MSF resumes work in Myanmar state after government ban

YANGON - An international medical group has resumed work in an area of northwest Myanmar after a nine-month government ban on its presence in one of the poorest parts of the country over allegations of bias.


Myanmar monk's U.N. whore rant 'could hurt Buddhism' 21 Jan 2015

BANGKOK - A Myanmar Buddhist monk who called a U.N. human rights envoy a "whore" has violated his monastic code and could damage his religion, another prominent monk said on Tuesday, but he is unlikely to face censure.

China denies hundreds of Chinese nationals trapped in Myanmar 20 Jan 2015

BEIJING - China on Tuesday denied a state media report that hundreds of Chinese citizens were trapped by fighting between government troops and insurgents in northern Myanmar.

Fighting traps hundreds of Chinese nationals in Myanmar -Global Times 19 Jan 2015

BEIJING - Hundreds of Chinese citizens, including miners and jade traders, are among 2,000 civilians trapped by fighting between government troops and insurgents in northern Myanmar, China's state-backed Global Times reported on Monday.

Myanmar monks lead protest decrying U.N. envoy's visit 16 Jan 2015

YANGON - Hundreds of protesters led by Buddhist monks rallied in Myanmar on Friday to denounce a visit by a human rights envoy of the United Nations, which has urged the government to grant citizenship to persecuted Rohingya Muslims.

Dozens of children among 98 Rohingya smuggling victims found in Thailand 12 Jan 2015

BANGKOK - Dozens of children were among 98 suspected Rohingya trafficking victims from Myanmar discovered in pickup trucks in southern Thailand, police said on Monday, as more checkpoints were set up in the region to combat the trade.

Myanmar court sentences hotel bomber to death 08 Jan 2015

YANGON - A Myanmar court sentenced a man to death on Thursday after finding him guilty of a 2013 bomb attack on a hotel that killed two people and wounded one, a police officer said.

Two dead, 30 missing after rockslide at Myanmar jade mine 07 Jan 2015

YANGON - At least two people were killed and around 30 were missing on Wednesday after a mountain of rubble collapsed at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, a parliamentarian from the area said. A worker from a mining company, speaking on condition of anonymity due the sensitivity of the issue, said the death toll could reach 50 once all bodies have been retrieved from the remains of a massive pile of rock dumped by mining companies.


Myanmar's new Catholic cardinal warns against religious extremism 06 Jan 2015

YANGON - Religious extremism could derail Myanmar's much-vaunted reform process, the Buddhist-majority country's first Catholic cardinal, Charles Maung Bo, said on Tuesday.


Myanmar's Suu Kyi says "too early" to commit to 2015 election 30 Dec 2014

YANGON - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on the government on Tuesday to hold a transparent election next year and said her party was waiting for a poll date to be set before deciding whether to run.

Images from Myanmar

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