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An explosion in a home in Karachi Village, Than Taung Gyi Township, Kayin state, injured five people on October 23. Witnesses reported that six people from the village were talking at the house of Saw Ywamadaso when something exploded in the back of ...
Myanmar is transitioning from military rule to democracy - a difficult project considering that the country has never been united.

A renowned author is pioneering inclusive tourism within the Kayan community of remote Kayah State through an internationally funded project.
UN human rights experts have called on Myanmar to investigate allegations that security forces have killed unarmed civilians, burned villages and made arbitrary arrests in a Muslim-majority region where a crackdown has followed attacks on border police.
Myanmar and the United States ranked first and second, respectively, as the most generous countries in the world in terms of individuals helping strangers, giving to organized charities and volunteering time, the World Giving Index, released Monday ...
A developing tropical depression in the northern Bay of Bengal is expected to bring flooding rain to Myanmar and Bangladesh in the coming days.

Donald Trump has not said anything noteworthy about Southeast Asia, but Hillary Clinton, who is leading in the polls, is a close friend of Myanmar's State Counsellor and de facto head of government, Aung San Suu Kyi. There is not doubt that Clinton ...
A 72-year-old man is in hospital after being hit by two bullets in gunfire from a military camp in Kachin State's Waingmaw Township on Wednesday afternoon.
On Monday, reporters and photographers from The Irrawaddy, Myanmar Times, 7 Day Daily, The Voice, Democratic Voice of Burma, Kumudra and Narinjara were stopped from traveling further north of the Kyikanpyin Border Guard police headquarters on to ...
(Rangoon) - The Burmese government and army should urgently ensure humanitarian aid can reach ethnic Rohingya and other vulnerable populations in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. Government security operations have cut off ...
Hostilities between Myanmar security forces and armed men flared in western Myanmar's Rakhine State this month following a raid on three border guard posts in Maungdaw and Rathedaung townships which nine officers and eight assailants died.
The joint statement issued after delegation level talks between Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi made reference to last month's terror attack in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed.
Hong Kong - More than a week after attacks on police officers began a wave of bloodshed in western Myanmar, a lockdown by security forces has prevented aid workers from operating in the area, and new videos of what appear to be local Muslims calling ...
Goa, India, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi here Sunday, voicing hopes that the two countries can increase practical cooperation to press ahead with their comprehensive strategic ...
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O'Brien (second right), speaks to people in Kachin state, Myanmar, who are still still displaced after five years of conflict. ... Visiting Kachin and Shan states, where almost 100,000 people ...

