the republic logo
follow in feedlyrss feed
Stories with place: Myanmar
  • Myanmar's president visits area worst-hit by flooding story has photos
    Updated: Aug-02-15 12:02 pm

    KALAY, Myanmar - Myanmar's president on Sunday visited one of the worst-hit areas of the flood-stricken country, saying that water levels are slowly receding and that he hopes people can soon return to their homes.

  • Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-01-15 4:01 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions.

  • AP's Myanmar journalist Aye Aye Win retires after 25 years 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 2:59 am

    BANGKOK - Aye Aye Win, The Associated Press chief of bureau in Myanmar who told her country's story to the world despite threats, surveillance and official warnings, retired Saturday after 25 years with the news agency.

  • AP investigation prompts new round of slave rescues 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 11:56 pm

    Authorities in Papua New Guinea have rescued eight fishermen held on board a Thai-owned refrigerated cargo ship, and dozens of other boats are still being sought in response to an Associated Press report that included satellite photos and locations of slave vessels at sea.

  • Myanmar pardons China loggers among nearly 7,000 prisoners story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:56 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - More than 150 Chinese workers sentenced to life in prison for illegal logging were freed in Myanmar on Thursday under a massive presidential pardon that included nearly 7,000 prisoners.

  • Myanmar's democracy leader runs in Nov. 8 polls to keep seat 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:25 am

    THANLYIN, Myanmar - Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday registered for November elections to keep her seat in parliament and challenge the ruling military-backed party.

  • Myanmar police seize over 26 million stimulant tablets 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 8:37 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Police in Myanmar's largest city said Tuesday that they've seized more than 26 million stimulant tablets with a street value of over $100 million, in what appears to be the country's biggest such seizure ever.

  • AP Exclusive: AP tracks slave boats to Papua New Guinea story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:16 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But zoom in and there's the critical evidence: Two trawlers loading slave-caught seafood onto a massive refrigerated cargo ship.

  • Myanmar ethnic peace talks recess without peace agreement 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 5:20 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A three-day round of talks between the government and leaders of ethnic rebel groups concluded Friday without a sought-after ceasefire draft agreement to end decades of fighting.

  • Myanmar gives 153 Chinese life in jail for illegal logging 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 10:40 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A court in northern Myanmar sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life in prison on Wednesday after convicting them of illegal logging in a case that has already strained relations with Beijing.

  • 2 Myanmar newspaper editors fined for insulting president 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 8:58 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A Myanmar court on Tuesday fined two editors of a weekly newspaper 1 million kyat ($809) each after finding them guilty of violating the country's media law by insulting the president.

  • Myanmar workers demonstrate for higher minimum wage 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 5:53 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Several hundred workers in Myanmar rallied Sunday for a higher minimum wage despite a warning by factory owners that the demand might put them out of business.

  • Myanmar opposition to run in November polls despite doubts 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 8:52 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - The Myanmar opposition party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi announced Saturday it will contest the general election on Nov. 8 despite misgivings about transparency, in an effort to challenge the ruling military-backed party.

  • Myanmar ratifies world chemical weapons convention 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 6:04 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Myanmar has ratified the chemical weapons convention, bringing the treaty a step closer to its goal of acceptance by every country in the world.

  • Election seen as crucial step for Myanmar set for Nov. 8 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 8:50 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A general election seen as a crucial next step for Myanmar's transition to democracy has been scheduled for Nov. 8.

  • Rights group condemns Myanmar bill on interfaith marriage 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 6:58 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's parliament is "playing with fire" by passing a bill regulating the right of women from the country's Buddhist majority to marry men from outside their religion, an international human rights group said Wednesday.

  • Groups' support helps Burmese immigrants resume weaving 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 10:40 am

    WATERLOO, Iowa - In the front room of an east Waterloo home, four master weavers gather to practice their craft.