Myanmar ruling party chief ready to stand as president if called

WASHINGTON - The chairman of Myanmar's ruling party said on Friday he would stand as national president if nominated, and was willing to cooperate with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, or anyone working in the interests of the country.

Thirty graves found at suspected Thai trafficking camp - police 01 May 2015

BANGKOK - Thai police on Friday found at least 30 graves believed to belong to migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh at what authorities say is an abandoned trafficking camp in remote jungle in Thailand's south, police said.

China protests over shelling as Myanmar battles insurgents 28 Apr 2015

BEIJING - China repeated demands on Tuesday for Myanmar to take steps to prevent fighting with rebels from spilling over the border after more shells fell on Chinese territory during counter-insurgency operations.


U.N. chief urges Myanmar to address Muslims' status ahead of vote 24 Apr 2015

UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Myanmar to address the citizenship status of Rohingya Muslims in the country's western Rakhine state ahead of a general election scheduled to be held later this year.

U.S. removes prominent Myanmar businessman from sanctions list 24 Apr 2015

WASHINGTON/YANGON - The United States removed a prominent businessman from its Myanmar sanctions list on Thursday, in spite of doubts about reforms in the Southeast Asian country.

Bomb kills two police in northeast Myanmar near China border 13 Apr 2015

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

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