Bomb kills two police in northeast Myanmar near China border

YANGON – - Two police officers from an anti-narcotics task force were killed and three wounded when a bomb exploded in a volatile area of northeastern Myanmar near the border with China, a police official said on Monday.


Myanmar's government, military leaders hold rare talks with Suu Kyi 10 Apr 2015

YANGON - Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi held rare talks with President Thein Sein and military leaders on Friday to discuss a general election, a controversial constitution and a ceasefire with ethnic minority rebels, a participant said.


Suu Kyi's political skills tested in pre-election showdown 10 Apr 2015

NAYPYITAW - With an historic general election just seven months away, Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is locked in a high-stakes showdown with a military-backed government she says isn't interested in reform.

Powerful Myanmar militia force proposes rebel summit 07 Apr 2015

YANGON - Myanmar's most powerful ethnic minority militia has made a rare invitation to insurgent groups negotiating peace with the government to meet at its headquarters, a member of the team negotiating with the government said on Tuesday.


Suu Kyi says boycott of Myanmar election an option 03 Apr 2015

NAYPYITAW - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an "option" if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged. | Video

China says Myanmar apologises for bombing, admits responsibility 02 Apr 2015

BEIJING - Myanmar has accepted responsibility and apologised for bombs dropped on Chinese territory last month that killed five people, China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Rockslide at Myanmar jade mine kills nine, around 20 missing 01 Apr 2015

YANGON - A rockslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least nine miners, and rescuers were searching for around 20 others, state media reported on Wednesday, two days after the accident.


Myanmar government, rebels sign draft nationwide ceasefire accord 31 Mar 2015

YANGON - The United States led international praise on Tuesday for a draft ceasefire accord between Myanmar’s government and ethnic rebel groups, a move aimed at ending more than 65 years of armed conflict in the country.

Thailand detains 76 migrants found on train, including Rohingya 30 Mar 2015

BANGKOK - Thai authorities said on Monday they had found a group of 76 migrants from neighbouring Myanmar, including six suspected Rohingya, in a sign that one of Asia's busiest smuggling routes is still thriving despite Bangkok's vow to stamp out trafficking.

No U-turn on road to press freedom, Myanmar says, but critics disagree 27 Mar 2015

YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Myanmar's commitment to freedom of expression after half a century of military rule is irreversible, the government said on Friday, although critics cited lawsuits, beatings and arrests of journalists as signs of it backtracking on reforms.

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A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

Myanmar's long standing political crisis has forced millions of refugees across the border.  Slideshow