Strong currents are hampering efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of a ferry accident which killed at least 34 people off western Myanmar, as hopes dimmed for the missing.
Beijing will "resolutely" protect citizens near its southwestern border, Premier Li Keqiang said March 15 after a bomb dropped by a Myanmar warplane killed five people on Chinese territory.
Leaders of the Kachin Independence Army and the Tatmadaw are due to meet in Nay Pyi Taw on March 16, said a senior official from the Myanmar Peace Center.
Rescuers were frantically searching for survivors March 14 after an overloaded ferry sank in rough waters off the coast of western Myanmar killing more than 30 people and leaving at least a dozen more missing.
China sent fighter jets to patrol its border with Myanmar after a bomb dropped by a Myanmar warplane killed four Chinese in southwestern Yunnan province, state media reported March 14.
Assistance Association for Political Prisoners claims to have received reports of torture used on students recently detained by police in Letpadan, according to a press release from the NGO on March 13.
NGO Fortify Rights has called on the Myanmar government to immediately and unconditionally release a group of five Rohingya prisoners of conscience being held in Sittwe prison, Rakhine State, according to a press release from the NGO on March 14.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pledged to improve protection for migrant workers from Myanmar during talks with the country's President Thein Sein on March 13.
China summoned Myanmar’s ambassador in Beijing on March 13 after four Chinese were killed by a bomb dropped by a Myanmar warplane near the border, state-run Xinhua newsagency reported.
The United Nations criticised on March 13 a crackdown on student-led protests in Myanmar this week, demanding that the demonstrators be released and that the country investigate reports of excessive police force.