Troops patrolled the streets of a central Myanmar town Saturday after Buddhist-Muslim unrest tore through the area leaving at least 20 dead and spurring the government to declare emergency rule.
Myanmar declared martial law in four central townships on Friday after unrest between Buddhists and Muslims stoked fears that last year's sectarian bloodshed was spreading into the country's heartland in a test of Asia's newest democracy.
A lawmaker says at least 20 people have died in two days of rioting between Buddhists and Muslims in a central Myanmar town where residents remained locked in their homes, too afraid to walk the streets.
At least 10 people have been killed in riots in central Myanmar, a local MP said on Thursday, in the country's worst communal violence since Buddhist-Muslim clashes in western Rakhine state last year.
Two people including a Buddhist monk were killed and at least three mosques were destroyed after riots broke out in a town in central Myanmar, police said today.
Myanmar President Thein Sein welcomed closer ties with Australia today as he asked for continued support through his country's transition to "peace, democracy and prosperity".
Myanmar’s parliament took the first step on Friday towards the possible amendment of the constitution which was drafted under a military regime and bars Nobel laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from the presidency.
Opponents of a nearly $1bn copper mine in north-western Burma have expressed outrage over a government-ordered report that said the project should continue and that refrained from demanding punishment for police involved in a violent crackdown on protesters.
Myanmar police used phosphorus in a crackdown on a rally against a copper mine last year, causing "unnecessary" injuries to dozens of protesters, a parliamentary report led by Aung San Suu Kyi said today.
India and Myanmar are all set to interact more closely at the business and intelligentsia level following the visit of a multi-think tank delegation from India to that country.
Aung San Suu Kyi was selected to remain head of Myanmar’s main opposition party, keeping her leadership post even as the party undergoes a makeover to adjust to the country’s new democratic framework.
Aung San Suu Kyi was re-elected as Myanmar opposition leader today at a landmark congress that stopped short of sweeping changes in its ageing top ranks ahead of key elections in 2015.
Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday called for her once-banned party to unify as it prepares for landmark 2015 polls, conceding there had been "some fighting" over party positions.
Aung San Suu Kyi's long-silenced opposition opened its first ever party conference today, as it sets its sights on the challenges of power in Myanmar after years in the political wilderness.
Thousands seize chance to profit from abandoned oil wells in spirit of enterprise denied under military regime.