Microsoft enters murky Myanmar market

Microsoft has stepped into the precarious business world of supposedly democratic Myanmar by signing a deal with a conglomerate whose founder has long battled...

Landslide buries Myanmar jade miners

An example of Hpakant's prized jade. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.Many people are missing after a major landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar's northern Kachin State.At least...

Triumphant Suu Kyi returns to parliament

Aung San Suu KyiMyanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi returned to parliament in the capital Naypyitaw on Monday along with dozens of Union Solidarity and Development Party...

Votes counted in landmark poll

Voters hope the military will accept their decision this timeVotes are being counted in Myanmar's first openly contested general election for 25 years.Turnout is...

Votes counted in landmark poll

Voters hope the military will accept their decision this timeVotes are being counted in Myanmar's first openly contested general election for 25 years.Turnout is...

Asean group condemns Myanmar election

Charles SantiagoA group of Southeast Asian political leaders claims Myanmar’s government has ensured Sunday’s general election cannot be considered inclusive or credible.The Asean Parliamentarians...

Myanmar election ‘fundamentally flawed’: Human Rights Watch

Myanmar’s general election, due on November 8, has been condemned as “fundamentally flawed, depriving Burmese of their right to freely elect their government”, by...

Myanmar election ‘fundamentally flawed’: Human Rights Watch

Myanmar’s general election, due on November 8, has been condemned as “fundamentally flawed, depriving Burmese of their right to freely elect their government”, by...

Myanmar opposition candidate vows to return after machete attack

Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.A Myanmar MP from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy who was attacked with a machete...

India to test road to Thailand

Mandalay Palace. The highway will pass through the historic city of Mandalay in Upper Burma. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.The trial run for the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT)...

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