Indian airlines can now operate flights to Myanmar as the country has granted traffic rights to India-based carriers paving the way for air connectivity between the nations. "Yes, we (Indian airlines) got the fifth freedom rights which is a major concession," Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said here.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday declared her intention to run for president, calling for all of the country’s people to share the fruits of its dramatic reforms.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Islamic leaders expressed dismay over decisions by authorities in western Myanmar to restore a two-child limit on Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists and follows accusations of ethnic cleansing.
A boat carrying about 100 Rohingya Muslims capsized off western Myanmar while evacuating people ahead of a coming storm and an unknown number of people are missing, a senior UN official said today.
One person was killed and nine injured after mobs attacked mosques and burned homes in central Myanmar, authorities said today, in the latest religious unrest to erupt in the nation.
Buddhist mobs hurling bricks overran a pair of mosques and torched more than 100 homes in central Myanmar, killing one person and injuring at least nine more in the latest anti-Muslim violence to shake the Southeast Asian nation.
An elegant cemetery in strife-torn southeast Myanmar has long stood as a lonely testament to the fate of thousands of prisoners of war who died building Japan's "Death Railway".
After generations as part of one of Asia's most ethnically diverse societies, Myanmar's Muslims fear they are becoming "scapegoats" of its reform process following a wave of religious violence.
China is intensifying efforts to regain influence in Myanmar as its long-held dominance founders in the face of a transformation in its former army-ruled neighbour, the experts say.
A group of Myanmar Muslims beat eight Buddhists to death at an Indonesian detention centre today after becoming enraged at news of deadly communal violence in their homeland, officials said.
Myanmar has launched an official inquiry into a blaze at a Muslim school that killed 13 boys, state media said on Wednesday, as authorities sought to dismiss fears the fire was linked to religious unrest.
Thirteen people, including children, were killed after a fire broke out on Tuesday in a Muslim school in Yangon due to a suspected electrical fault, police in Myanmar's main city said.
Four private daily newspapers started temporary publication on Monday, signifying the re-introduction of private daily newspapers in Myanmar after a gap of five decades.
Two years after a repressive junta ceded power, Myanmar is grappling with a surge in religious extremism that experts trace to anti-Muslim "provocateurs", including radical Buddhist monks.
The death toll from recent communal violence in central Myanmar has risen to 43 with more than 1,300 homes and other buildings destroyed, state media reported today.