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UN 'begins evacuation' from unrest-hit Myanmar state


The United Nations on Monday said it had begun evacuating staff from its base in western Myanmar where fierce sectarian unrest has seen deadly clashes between Muslims and Buddhists.

Ashok Nigam, UN r

Myanmar banking's new 'wow' factor - ATMs


As Myanmar opens up after five decades of military rule, a country run on cash is finding a new alternative: plastic.

Private banks in Myanmar have begun rolling out automated teller machines in rece

Myanmar to introduce e-visa system


Myanmar is going to introduce e-visa system as a pilot project in February to facilitate foreign travellers' visits and promote tourism in the country.

Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, which w

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.

Myanmar preparing for Aung San Suu Kyi's release

Yangon, Myanmar: Supporters of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi have gathered at the headquarters of her political party in preparation for a release from years of detention they are certain will

Myanmar's Suu Kyi on the verge of freedom

Yangon: Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is on the verge of being freed from house arrest, officials in the military-ruled country said on Friday, as anticipation grew among her legions of su

Facts about Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's fight against military dictatorship, is scheduled to be released from house arrest on Saturday, just days after a military-backed party won the first election in

Aung San Suu Kyi loses court battle

Yangon, Myanmar: Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi suffered her latest courtroom loss on Thursday but close aides remained optimistic that she will soon be granted freedom from house arrest in

Myanmar holds rare polls amid heavy criticism

Yangon, Myanmar: Voters in Myanmar's first elections in 20 years cast their ballots on Sunday amid a barrage of criticism that the balloting was rigged in favor of the ruling military, as well as hope

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