The parents of two detained student leaders Ko Min Thway Thit and Ma Phyo Phyo Aung met with their children...
The Tatmadaw will maintain its role in politics to support the transition to democracy but will eventually submit to civilian rule, President U Thein Sein told the BBC in an interview broadcast on March 20, Reuters news agency reported.
The military had initiated the reform process and still needed to play a political role to support the transition, President U Thein Sein said, referring to the seven-point roadmap for a transition to democracy unveiled by the ruling junta in August 2003.
President U Thein Sein met the pilots of the Solar Impulse on the morning March 20 after the aircraft landed at Mandalay International Airport the night before.
Pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg have brought their “clean energy” message to Myanmar as they attempt to fly their solar-powered plane around the world.
Mr Piccard flew the latest leg of their epic journey, flying in from Varanasi, India and arriving at 7.51 pm the night before.
A refugee community from Myanmar in North Carolina, US, has been shocked by a triple homicide.
An 18-year-old ethnic Karen man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing deaths of three children in the southeastern US state, police said March 18.
Responding to a report of a person walking down the street with a knife, police disarmed Eh Lar Doh Htoo late March 17 at a house in New Bern, North Carolina, where they found the bodies of two of the victims. The third died as he was being transported to a hospital.
A Myanmar court’s decision sentencing two journalists to prison with hard labour for allegedly defaming a military officer shows the need for the country to enact legal reforms to guarantee respect for media freedom, the International Press Institute said on March 19.
A white armband campaign was launched on March 19 in Yangon and another 19 townships as a protest against the government’s violent crackdown on student protestors.
The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft landed in Mandalay at around 8 pm March 19 after leaving Varanasi 16 hours earlier.
The flight piloted by Mr Bertrand Piccard reached a top speed of 200 kilometres as hour at one point in a jet stream, according to Mr Piccard, talking in radio conversation with his team in Monaco, as he approached Myanmar.
Mr Piccard recalled the first time he had been in Myanmar, in 1998, when he made a failed attempt to fly around the world in a high altitude balloon. At that time, he was invited by the Myanmar authorities to make an emergency landing.
A UN rights expert, who was harshly criticised and threatened during a recent visit to Myanmar, said March 18 she expected the government to invite her back and to ensure her safety, despite another threat having been made against her.
"I am convinced I will be invited back," United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Yanghee Lee told reporters in Geneva.
Solar Impulse 2 took off in the early hours of March 19 from Varanasi, India on route for Mandalay.
The flight piloted by Mr Bertrand Piccard is expected to take 16 hours before it lands in Myanmar, according to the team.
The aircraft landed in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi on March 18 for an overnight stopover after its pilot launched an angry attack on Indian bureaucracy following a lengthy hold-up in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state.
Myanmar will inspect all state-owned vessels after a ferry accident off the country's western Rakhine state that left at least 61 people dead, state media said on March 18.
The boat, which was carrying more than 200 passengers and crew, was "overloaded when it capsized" on March 13 evening, said transport minister U Nyan Tun Aung, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar.