Myanmar

Report: Rohingya crisis has forced thousands to Bangladesh

Nearly 21,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh amid a renewed wave of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

Boat carrying Rohingya capsizes in Bangladesh river; three rescued

Bangladeshi fishermen rescued three Rohingya Muslims after a boat carrying more than 30 people capsized in a river during an attempt to flee Myanmar and escape persecution, officials said on...

Death toll rises to 11 in Myanmar's northern Shan State conflict

A civilian has been shot dead amid clashes between the Burmese army and ethnic rebels in eastern Myanmar, state media reported on Friday, bringing the number of civilians killed to 11 since...

Bangladesh seeks international support to resolve Rohingya crisis

Dhaka on Thursday called for international support to resolve a crisis sparked when a Myanmar military offensive against Rohingya Muslims forced hundreds to seek shelter in Bangladesh.

Three "handmade" bombs explode in Yangon supermarket: police

Three "handmade" bombs exploded in a supermarket in Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon on Sunday, according to police. 

Melbourne bank fire suspect identified as asylum seeker from Myanmar

The 21-year-old man who set himself on fire inside a Melbourne bank injuring 26 people, was an asylum seeker who was waiting for his immigration claim to be processed, a local community leader...

UN warns of human rights abuses in Myanmar's Rakhine conflict

Aid needs to be allowed into Myanmar's Rakhine state, an area that has become a sealed-off conflict zone, warned the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Friday as it expressed serious...

Myanmar military makes arrests after deadly clashes in Rakhine state

Myanmar's army arrested 31 people following deadly clashes on the weekend in the restive state of Rakhine, home to the Muslim Rohingya minority, state media reported Tuesday.

New clashes in Myanmar's restive Rakhine State leave eight dead

Eight people were killed in a new outbreak of violence in western Myanmar, state media reported on Sunday, in what are the most severe clashes since a conflict erupted in the region one month ago...

Aung San Suu Kyi's party no longer fears Myanmar military backlash

A year after Myanmar's landmark democratic elections ending military rule, Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy says it is no longer afraid of a backlash by the army.

Japan pledges 800 billion yen in aid to Myanmar

Japan will offer aid worth 800 billion yen (7.7 billion dollars) to Myanmar over five years to support its first democratically elected government, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Aung San Suu Kyi...

First case of Zika virus discovered in Myanmar

Authorities confirmed the first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Myanmar, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health. 

Death toll of ferry accident in Myanmar rises to 45, 80 still missing

The number of dead after a weekend ferry accident in north-western Myanmar has risen to 45, according to officials on Wednesday. 

Search still on for survivors; 25 dead in Myanmar ferry accident

Rescue efforts are under way in north-western Myanmar Monday after a weekend ferry accident that claimed at least 25 lives, according to officials.

Civilians evacuated from crisis zone in Western Myanmar

Unrest in Myanmar's western Rakhine State is forcing hundreds to flee the crisis zone, with state media reporting on Friday that the army evacuated almost 200 civilians from the area in...