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Police arrest students and other protestors in Letpadan. Photo: Thet Ko
Wednesday, April 1 2015

“I am safe,” said the long-awaited message that ended days of anxiety about the whereabouts of its sender.

A Chinese Coast Guard vessel (right) using water cannon against a Vietnamese fisheries surveillance ship in disputed waters of the South China Sea off Vietnam’s central coast, in a file photo taken on June 2, 2014. Reports of an encounter between the two countries in the South China Sea in June 2011 were censored by the Myanmar authorities in China’s favour. Photo: AFP/Vietnam News Agency
Wednesday, April 1 2015

Myanmar was founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement and has long embraced a neutral foreign policy, although ...

Workers at a jade mine area in Kachin State. Photo: Mizzima
Wednesday, April 1 2015

Rescuers are searching for more than 20 miners buried by a landslide at a jade mine in remote war-torn northern Myanmar ...

Philip Blackwood with his fiance Noemi Almo. Photo: Givealittle.co.nz campaign
Wednesday, April 1 2015

The parents of Philip Blackwood, jailed for posting an image of Buddha with headphones to promote his Yangon bar, say ...

Danish students show support in the "We support Myanmar students" Facebook campaign. Photo: We support Myanmar Students/Facebook
Wednesday, April 1 2015

Over 25,000 people from Myanmar and the around the world have joined a campaign on Facebook calling for the release of dozens of ...

US ambassador to Myanmar Derek Mitchell. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Wednesday, April 1 2015

The US government has responded positively to the news that the Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups have signed ...

Farm girls plant paddy as they work in a field near Kawkareik Township of Kayin State, Myanmar, October 3, 2014. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Wednesday, April 1 2015

The Karen Human Rights Group says a road planned by the Myanmar government with funding from the Asian Development Bank ...

Mr Vijay Nambiar, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar, observes peace talks between the Myanmar government’s peace delegation and the Kachin Independence Organization in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina on May 28, 2013. Photo: Mizzima
Tuesday, March 31 2015

The Special Adviser on Myanmar to the UN Secretary-General Mr Vijay Nambiar has welcomed the “milestone” agreement ...

Dozens of Myanmar migrants including several Rohingya have just been arrested in southern Thailand. Here ethnic Rohingya refugees sit waiting after Thai police officers arrested them in Phang Nga province, southern Thailand, October 11, 2014. Photo: EPA
Tuesday, March 31 2015

Thai police said on March 31 that they had charged 70 migrants from Myanmar and six Rohingya Muslims with illegal entry ...

Chin Human Rights Organization Executive Director Salai Bawi Lian answering media questions at the Summit Parkview Hotel in Yangon on March 25-26, 2015. Photo: CHRO
Tuesday, March 31 2015

The Chin Human Rights Organization has stressed that Myanmar should do all it can to retain its diversity of languages and ...

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