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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...

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. 

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.

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...

Myanmar sentences Dutchman to prison for religious insult

A Dutch tourist who was detained by police in Myanmar after he shut down a broadcast of a Buddhist sermon was sentenced to three months in prison on Wednesday.

Blast at US embassy in Yangon linked to safety drill

A small explosion at the US embassy in Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon on Sunday was linked to a safety drill, police said, adding that there were no injuries.

Myanmar still needs US sanctions, says John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that Washington's decision to maintain sanctions on Myanmar will help strengthen reforms in the south-east Asian country that started moving away from...

Aung San Suu Kyi: from hero's daughter to Myanmar leadership

Members of Myanmar's older generation remember the death of Aung San the way Americans over a certain age can recall where they were when US President John F Kennedy was shot.

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes north-west Myanmar

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Myanmar late Wednesday, according to the United States Geological Survey.