Jan 14, 2013 01:26 EST
At least eight Indonesian illegal migrants were missing after a boat smuggling them out of Malaysia sank in rough seas on Monday while 41 other people were rescued, an official said.
Jan 13, 2013 16:43 EST
The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross arrived in Myanmar on Sunday to meet with President Thein Sein and other officials, the first-ever visit to the nation by an ICRC president.
Jan 13, 2013 15:44 EST
As it strives to become Asia's next economic star Myanmar has set its sights on overhauling its battered and distrusted banking system, a move which could pave the way for foreign lenders to open branches.
Jan 13, 2013 06:34 EST
Myanmar's state media said Sunday three army personnel were killed when a helicopter crashed in conflict-torn northern Kachin state, rebutting rebel claims that the aircraft had been shot down.
Jan 12, 2013 14:01 EST
A desperate search for three people missing in a landslide in southwestern China ended on Saturday when their bodies were pulled from the mud, taking the final death toll to 46 -- many of them children.
Jan 11, 2013 15:20 EST
Three people remain missing after a landslide which killed 43, including seven from a single family, struck a remote village in southwestern China, state media said Saturday.
Jan 11, 2013 09:52 EST
A landslide killed at least 42 people including seven from a single family when it smashed into a remote village in southwestern China on Friday, state media said.
Jan 11, 2013 07:06 EST
Myanmar's president has defended the army's response to the ethnic Kachin rebellion, state media reported on Friday, despite a recent escalation of violence that has further dimmed peace prospects.
Jan 11, 2013 06:58 EST
A landslide killed at least 36 people including seven from a single family when it smashed into a remote village in southwestern China on Friday, state-run media said.
Jan 11, 2013 05:34 EST
Around 400 Rohingya migrants discovered in a raid on a camp hidden in a remote rubber plantation in southern Thailand will be deported back to Myanmar, Thai police said on Friday.
Jan 11, 2013 04:52 EST
A landslide in southwestern China on Friday killed at least 22 people, including seven from one family, with some two dozen others trapped, local authorities said.
Jan 10, 2013 07:35 EST
With its glossy pages of pouting models and racy romance tips, Myanmar's first sex education magazine has got the usually demure nation hot under the collar as it explores new-found cultural freedom.
Jan 10, 2013 03:04 EST
With its photos of scantily clad women and advice on bedroom secrets, Myanmar's first sex education magazine has proven a step too far for the country's censors who have banned it from publication.
Jan 09, 2013 02:13 EST
A British-led excavation team hunting for dozens of rare Spitfires in Myanmar said Wednesday they were confident about recovering the World War II-era planes after finding a crate buried in the ground.
Jan 08, 2013 22:38 EST
A deep 5.9-magnitude quake rattled the India-Myanmar border region, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Jan 07, 2013 06:52 EST
Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition Monday said it plans to hold its first ever national conference next month, in the latest sign of the party's mainstream role after decades of repression under Myanmar's former junta.
Jan 06, 2013 23:01 EST
With its glossy pages of pouting models and racy romance tips, Myanmar's first sex education magazine has got the usually demure nation hot under the collar as it cashes in on new-found cultural freedom.
Jan 06, 2013 02:39 EST
Myanmar democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday said she would not step in to help end worsening conflict between the army and ethnic Kachin rebels without government approval.
Jan 05, 2013 07:50 EST
A team hunting for a rumoured hoard of World War II Spitfire planes in Myanmar left Britain on Saturday to start the dig, comparing the excitement to the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.
Jan 05, 2013 01:38 EST
Mediators trying to broker a peace deal between the military and ethnic minority rebels in northern Myanmar appealed to Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to help end the bloody conflict.