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Myanmar editor facing trial for posting satirical article

Yangon - The editor of one of Myanmar's top newspapers will face trial for defaming the military by posting a satirical article on Facebook, under a controversial law critics say is stifling press freedom.

Myanmar bars Rakhine documentary from film festival

Yangon - Myanmar's censors have barred a documentary on festering religious tensions between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, a film festival organiser said Thursday, highlighting deep sensitivity over a conflict that has bedevilled Myanmar's ne...

Myanmar joins grim list of global military air disasters

Yangon - Myanmar's navy on Thursday found bodies and plane debris in the Andaman Sea from an aircraft that was carrying more than 120 passengers, the latest in a grim history of military aviation disasters around the globe.

Myanmar's military finds crashed plane, bodies: spokesman

Yangon - Myanmar's military said Thursday it has found the wreckage of a plane in the Andaman Sea that went missing with around 120 people on board, along with several bodies."We have found the plane and some dead bodies this morning about 8.

Debris found in sea after Myanmar military plane goes missing

Tamwe - Debris has been found in the sea near where a Myanmar military plane went missing with more than 100 soldiers and their families on board on Wednesday, a local official and air force source said.

Yangon authorities sue Muslims for praying in the street

Yangon - Yangon authorities on Friday sued three Muslim men for holding Ramadan prayers in the street, after the local school where they used to worship was shut down by a nationalist mob.

China-backed militia new powerbrokers in Myanmar peace process

Nay Pyi Taw - Branded as Asia's most heavily-armed drug dealers, the China-backed ethnic Wa rebels have emerged as key players in Myanmar's peace process, a development seen as strengthening Beijing's influence over its violence-wracked neighbour.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi defends slow-moving peace process

Nay Pyi Taw - Peace talks got underway in Myanmar on Wednesday, with de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi defending her government's stuttering attempts to end decades of fighting between the military and ethnic rebel groups.

Myanmar army clears itself of Rohingya atrocity claims

Yangon - Myanmar's army on Tuesday cleared itself of allegations that troops may have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, but said a soldier had been jailed for taking a motorbike.

Myanmar troops shoot dead four jade mine scavengers

Yangon - Myanmar soldiers shot dead four itinerant workers on Wednesday after they tried to enter a mine to search for gems cast aside by its military owners, according to a local MP.

EU pushes Myanmar for aid access in northern Rakhine

Yangon - A senior European Union official has urged Myanmar to allow full aid access to the north of Rakhine state, where thousands have fled their homes after a months-long army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar nationalists sent to jail over US embassy protest

Yangon - Four Myanmar nationalists were held on Friday for inciting violence during anti-Rohingya protests in Yangon last year, after a week that saw scuffles between Buddhist hardliners and minority Muslims in the city.

Myanmar army chief compares Rohingya crackdown to Northern Ireland

Yangon - Myanmar's army chief defended his military's violent crackdown on Rohingya Muslims by comparing it to Britain's campaign to tackle sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, according to a statement released by his office Friday.

Gilas targets 1st win over Myanmar in 2017 SEABA opening games

Philippine national basketball team Gilas Pilipinas is set to tangle with the national basketball team of Myanmar at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.

Gilas Pilipinas gears up for 2017 SEABA Championship

Philippine national basketball team Gilas Pilipinas gears up for the 2017 Southeast Asia Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship to be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Phl starting Friday, May 12, 2017 up to Thursday May 18, 2017.

Myanmar begins shuttering three Rakhine camps

Yangon - Myanmar has started shutting down three displacement camps in strife-torn Rakhine state, a senior official said Tuesday, although it was not immediately clear where the inhabitants would go.

Myanmar wedding boat toll rises to 30

Yangon - Rescuers Sunday found more bodies from a boat accident in western Myanmar that has now claimed the lives of at least 30 people, most of them guests returning from a wedding.

20 killed in Myanmar wedding boat crash

Yangon - At least 20 people were killed when a boat carrying scores of wedding guests collided with a river barge at night in western Myanmar, authorities said Saturday, with more feared drowned as rescue workers renewed their search in daylight.

Illegal timber was used to build world's biggest sailing yacht

A shipyard in Germany used illegally-logged timber from Myanmar when it was building a super-yacht for a Russian billionaire.

Suu Kyi's party wins string of seats, rejected by Myanmar's minorities

Yangon - Aung San Suu Kyi's one-year-old government won a string of seats in Myanmar by-elections Sunday but was bruised by losses in ethnic minority areas.
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