- Protest in Myanmar targets US Embassy use of term 'Rohingya' Updated: Apr-28-16 10:32 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Buddhist monks joined several hundred protesters outside the U.S. Embassy in Myanmar on Thursday to demand it stop using the term "Rohingya" to refer to a Muslim ethnic minority group.
- German tourists in Myanmar recovering from land mine blast Updated: Apr-27-16 7:21 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Two German tourists and their local guide were recovering Wednesday from wounds suffered when they accidentally set off a land mine in eastern Myanmar.
- Myanmar military helicopter crashes, 2 pilots rescued Updated: Apr-26-16 5:29 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A military helicopter crashed into a reservoir in Myanmar during a training exercise Tuesday and both pilots were rescued by fishermen, the armed forces newspaper reported.
- Myanmar or Burma? Take your choice, Suu Kyi tells diplomats Updated: Apr-22-16 11:27 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has made clear to foreign diplomats: It doesn't matter if they call her country Myanmar, or its old name, Burma.
- Myanmar media company greases wrong palm, flouts gift limit Updated: Apr-21-16 5:55 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's new government scolded a media group for flouting guidelines against corruption by presenting an envelope with more than $4,000 as a gift to an official.
- Myanmar's Suu Kyi vows to amend junta-era constitution Updated: Apr-18-16 2:52 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed Monday to push for constitutional amendments to build a true democracy in the Southeast Asian country as it emerges from decades of military control.
- Myanmar's new president pledges to free political prisoners Updated: Apr-16-16 11:54 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's new president on Sunday pledged to continue efforts to release remaining political prisoners as part of the sweeping democratic changes his government envisions after a half-century of military control.
- Strong quake hits Myanmar, but no deaths reported Updated: Apr-13-16 10:25 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - A strong earthquake struck Myanmar on Wednesday night and was felt in parts of eastern India and Bangladesh, but an official said Thursday that there were no immediate reports of serious injuries or major damage in Myanmar.
- Myanmar's new de facto leader Suu Kyi has cataract surgery Updated: Apr-10-16 9:21 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's new de facto leader, has undergone an eye operation for cataracts, state media said Sunday.
- Aung San Suu Kyi has busy week meeting foreign diplomats Updated: Apr-07-16 10:06 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Myanmar's high-profile new foreign minister, Aung San Suu Kyi, met her Canadian counterpart on Thursday, as dignitaries visit the country to meet the Nobel laureate.
- Obama commits US support in call with new Myanmar president Updated: Apr-06-16 3:24 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is telling Myanmar's new president that his election marks a "historic step forward" for democracy in Myanmar.
- Myanmar's former president leaves office, joins monkhood Updated: Apr-05-16 3:25 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's former president Thein Sein has shed his formal attire and his hair to join the Buddhist monkhood.
- Prominent political prisoner freed in Myanmar, many remain Updated: Apr-01-16 3:39 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A prominent political prisoner was released Friday after he finished his six-month jail sentence, coincidentally on the day that Myanmar's new, democratically-elected government began working.
- Myanmar democracy takes momentous step with new president Updated: Mar-30-16 10:23 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Myanmar's slow transition to democracy took a momentous step Wednesday as a trusted aide to ruling-party leader Aung San Suu Kyi took over as the country's president, officially ending more than 50 years of the military's control over government.
- Obama congratulates Myanmar on swearing-in of new president Updated: Mar-30-16 10:01 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the inauguration of Myanmar's new president marks a historic milestone in the country's transition to a democratically elected, civilian-led government.