The tentative deal, which comes as heavy fighting between the military and rebel groups continues to ravage a northern border area, sets out the framework for a countrywide ceasefire - a key target of the government as the nation heads towards crucial elections later this year. Negotiators shake hands on the draft text of the deal on March 30, 2015. Photo Hein Htet/Mizzima
Tuesday, March 31 2015

Myanmar peace negotiators agreed the draft text of a historic nationwide ceasefire agreement on March 30, as the country edges ...

Tuesday, March 31 2015

Myanmar is one of 19 guest countries attending an Asia-Pacific marine security conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia this week, according to the Jakarta Globe on March 30.

The Indonesian Maritime Security Agency or Bakamla and Australia’s Border and Custom Protection Service are hosting the sixth Maritime Security Desktop Exercise, an event aimed at enhancing cooperation on maritime security and maritime-resource protection. The event runs from March 30-April 1.

U Moe Kyaw Than, 47, volunteer of Myanmar Red Cross who was wounded in rescue convoy attack on 17 February, lies on bed at Lashio General Hospital, Lashio, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 19, 2015. U Moe Kyaw Than reportedly died from his wounds on March 27. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Tuesday, March 31 2015

A Myanmar aid worker injured in an attack last month on a convoy in Shan state has died of his wounds, state media ...

Veteran journalist U Thiha Saw
Monday, March 30 2015

Veteran journalist U Thiha Saw, is a member of Myanmar’s Press Council (Interim) and is the editorial director of Myanmar Consolidated ...

Monday, March 30 2015

It wasn’t long ago that Yangon was a sleepy place. Electricity was at best erratic, internet and phone connections scant, buildings crumbly, business slow and roads lightly trafficked.

The Thanlwin or Salween close to the Myanmar-Thailand border. Photo: Adam Oswell/EPA
Monday, March 30 2015

An historic two-day event was held March 27-28 to honour the natural and cultural heritage of the Thanlwin or Salween River and its people.

The Arakan Army claims to have captured a Tatmadaw captain in armed clashes in Rakhine State on March 29, 2015. Arakan Army soldiers. Photo: Arakan Army/Facebook
Monday, March 30 2015

Two armed clashes between units of the Arakan Army and government troops in Rakhine State on March 29 saw the capture of ...

Solar Impulse 2 aircraft inside its inflatable hanger at the Mandalay International Airport in Mandalay, Myanmar, on March 20, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima
Monday, March 30 2015

Solar Impulse 2 took off from Mandalay early on Monday and headed for China’s Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to ...

Panel discussion underway on Day 2 of the IPI World Congress on March 28, 2015. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Sunday, March 29 2015

As a small group of protesters stood outside, participants at the International Press Institute world congress discussed ...

The flag of the European Union flies outside of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Photo: Patrick Seeger/EPA
Saturday, March 28 2015

The government has criticised a European Union resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 27, ...


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