A court in army-ruled Myanmar on Tuesday found opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of violating an internal security law, a ruling certain to anger the West and further isolate the regime.
The court sentenced her to three years in pr
Myanmar's junta gave the US military permission to fly in relief supplies for the survivors of Cyclone Nargis, Thai Supreme Commander Boonsrang Niumpradit told Reuters on Thursday.
'We have helped the Americans to talk to the Myanmar gover
At least 15,000 people were killed in the Myanmar cyclone and the toll was likely to rise as officials made contact with the worst-hit Irrawaddy delta areas
Foreign minister Nyan Win said on state television that 10,000 people had died in
Myanmar's military government has a provisional death toll of 10,000 from this weekend's devastating cyclone, with another 3,000 missing, a diplomat said on Monday after a briefing from Foreign Minister Nyan Win.
'The basic message was tha
More than 200 people have been killed in military-ruled Myanmar by a Category 3 cyclone that ripped through Yangon and the Irrawaddy delta, where it flattened two towns, officials and state media said on Sunday.
Packing winds of 190 km (12
Myanmar's military government declared five disaster areas, including its main city, on Sunday after a large tropical cyclone killed at least four people in Yangon, state newspapers said.
The city was without power and water and the street
China will be asked to do more to encourage the military rulers of Myanmar to engage in dialogue with the opposition, the UN special envoy to the troubled Southeast Asian nation said on Thursday.
Ibrahim Gambari praised the role of Beijing
Crowds of protesters in central Yangon scattered on Thursday after more then 200 soldiers and police marched through the streets with loudspeakers, ordering people to go home or risk being shot, a witness said.
Earlier, one protester fell
At least two Buddhist monks were killed in Myanmar's main city on Wednesday when security forces moved in to disperse the biggest anti-junta demonstrations in 20 years, a monastery official said.
Earlier, troops fired shots over the heads