Buddhists rage at US ‘Rohingya’ condolence

The waters off Sittwe are often treacherous. Source: Wikimedia Buddhist monks and several hundred other protesters have marched on the US Embassy in Yangon to...

Malaysia Airlines CEO resigns

A Boeing 747-4H6. Source: Flickr     Malaysia Airlines has announced that chief executive Christoph Mueller is leaving the troubled carrier in September. Mueller's exit was due to...

Rakhine rebels claim victory over govt troops

  Rakhine State is one of the poorest parts of impoverished Myanmar. Source: Flickr A Myanmar battalion commander and 20 of his troops have been...

Rohingya demand Suu Kyi’s attention

A police checkpoint at a Rohingya area of Sittwe, Rakhine State’s capital. Source: Wikimedia   Now Aung San Suu Kyi, as Myanmar's de facto prime...

Myanmar frees 199 political prisoners

Insein Prison, Yangon. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar’s judiciary has dropped charges against nearly 200 political prisoners since Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to fight for their...

Suu Kyi promises prisoner releases

Does Aung San Suu Kyi know the way? Photo: Asean Economist Aung San Suu Kyi says all remaining political prisoners will be freed within the...

Suu Kyi faces down military MPs

Myanmar’s Lower House with the military representatives visible in olive tan at the far end. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's military representatives in Parliament have clashed with...

Suu Kyi faces down military MPs

Myanmar’s Lower House with the military representatives visible in olive tan at the far end. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's military representatives in Parliament have clashed with...

China set to win high-speed rail contract 

More than 85 per cent of track on the Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway is laid on viaducts. Source: Wikimedia Chinese contractors are leading the field to win the deal to...

Suu Kyi set for PM role

Suu Kyi has been generous with ministerial portfolios, taking four for herself. Source: Flickr Aung San Suu Kyi plans to create a role for herself...

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