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...

Myanmar oil imports surge with 8% growth

Yangon’s docks need upgrading. Source: Asean Economist Myanmar’s oil imports are surging to fuel its fast-growing economy and rebuild decrepit infrastructure, creating a shipping boom.  With...

MPs scrap junta-era law

Insein Prison in Yangon. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar has scrapped a law used by its former military dictators to silence opposition. It could jail anyone who...

Obama lifts Myanmar sanctions

Aung San Suu Kyi and President Barack Obama enjoy a warm relationship. Source: Wikimedia US trade sanctions dating back to 1989 against Myanmar will be...

Muslims blast Suu Kyi’s Harvard prize

Rakhine State is one of the poorest in Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia   Muslim US undergraduates are criticising the Harvard Foundation’s selection of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung...

Suu Kyi enforces ruler on unstable Rakhine

Mrauk U, Rakhine State. The enchanting destination is extremely difficult to reach because of the isolated state's poor infrastructure. Source: Wikimedia More than half of the cabinet...

Militants attack Myanmar police outposts

Buddhist militants in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State have reportedly killed 13 police and injured nine others in attacks on four police posts to coincide...

Myanmar media arrests sparks fury

Lawi Weng, a reporter for the Irrawaddy news site, and two Democratic Voice of Burma journalists have been arrested near the eastern border with...

Rebel armies back Htin Kyaw

The new government must placate Myanmar's powerful rebel armies. Source: Wikimedia  Three ethnic rebel armies currently engaged in conflict with Myanmar's military says it is...

Blood-stained keyboards 

Myanmar is fast returning to its previous status as a pariah state as thousands protest across Asian cities to denounce the persecution of its...

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