• Cabinet nods for widening scope of dual citizenship

    Cabinet gives final nod to the draft of a law expanding the existing scope of getting dual citizenship.

  • Myanmar MPs hold landmark session

    The first freely elected parliament in Myanmar for 50 years holds its opening session. Hundreds of new MPs, mostly from the National League for Democracy (NLD) but also some smaller parties, sworn and take their seats.

  • National League for Democracy (NLD), Myanmar

    New era as Suu Kyi's novice MPs brace for office

    In a modest dormitory in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw, novice MP Tin Thit recites a poem he has penned called "No Retreat", steeling himself to enter Myanmar's parliament carrying the dreams of a nation left traumatised by army rule.

  • Kidnapped Bangladeshi rescued in Malaysia

    Malaysian police rescue a Bangladeshi expatriate over a week after he is kidnapped by miscreants. Four people are detained in this connection.

  • Myanmar president hails 'triumph' of democratic transition

    Myanmar President Thein Sein hails the "triumph" of the country's transition of power, addressing a military-dominated parliament for the final time before a handover to Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy movement.

  • Myanmar releases political prisoners before power transfer

    Myanmar has began releasing the first of about 100 prisoners on Friday, many of them political detainees, days before a parliament dominated by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi's party sits for the first time after an election win in November.

  • Big earthquake coming, warn Indian experts

    Indian Union home ministry's disaster management experts warn of a bigger catastrophe, earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.2 or greater on the Richter scale which may hit the already ruptured Himalayan region, reports The Times of India.

  • Strong quake kills 6 in northeast India

    Six people are killed and dozens injured when a strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes northeast India, sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets even hundreds of kilometres away in Bangladesh.

  • Bangladesh wakes up to tremors

    It is a surprise wake up call for people across Bangladesh in the dawn when a 6.7 magnitude earthquake jolted Dhaka and other parts of the country. According to US Geological Survey, the epicentre is northwest of Imphal in India, near the Myanmar border.

  • 'Many missing' in Myanmar landslide

    Dozens of people are reportedly missing and feared dead after a landslide hit a jade mining region in Myanmar's northern Kachin state.

  • Myanmar ‘yaba trader’ killed in ‘gunfight’ in Teknaf

    An alleged Myanmarese Yaba trader is killed in “gunfight” with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Naf River near Teknaf upazila.

  • Top four newsmakers of 2015

    Looking back at the eventful year, some names stand out head and shoulders above others, and have managed to make headlines with significant contributions to the whole as a whole. Let’s meet some of the luminaries of 2015 who have shown bright as a beacon of inspiration for many people around the world.

  • Radiant Rangoon

    The curious appeal of Rangoon, as late, is its stark contradictions. They are manifested almost in everywhere. The winds of change by opening up to the world has resulted in import of newest model Japanese cars , growing number of swanky hotels, Latin and European football mania , fast-food joints to almost anything trendy across the globe.

  • Myanmar general backs Suu Kyi

    Myanmar's former military ruler sees erstwhile foe Aung San Suu Kyi as the country's "future leader" and pledges support for her in a secret meeting.

  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi in transition talks

    Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party won a landslide victory in elections last month, meets President Thein Sein to discuss the handover of power.

  • Mawlamyine’s “damaged eye”-4

    The Soe Brothers Guesthouse jointly organises a roundtrip with the Breeze guesthouse in Mawlamyine.

  • Myanmar's icon will become president

    What is needed is for Suu Kyi to sit down with the top three men in the government and map out the transfer of power.

  • Hopes fade for 100 miners missing after Myanmar landslide

    Hopes faded that any of 100 people still missing would be found alive two days after a landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar smashed into a makeshift settlement, burying mine workers as they slept.

  • 90 dead in Myanmar landslide

    At least 90 people have died in a huge landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, officials say as search teams continued to find bodies in one of the deadliest disasters to strike the country's shadowy jade industry.

  • Suu Kyi's NLD wins majority in Myanmar

    The National League for Democracy has won a landslide victory in Myanmar's historic election, say vote officials.

  • Suu Kyi seeks talks with military

    Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has requested meetings with the military-backed leadership next week to discuss national reconciliation.

  • After the exhilaration comes the doubt

    It was the only show in town on Sunday, as huge numbers of people showed up at Yangon's polling stations. The shining eyes reflected voters' eagerness to voice their aspirations for change.

  • Suu Kyi wins big

    Myanmar's voters have spoken in the first openly contested election after 25 years, and the National League for Democracy...

  • Suu Kyi says polls 'not free but fair'

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told the BBC that Sunday's national elections were "not free but fair". In her first interview since the polls, Suu Kyi congratulated the people of Myanmar.

  • Suu Kyi heads for landslide victory

    Myanmar's ruling party concedes defeat in the country's general election as the opposition led by democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi appears on course for a landslide victory.

  • A long-awaited election

    The November 8 election in Myanmar is a step forward and a significant improvement on the manifestly rigged affair in 2010.

  • Counting starts after key Myanmar poll

    Votes are being counted in Myanmar's first openly contested national election after 25 years.

  • Myanmar enters final day of campaigning

    Candidates in Myanmar enters their final day of campaigning ahead of Sunday's general election.

  • Disciplined democracy versus Time for change

    Sadly neither the USDP nor NLD has chosen Muslim candidates to contest, though Myanmar has over five million Muslims. Rohingyas are automatically disenfranchised as they are not considered citizens of the country. It will be a Muslim-free election.

  • Amnesty warns over Asia migrant boat crisis

    Amnesty International said Bangladeshi migrants and persecuted Rohingya fleeing Myanmar faced "hellish" conditions on trafficking boats.

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