(VIDEO) Widow of Inn Dinn massacre victim ‘very happy’ for Reuters journalists’ release

The widow of one of the 10 Rohingya men and boys massacred by Myanmar troops in September 2017 has issued a heartfelt thank you and congratulations to Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Reuters journalists jailed for exposing the massacre to the world. In a video posted online today, Rahmat Khatun, widow of ...

See Yangon firefighters rescue residents trapped in market blaze that injured 15 (Video)

See Yangon firefighters rescue residents trapped in market blaze that injured 15 (Video)

A series of dramatic, live videos posted online show fire department rescue workers leading to safety those trapped above a famed downtown market where a fire this morning injured...

Couple behind Bagan temple Pornhub sex video charged with blasphemy

Couple behind Bagan temple Pornhub sex video charged with blasphemy

They don’t know who they are or where they are, but Myanmar says it will prosecute two foreign tourists who turned a Bagan temple into the backdrop for their made-for-Pornhub...

Graft accusations swirl over 190M kyat Myanmar blew on diploma mills

Graft accusations swirl over 190M kyat Myanmar blew on diploma mills

Myanmar paid over 190 million kyat (US$130,000) to bogus academic institutions for educational services, lawmakers revealed during a recent assembly debate, amid allegations of...

On guard, Myanmar asks for travel sector vigilance as Wuhan infections accelerate across region

On guard, Myanmar asks for travel sector vigilance as Wuhan infections accelerate across region

While a vigilant Myanmar braces for its first case of a deadly Chinese virus and looks to restrict tour groups, infections and fatalities continue to skyrocket in China and the...

Miss Myanmar comes out at Miss Universe, competes as 1st gay contestant

Miss Myanmar comes out at Miss Universe, competes as 1st gay contestant

The Miss Universe pageant may have ended with South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi getting the crown, but a different spotlight has remained shining on Miss Myanmar, who seized the...

Suu Kyi fans join VIP tours for Rohingya genocide trial

Suu Kyi fans join VIP tours for Rohingya genocide trial

Ardent fans of Aung San Suu Kyi are snapping up spots on $2,000 tours to The Hague, in a display of moral support as Myanmar faces charges of genocide over the Rohingya crisis at...

Landmine explodes, killing German tourist in Myanmar

Landmine explodes, killing German tourist in Myanmar

A German tourist was killed and an Argentine woman injured in a landmine explosion in Myanmar’s eastern Shan state, local police said Wednesday, days after the country was...

Riding high on Myanmar’s human-powered Ferris wheels

Riding high on Myanmar’s human-powered Ferris wheels

Aung careers toward the ground, hanging from one arm on the basket of one of Myanmar’s human-powered Ferris wheels, relying on gravity-defying agility and split-second...

Myanmar may have chemical weapons stockpile: US

Myanmar may have chemical weapons stockpile: US

Myanmar is in breach of a global convention banning chemical weapons and may have a stockpile left over from the 1980s, the United States said on Monday. The Southeast Asian...

22 Rohingya arrested after fleeing Myanmar camp by boat

22 Rohingya arrested after fleeing Myanmar camp by boat

Twenty-two Rohingya Muslims trying to escape one of Myanmar’s camps by boat were arrested after they were forced ashore by their leaking vessel, local police said Friday....


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