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Exclusive: China seeks up to 85 percent stake in strategic port in Myanmar

05 May 2017

YANGON China is looking to take a stake of up to 85 percent in a strategically important sea port in Myanmar, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, in a move that could heighten tensions over China's growing economic clout in the country.

About 20 wedding guests dead as boat sinks in southwestern Myanmar

07 Apr 2017

YANGON Some 20 people died and about a dozen were missing on Friday after a wooden boat carrying about 60 wedding guests hit a cargo ship and sank in southwestern Myanmar, local officials said, in the third big marine accident in the country in as many years.

China may scrap divisive dam in Myanmar to advance other interests - sources

06 Apr 2017

NAYPYITAW China has shifted its position in a lengthy dispute with Myanmar over the building of a $3.6 billion dam, seven sources said, signalling its willingness to abandon the project in exchange for other economic and strategic opportunities in Myanmar.

Beset by delays, Myanmar-China oil pipeline nears start-up

21 Mar 2017

YANGON/BEIJING Nearly a decade in the making, a project to pump oil 770 km (480 miles) across Myanmar to southwest China is set for imminent start-up, with a supertanker nearing the port of Kyauk Phyu, marking the opening of a new oil trading route.

Thousands flee Myanmar army clashes with insurgents near China border, official says

08 Mar 2017

YANGON Thousands of people have fled clashes between the Myanmar military and ethnic rebels along the border with China, a Chinese official said, as fighting threatened leader Aung San Suu Kyi's top goal of reaching peace with minorities.

H&M factory in Myanmar damaged in violent labour dispute

07 Mar 2017

YANGON Workers demanding better conditions and benefits have destroyed the production line of a Chinese-owned factory making clothes for Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz, in one of the most violent labour disputes in Myanmar in years.

Exclusive - Myanmar probing police 'cover-up' of deaths of two Rohingya Muslims

21 Feb 2017

YANGON Myanmar's army-controlled home ministry is investigating a cover-up by the country's border force of the deaths in custody of two Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine State, according to a police report reviewed by Reuters and interviews with two senior security officials.

Former Myanmar armyman suspected in killing of lawyer - president's office

15 Feb 2017

YANGON The office of Myanmar's civilian president on Wednesday said a former military officer is suspected to have hired the killer of a prominent lawyer advising Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, in a likely bid to destabilise the country.

Myanmar's probe of lawyer's killing beset by leaks, confusion

03 Feb 2017

YANGON Myanmar's national police chief has taken personal charge of an investigation into the killing of a prominent lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, police sources said, after leaks and conflicting comments by officers about its progress.

Myanmar's probe of lawyer's killing beset by leaks, confusion

03 Feb 2017

YANGON Myanmar's national police chief has taken personal charge of an investigation into the killing of a prominent lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, police sources said, after leaks and conflicting comments by officers about its progress.

World News

Lebanon slips deeper into crisis after Safadi withdrawal

Protesters waving Lebanese flags rallied in cities and towns in their thousands on Sunday to mark a month of protests against the ruling elite as politicians struggled to form a government and solve the worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.