COLOMBO - A Myanmar monk accused of inciting violence against Muslims and a hardline Buddhist group in Sri Lanka said on Tuesday they would work together to rally other Buddhist groups and defend their faith against militant Islamists.
YANGON - Myanmar has confirmed to the United Nations it is finalising a plan that will offer minority Rohingya Muslims citizenship if they change their ethnicity to suggest Bangladeshi origin, a move rights groups say could force thousands into detention camps.
COLOMBO - A radical monk who heads a movement accused of stirring violence against Muslims in Myanmar has announced a partnership with a hardline Buddhist group in Sri Lanka to defend their religion.
LONDON - Dave Lee Travis, a leading BBC radio DJ in the 1970s and 1980s whose shows once delighted Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, escaped jail on Friday despite being convicted of a "nasty" indecent assault on a television researcher.
YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sparkling in a red, sequined dress, Htet Htet Htun spins around the stage rehearsing a traditional Burmese dance that she hopes will make her stand out from 18 other young hopefuls competing in the first Miss Myanmar World pageant this month.
YANGON - Myanmar's army released 109 children from its military ranks on Thursday in its single biggest discharge of child soldiers, but boys are still being illegally recruited from poor families, the United Nations said.
YANGON - Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) will go into next year's parliamentary election in Myanmar with no candidate for president, NLD officials said, and one said it might even support a former general from the pro-military ruling party.
YANGON - Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) will go into next year's parliamentary election in Myanmar with no candidate for president and might even support a former general from the pro-military ruling party, NLD officials said.
YANGON - Myanmar gave citizenship on Monday to 209 Muslims displaced by sectarian violence, after the first phase of a project aimed at determining the status of about a million Rohingya whose claims to nationality have been rejected in the past.
NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Kohinoor, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, fled her home in Myanmar after a wave of attacks by majority Buddhists, she hoped for a chance to rebuild her life in a new country.