First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Mar 24, 2017

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Myanmar's first Japanese food court opened this week in Yangon under a joint venture between Tokyo-based trading giant Sojitz Corp. and local retail chain City Mart Holdings. Dubbed "Tokyo Dining City," the facility has six restaurants that bring together the authentic culinary arts of Japan ...

Dozens killed in fresh clashes on Myanmar's China border

Mar 15, 2017

Dozens killed in fresh clashes on Myanmar's China border

Raging battles on Myanmar's border with China have claimed dozens more lives, military and official sources said Wednesday, as the mounting death toll landed a fresh blow to the government's faltering peace process. Fighting broke out between troops and ethnic minority rebels in the Chinese-speaking ...

Magic in the air: Myanmar wizardry flourishes

Mar 12, 2017

Magic in the air: Myanmar wizardry flourishes

From spells to win back an errant lover to help communing with the spirits, Myanmar's mediums, soothsayers and wizards dabbling in the occult, are in high demand. Most people here believe in a brand of Buddhism laced with animism and magic, but since the end ...

Feb 13, 2017

Malaysian aid ship to help Rohingyas arrives in Bangladesh

A Malaysian aid ship arrived Monday in Bangladesh carrying aid for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Myanmar, many citing abuses by the Myanmar security forces. Nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled from Buddhist-majority Myanmar's Rakhine state to Bangladesh to escape a ...