On October 7, 2016, President Obama signed an Executive Order lifting virtually all economic sanctions previously in effect against Burma (aka, Myanmar). This executive action signals an opening of economic activity between the United States and Burma.
The Myanmar government said Friday that an extremist Islamic terrorist organization whose leader was trained by the Taliban in Pakistan carried out violent weekend attacks on three border guard posts near the border of Bangladesh in restive Rakhine ...
Violence has continued in a restive area of Myanmar since nine police officers were killed there over the weekend, the government said on Wednesday, as a rights group said it had documented what appeared to be extrajudicial killings of Muslims by the ...
The prairie is not a place you would expect to find Royalty, but that is where an exiled prince decided to spend his final days. Prince Hso Khan Pha of Yawnghwe - the Shan state which is now part of Myanmar - has died at the age of 78. ... "What is now ...
Department of State data showed that of the 84,995 refugees processed by the US from October 2015 to last month, 12,347 were from Myanmar, just behind the Democratic Republic of the Congo (16,370) and Syria (12,587). The Myanmar cohort included ...
Yangon: Singapore hopes to double the number of Myanmar tourists to the city-state from the 105,000 arrivals it saw in 2015.
According to local authorities and organisations operational in the area, approximately 5,900 people remain relocated and displaced to Myaing Gyi Ngu village in Hlaingbwe Township, Kayin state, following fighting which erupted in mid-September between ...
Demonstrators jammed the streets of Kachin state's capital Myitkyina on Thursday demanding a ceasefire between government forces and the Kachin Independence army as armed conflict in Myanmar appears to drag on. By some estimates, tens of thousands of ...
... Kyaw's administration and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi have not responded to, or made any comments about, the army's offensives in Kachin State and fighting between the army and other ethnic armed groups in the northern areas of Burma.
There has, however, been far too little attention paid to utilising BIMSTEC, which brings together all eastern SAARC members across the Bay of Bengal - India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka - with ASEAN members Myanmar and Thailand. Bearing ...
WFP's Transition in Rakhine: WFP has been uninterruptedly providing monthly life-saving food assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Rakhine State since mid-June 2012. In March 2015, the Rakhine State government initiated the return and ...
For this purpose, southeastern Myanmar includes the following: Mon state, Kayin state, Kayah State, eastern and southern Shan State, Tanintharyi Region and eastern Bago Region. Information was gathered through a desk review of recent documentation and ...
Although Myanma Post and Telecommunications (MPT) will be reorganised as a corporation, it will continue to exist as a state-owned enterprise, an MPT official said. He said the transformation process for MPT into a corporation has been planned for a ...
floods brought by monsoon rains that have been pounding parts of Myanmar since late July 2016 affected a number of townships in Sagaing, Mandalay, Bago, Ayeyarwady, Magway and Yangon region and to some extent, Kachin State. According to figures ...
At the two protests the protesters called on the Burma army to immediately halt its offensives in northern Kachin State and to halt human rights abuses it is committing within those conflict areas. The protesters also denounced the army for preventing ...
Kayin state has benefited from the peace process and nationwide ceasefire agreement more than any other region in Myanmar; after almost seven decades the guns are mostly silent. But the past month has seen heightened tensions and a brief period of ...
Hso Khan Pha, an exiled Burmese prince who had been quietly living in a small central Alberta town, has died at age 78.
Thousands of refugees fled Mong Kung township in Myanmar's troubled Shan State as fighting broke out between government forces and the Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) over the weekend. According to a spokesman for the SSA-S, the fighting broke out ...
Fighting between the Ta'ang National Liberation (TNLA) and the Myanmar military has affected northern Shan State since 2011, but Mai Cyruk, of the Ta'ang student and youth Organization said, "The conflict has worsened after the NCA was signed between ...
State Bank of India (SBI) announced on Monday that it has opened a branch in Myanmar's capital city Naypyidaw, previously known as Yangon, making it the lender's 54th foreign branch.
Thousands of protestors demanded an end to the violence that plagues the Kachin state as fighting between Myanmar government forces and the Kachin Independence army (KIA) has intensified over the past few days.
In late August, there were several reports of military offensives waged between government military forces and Ta`ang National Liberation army, Shan State Army and other unidentified ethnic armed groups in northern and southern Shan States. Although ...
The order statement declared that NGOs, international NGOs, religious groups, and civil society organizations (CSOs) who want to give donations to Lung Tsut IDP camp must first get "permission from the Kachin State government." The Irrawaddy asked an ...
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday asked member states of a regional economic and security organization for "constructive support" in resolving the crisis in the country's troubled western Rakhine State. Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de ...
RANGOON - Military activity and tension at the site of the Hat Gyi dam in Karen State threatens a breakdown of Burma's nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) as concerns grow over potential clashes between the Burma army and the Karen National ...
In Karen state in Myanmar work is so scarce that villagers have to travel to neighbouring Thailand to find employment.
He called on the two sides to seize the trend of China-Myanmar friendship and cooperation, focus on implementing the important consensus between leaders of the two countries, and make efforts to build a high-level China-Myanmar comprehensive strategic ...
Residents of Chipwe and Hsawlaw townships in Kachin State have joined growing calls for the government to scrap seven hydropower projects along the Ayeyarwady River, including the controversial Myitsone megadam in neighbouring Myitkyina township ...
The current country programme 2013-2017 aims to help Myanmar manage a "triple transition": nation-building, including securing sustainable peace with ethnic minorities; state-building, including democratizing and modernizing state institutions; and ...
Tuberculosis, cholera and dysentery are just some of the more common ailments plaguing inmates at Myanmar's putrid penitentiaries.
Myanmar's business community is welcoming a United States promise to lift sanctions imposed against the country during almost 50 years of repressive military rule, but many set to gain are the allies of the very people that the international community ...
The religious Affairs Ministry has distanced itself from the state government's actions, saying that Rakhine authorities were responsible for the illegal building survey.
The Start Tel Aviv competition marks the fifth annual competition where 32 leading startups from around the world are brought together to take part in an intense, five-day startup experience in Tel Aviv, recently ranked #1 ecosystem outside of the ...


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