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15-Oct-2018 Naypyidaw

Aung San Suu Kyi calls for peace in trilateral talks

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday called for joint efforts to overcome difficulties and challenges in implementing the nationwide ceasefire accord (NCA) between the government and the NCA-signatory ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) through...

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...

11-May-2018 Nay Pyi Taw

Sushma Swaraj meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Indian External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Friday met Myanmar State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and discussed issues of bilateral interest."Discussion focused on strengthening our bilateral relations across different sectors," Indian External...

11-Feb-2018 Nay Pyi Taw

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson meets Aung Sang Suu Kyi

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Sunday met his Myanmar counterpart and de facto leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi here, a day after his visit to refugee camps in east Bangladesh sheltering around 690,000 Rohingya refugees.In a statement ahead of the visit,...

17-Jan-2018 Nay Pyi Taw

9 killed in Myanmar police firing

At least nine people were killed and 12 others injured during overnight clashes with police trying to clear a protest in restive southwest Myanmar, from where hundreds of thousands of members of the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority have fled an Army campaign.he...

28-Nov-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Pope Francis heads to Myanmar capital

Pope Francis headed to Myanmar's capital city of Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday, where heads of the government will officially welcome him on the second day of his visit to the country.In the capital, the pontiff will be received by President Htin Kyaw and will also...

19-Nov-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

China proposes three-phase solution to Rakhine issue

China proposed a three-phase solution to help settle the issue in Myanmar's Rakhine state, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.China believed that the Rakhine issue can be addressed by a solution acceptable to both Myanmar and Bangladesh through consultations...

02-Nov-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Suu Kyi visits Myanmar's conflict-hit Rakhine state

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday arrived in Rakhine on her first visit to the state since deadly violence broke out late August forcing over 600,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh.According to U Zaw Htay, director-general...

25-Oct-2017 Naypyidaw

Working on taking back Rohingyas : Suu Kyi

Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday said her government has begun to work on taking back those who crossed over to Bangladesh from Rakhine state to escape a military crackdown.The Myanmar State Counsellor and head of the ruling party made the...

19-Sep-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rohingya region, UN seeks access

Breaking her silence on Rohingyas, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said she and her government condemned all human rights abuses and unlawful violence in the country and do not fear global scrutiny on the situation in Rakhine state.State...

19-Sep-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Suu Kyi doesn't fear 'global scrutiny' over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country "does not fear international scrutiny" over the ongoing Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis and was "aware of the fact that the world's attention is focused on the situation in Rakhine state".She...

06-Sep-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

India, Myanmar condemn terrorism in all its forms

India and Myanmar on Wednesday condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations following bilateral discussions led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi here."The two leaders discussed the security situation...

06-Sep-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Press Councils of India, Myanmar sign MoU on cooperation

The Press Council of India and its counterpart in Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of media during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.The first such MoU between the two neighbours...

06-Sep-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Narendra Modi gifts Suu Kyi her IIAS fellowship proposal reproduction

In a special gesture, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gifted Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi a reproduction of her research proposal for a fellowship in the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla."Presented Daw Aung...

06-Sep-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

India, Myanmar sign 11 agreements

With New Delhi's increasing emphasis on its Act East Policy, India and Myanmar on Wednesday signed 11 agreements, including one on maritime security cooperation, following delegation-level talks headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar State...

30-Nov-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

Suu Kyi leaves for visit to Singapore

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi left for Singapore on Wednesday to pay an official visit to the southeast Asian nation, officials here said.She is visiting the country at the invitation of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.Suu Kyi will hold...

17-Oct-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

25 die as ferry capsizes in Myanmar

At least 25 people drowned when a ferry capsized in Myanmar's northwestern Sagaing region, the country's Fire Services Department said on Monday.Another 155 people survived the tragedy which occurred on Saturday in the Chindwin river. The ferry was enroute...

29-Aug-2016 Nay Pyi Daw

Myanmar quake damages nearly 400 ancient temples

The number of ancient temples damaged in the archaeological complex of Bagan in Myanmar in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 397, according to authorities on Monday.Restoration work will take at least a year, Deputy Director General of the...

27-Aug-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

7 killed, 12 injured in eastern Myanmar road mishap

Seven persons were killed and 12 injured in a passenger vehicle crash on Saturday morning near Nantohn village in Thibaw township of Myanmar's easternmost Shan state, a local police official said.With 30 persons, including drivers and conductors on board,...

22-Aug-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

India, Myanmar agree to maintain border peace, security

After the heavy exchange of fire between the Indian Army and the banned insurgent outfit NSCN (Khaplang) last week in Nagaland along the India-Myanmar border, both countries on Monday agreed to maintain peace and security along the the international border.This...

22-Aug-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

Sushma Swaraj meets Aung San Suu Kyi

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi here.“An old friend of India, a new partner in progress. EAM meets Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor...

12-Aug-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

Six killed in Mynamar flooding

Six people were killed in Myanmar due to floods caused by torrential rains, affecting over 420,000 people nationwide, authorities said on Friday.The flooding, which began in July, is still persistent in Bago, Ayeyawaddy and Yangon regions although some regions...

24-May-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

13 killed in land waste collapse in Myanmar

A total of 13 people were killed, 20 injured and 100 went missing after a land waste collapsed from a jade mine in Myanmar's Kachin state.The land waste from a jade mine undertaken by Yadanar Sin company and located in Hpakan township collapsed on Monday...

22-May-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

US to continue sanctions on some of Myanmar's sectors: John Kerry

The US will continue sanctions on some sectors of Myanmar based on the country's democracy development, visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday in a joint press conference with his Myanmar counterpart Aung San Suu Kyi.He said the US has...

07-May-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

13 killed, 4 injured in landslide in Myanmar

A total of 13 people were killed and four injured when a mound of excavated earth from a jade mine in Hpakhan township, Kachin state in northernmost Myanmar collapsed, local police said on Saturday.The earth mound was in the compound of the jade mine near...

05-May-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

18 killed due to winds in Myanmar

At least 18 people were killed and 24 injured due to wild weather and strong winds in Myanmar's second largest city of Mandalay, the media reported on Thursday.All townships in Mandalay except the ruby land of Mogok were affected, Xinhua news agency reported.The...

20-Apr-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

Eight killed, 60 missing as boat capsizes in Myanmar

At lease eight people were killed and 60 went missing as a motor boat capsized in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine, the media reported on Wednesday.With about 100 people on board, the motor boat on Tuesday morning was headed to Sittway from a refugee...

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