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Death toll tops 100 in Myanmar ethnic strife

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The death toll from recent ethnic violence in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine has surpassed 100, an official said today, as the government warned that the strife risks harming the country's reputat

Many killed in new ethnic violence in Myanmar

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At least 56 people have been killed and nearly 2,000 homes destroyed in the latest outbreak of ethnic violence in western Myanmar, a government official said Thursday.

The 25 men and 31 women were re

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says willing to be president

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has declared her willingness to serve as her country's President and her party's intention to amend the constitution to allow her to do so.

Suu Kyi said on

Suu Kyi returns from triumphant European tour


Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has returned home after a triumphant tour of Europe, where she won enthusiastic support for her role in Myanmar's democratic transition and was celebrated like a hea

Myanmar parliament session opens without Suu Kyi


Myanmar's parliament reopened with Aung San Suu Kyi refusing to take a seat on Monday, while the nation's president vowed 'no U-turn' on reforms as the EU prepares to suspend sanctions.

Suu Kyi's par

Aung San Suu Kyi on campaign trail for own parliament seat


Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will on Saturday begin campaigning in the constituency near Yangon where she is standing for parliament after years of official marginalisation.

The democ

Suu Kyi’s party registers to run in Myanmar polls


Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi formally registered her party on Friday for any upcoming elections, returning the Nobel laureate to the political arena.

Myanmar's junta is 'dissolved' as govt sworn in

Myanmar's junta was officially dissolved Wednesday after a swearing-in ceremony for the new government, the latest phase of a transition to democracy that has been widely criticized as a sham.


Time bombs defused : Myanmar state press

Four time bombs were found and defused this week at a hotel in downtown Yangon, Myanmar's state-controlled press reported on friday.

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