is expected to be a major victory for the NLD in the 2015 polls, given that the vote is free and fair.

Myanmar opposition reappoints Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader
Muslims flee Myanmar unrest as death toll rises
Myanmar ministries to repay ‘embezzled’ cash
Myanmar to review disputed constitution
Suu Kyi refuses to defend Muslims in ethnic conflict
Myanmar prison art tells story of repression
Police arrest two in new anti-Muslim unrest in Myanmar
25 die in Myanmar train blaze
10 Nov 2012 - 1:32AM
25 die in Myanmar train blaze
Myanmar denies using chemical weapons on rebels
Myanmar jails seven Muslims for up to 28 years over riots

Myanmar on Tuesday sentenced seven Muslims to prison terms ranging from two to 28 years in connection with religious violence in March that left dozens of people dead, a justice official said.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:51PM

Myanmar on Tuesday sentenced seven Muslims to prison terms ranging from two to 28 years in connection with religious violence in March that left dozens of people dead, a justice official said.

Myanmar jails seven Muslims for up to 28 years over riots
Two dead, mosques destroyed in Myanmar unrest
Suu Kyi’s Myanmar opposition set for maiden congress
Hundreds join Myanmar peace rally
US visit endorses ‘Myanmar’s Spring’, says Thein Sein aide
Thein Sein would ‘accept’ Suu Kyi as Myanmar president
Chinese MA60 planes grounded by Myanmar over safety concerns
Obama praises Myanmar's reforms on landmark visit
UN 'alarmed' at killings in fresh Myanmar unrest

A new wave of sectarian unrest in western Myanmar has left at least 20 dead on Thursday, sparking an exodus of “thousands” and prompting the UN to express its concern.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

A new wave of sectarian unrest in western Myanmar has left at least 20 dead on Thursday, sparking an exodus of “thousands” and prompting the UN to express its concern.

UN 'alarmed' at killings in fresh Myanmar unrest
OIC tours unrest-hit western Myanmar
Key Myanmar reformist joins race for presidency
Myanmar president enacts foreign investment law

Myanmar’s reformist leader on Friday signed into law an eagerly awaited foreign investment bill aimed at reviving the country’s economy as it emerges from decades of military rule, his office said.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

Myanmar’s reformist leader on Friday signed into law an eagerly awaited foreign investment bill aimed at reviving the country’s economy as it emerges from decades of military rule, his office said.

Myanmar president enacts foreign investment law