BANGKOK/SHANGHAI - China has offered more than $3 billion (1.92 billion pounds) in loans and aid to neighbours Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos to improve infrastructure and production, and to fight poverty, state media reported on Saturday.
TA GAY LAUNG, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the middle of a bustling village hall in Myanmar's Kayin state, a government health worker pricks the finger of a child to extract a tiny drop of blood for a malaria test.
YANGON - A prominent former official with Myanmar’s main opposition party was detained on Wednesday and faces charges of insulting religion, which stemmed from a speech intended to discourage extremist interpretations of Buddhism, his lawyer said.
YANGON - Seven Myanmar soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in an attack by rebels in the northeastern frontier with China five days ago, state media said on Monday.
BANGKOK - Two Myanmar men charged with murdering two British tourists in Thailand have written to Nobel Peace laureate Aung Sang Suu Kyi pleading for help, protesting their innocence and claiming to have been "scapegoated" by Thai police.
GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia - Police in Malaysia have arrested 20 people in a widening investigation into the murder of at least 18 Myanmar nationals in the state of Penang since January.
YANGON - Myanmar’s military has jailed an officer for two years for signing a petition supporting a constitutional amendment to reduce the army’s role in politics, the officer’s wife said Monday.
YANGON - Myanmar's government should investigate the military's alleged killing of a 14-year-old girl whose father is being prosecuted for making "false charges" after filing a complaint about the attack, rights groups said Saturday.
BANGKOK - Two Myanmar men were charged on Thursday with the murder of two British tourists in Thailand, public prosecutors said, the latest turn in a roller-coaster case that has been blighted by allegations of a bungled investigation and ill treatment.
YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Aye Cho Khine left her family in a farming town in central Myanmar for work and better pay in the city of Yangon 16 years ago, she felt lost and bewildered.