Pregnant foreign woman becomes Myanmar's first Zika case

Oct 28, 2016

Pregnant foreign woman becomes Myanmar's first Zika case

Myanmar’s first case of Zika infection has been identified in a pregnant foreign woman in the country’s largest city Yangon, state media reported Thursday night. Authorities confirmed the infection in the 32-year-old woman Wednesday following laboratory test, the report quoted the Ministry of Health ...

Oct 17, 2016

14 dead, scores missing in Myanmar ferry disaster

Rescuers have discovered 14 bodies and expect to find scores more after a ferry packed with teachers, students and workers capsized in central Myanmar, local authorities said Monday. A total of 154 people have been rescued since the boat sank early Saturday morning about ...

Fear grips western Myanmar as troops pour in

Oct 11, 2016

Fear grips western Myanmar as troops pour in

Fear gripped Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Tuesday as troops hunted attackers behind recent deadly raids on police, ratcheting up tensions in a restive region scarred by religious violence between Buddhists and Muslims. Troops started pouring into the area around Maungdaw, a town in the ...

Myanmar jails Dutch tourist for pulling plug on Buddhist sermon

Oct 6, 2016

Myanmar jails Dutch tourist for pulling plug on Buddhist sermon

A Myanmar court on Thursday jailed a Dutch tourist for three months with hard labor for insulting religion after he unplugged an amplifier relaying a late-night Buddhist sermon. Klass Haytema, 30, was arrested two weeks ago after he pulled the plug on the Buddhist ...

Oct 1, 2016

Chinese naval ships visit Myanmar to reinforce military ties

Two Chinese naval ships have arrived in Myanmar’s main city of Yangon for a five-day visit, state media said on Saturday, the latest move by Beijing to reinforce military ties with its strategically located southern neighbor. China has been on a diplomatic offensive since ...