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03-Sep-2018 Yangon

Myanmar jails 2 Reuters reporters for 7 years

Two Reuters reporters were jailed on Monday for seven years for violating a state secrets act during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis, a court said, in the case that has drawn outrage for its attack on media freedom.The two journalists were being tried...

01-Aug-2018 Naypyidaw (Myanmar)

Death toll in Myanmar floods climbs to 12

At least 12 people have died and around 148,000 have been displaced in floods in large parts of Myanmar, according to official figures on Wednesday.Heavy rains have been lashing the country since mid-July, especially the central region of Bago, where 94,000...

31-Jul-2018 Naypyidaw (Myanmar)

10 killed, 100,000 displaced in Myanmar floods

At least 10 people have been killed and more than 100,000 people forced to flee their homes after heavy rains pounded Myanmar and flooded villages, according to government officials.As of Tuesday, some 119,000 people across five provinces had been displaced...

14-Jul-2018 Yangon

10 killed in Myanmar landslide

At least 10 people were killed in a massive landslide in Myanmar's Kachin state on Saturday.The pit wall of an old jade mine site collapsed and some workers were buried by mud near San-Khar village and Lone-Khin village in the region, an official from Lone-Khine...

20-Jun-2018 YANGON, Myanmar, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium

Launch of satellite mobile backhaul network based on Newtec Dialog® platform

Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – today announced it is enabling Communication & Commerce (Com & Com) to launch a mobile backhaul network for Telecom International...

12-Jan-2018 Yangon

6.0 magnitude quake hits Myanmar

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Myanmar's Bago region early on Friday, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department said. No damages or casualties were reported.The quake occurred at 12.56 a.m. with its epicentre at 27.3 km west-southwest...

31-Oct-2017 Yangon

Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for 'all inclusive' peace process

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has called for "all inclusiveness" in the country's national reconciliation and peace process, the state media reported on Tuesday.Suu Kyi reiterated that "the door is always open" to the non-ceasefire signatory armed...

19-Oct-2017 Yangon

Huge fire severely damages historic hotel in Myanmar

A colonial-era luxury wooden hotel in Myanmar's Yangon city suffered severe damage in a massive fire that broke out on Thursday.The fire started around 3 a.m., in the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel and quickly engulfed the wooden building constructed mainly from...

07-Sep-2017 Yangon

Suu Kyi likens Rohingya issue to Kashmir

Facing the problem of Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday likened the issue to Kashmir and said that there is the trouble of sifting terrorists from innocent citizens.Suu Kyi told the media here that there was a need to...

06-Sep-2017 Yangon

Narendra Modi suggests INA memorial in Myanmar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday suggested the setting up of a memorial to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army (INA) in Myanmar."It was in Myanmar that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose made the clarion call of 'Give me blood and I will give...

06-Sep-2017 Bagan (Myanmar)

Narendra Modi offers prayers at ancient temple in Myanmar

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday offered prayers the Ananda temple in this ancient city in Myanmar.Built around 1105 AD by King Kyanzittha, this Buddhist temple derives its name from the Venerable Ananda, Buddha's first cousin and personal secretary.The...

05-Sep-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Narendra Modi in Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis

ndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Myanmar amid a raging crisis involving Rohingyas in the country's Rakhine state.Soon after his arrival here, he called on Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw at whose invitation he...

18-Apr-2017 Yangon

285 killed, 1,073 injured during Myanmar's water festival

A total of 285 people were killed and 1,073 others injured across Myanmar during a four-day water festival, media reports said.The deaths were 13 more than that of last year's event.Meanwhile, a total of 1,200 criminal cases were also registered during...

07-Apr-2017 Yangon

20 killed in Mayanmar motor boats collision

At least 20 passengers, including 16 women, were killed in a collision of two motor boats in Nga Wun river in Myanmar late on Friday, sources with the Myanmar Fire Service said.With about 60 passengers on board, a motor boat collided with another one loaded...

10-Oct-2016 Naypyidaw (Myanmar)

Nine policemen killed in Myanmar

Nine policemen were killed and five injured when dozens of armed men attacked three border posts in Myanmar's Rakhine state, police said on Monday.Eight armed men were killed and two captured alive, Xinhua news agency reported. The border posts were attacked...

24-Aug-2016 Yangon

Four killed, 190 pagodas destroyed in Myanmar earthquake

A 6.8-magnitude powerful earthquake, which shook Myanmar on Wednesday, killed at least four people and damaged 190 ancient famous pagodas in Bagan-Nyaung Oo region and Rakhine state, official report said on Thursday.A man and a women died in Pakkoku township...

14-Feb-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

Fire ruins 600 houses in Myanmar

A fire destroyed 600 houses in Myanmar's southern Tanintharyi region, an official report said on Sunday.The fire brokeout on Saturday night when a child was playing with a lit candle in Palaw town, Xinhua quoted the police as saying.As the village area...

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