Myanmar peace negotiators agreed the draft text of a historic nationwide ceasefire agreement on Monday, as the country edges closer to ending decades of conflict between ethnic minority groups and the government.
Angry relatives gathered outside a Myanmar court Wednesday to show support for dozens of activists, arrested after a police crackdown on a student-led protest and facing charges that could see them jailed for nearly a decade.
Bloody conflict in a remote corner of northern Myanmar has spilled violently across the border with China, risking a rift with the mighty neighbour and threatening peace efforts with an array of rebels.
A New Zealand bar manager and his two Myanmar colleagues were jailed for two and a half years with hard labour by a Yangon court Tuesday for using a Buddha image to promote a cheap drinks night.
Myanmar arrested 127 protesters when baton-wielding police dispersed a student rally Tuesday, as the second crackdown in days deepens fears that authorities are returning to the repressive reflexes of the junta era.
The Jerdon's Babbler, a small songbird native to South Asia had not been seen in Myanmar since July, 1941. But a team of scientists rediscovered the pretty little bird while surveying a grasslands site in the nation's Bago region last May.
A journalist in Myanmar was detained by police Friday after he posted a satirical image on Facebook that depicted renewed hostilities between government forces and an ethnic rebel group in the country's northeastern Shan State, reports say.
Refugee students from around the world are now finding hard-to-obtain quality post-secondary education in Canada. Many such students hail from war zones; in countries engulfed in protracted conflicts or mired in perpetual political instability.
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The Asia Society will be displaying a series of sacred art pieces from Myanmar, for the first time ever on American soil. The exhibit titled "Buddhist Art of Myanmar" began on February 10 and will end on May 10.
Myanmar's army Saturday said more than 130 people had died in a deepening battle with rebels in the northeast, declaring it would not rest until stability was restored to the border area which tens of thousands have fled.
Nearly 90,000 civilians in northeastern Myanmar are believed to have fled clashes between troops and ethnic rebels, an official said Wednesday, as sporadic violence hampered efforts to evacuate those still trapped.
Myanmar on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles.
Myanmar rebels Saturday said the national army had launched fresh air strikes following the government's rare admission that dozens of its soldiers had died in a dramatic resurgence of conflict in a remote region bordering China.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi addressed a crowd of thousands Friday in the biggest celebrations honouring her independence hero father in memory, underscoring her legacy months before leading the opposition to momentous elections.
An ultra-nationalist Burmese Buddhist monk has drawn a sharp rebuke from the United Nations after he called a visiting UN envoy who called for greater Muslim rights a "bitch" and a "whore" at a public rally.