Feb 18, 2015

Myanmar puts army in charge in troubled Kokang region

Myanmar granted its military unprecedented powers to deal with fighting between ethnic minority rebels and government troops in the Kokang region, after weeklong clashes left dozens of soldiers dead and sent tens of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighboring China. Two announcements, signed by ...

Jan 30, 2015

Myanmar tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded

An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, including a large black seabird with a ballooning red neck sack and a tiny black-and-white falconet with a surprised, pandalike expression. The Great Frigate ...

Jan 18, 2015

Myanmar woman screams her innocence before Saudi beheading

A Myanmar woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for killing her husband’s young daughter is seen screaming her innocence in a video posted on the Internet on Saturday. Saudi authorities have arrested someone for filming the incident, said local newspapers. They did not say what ...

Nov 21, 2014

Myanmar army admits deadly attack on Kachin rebels

Myanmar’s army has admitted a heavy weapons strike in strife-torn northern Kachin state that rebels say killed over 20 people, government-backed media said Friday, as escalation of the fighting cast doubt over faltering peace talks. The military said its artillery hit a Kachin Independence ...

Japan, ASEAN hold regional security talks in Myanmar

Nov 20, 2014

Japan, ASEAN hold regional security talks in Myanmar

Defense Minister Akinori Eto on Wednesday discussed cooperation in maritime security, humanitarian aid and disaster relief with Southeast Asian counterparts at a meeting in Myanmar. The gathering in Bagan, central Myanmar, was the first of its kind to boost security ties between Tokyo and ...

Nov 19, 2014

Eto to visit Myanmar to join first talks with ASEAN defense ministers

Defense Minister Akinori Eto will meet his ASEAN counterparts in Myanmar for the first gathering of its kind between Tokyo and the 10-nation bloc, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. During the meeting on Wednesday, Eto will likely discuss cooperation in maritime security, humanitarian aid ...

Nov 17, 2014

Jalux, Mitsubishi to run airport in Myanmar

A joint venture mostly owned by Japanese trading houses Jalux Inc. and Mitsubishi Corp. has signed an agreement to operate Mandalay International Airport in Myanmar, the transport ministry said Monday. The joint venture, MC-Jalux Airport Services Co., owned 45.5 percent each by Jalux and ...