One year on: Daily struggle makes Rohingya forget wounds and worries

Rohingya laborer Jamal struggles to carry bricks in the Bangladesh camp that is now home, having lost an arm after being shot and left for dead fleeing an attack in Myanmar one year ago. But like many who fled the violent crackdown by Myanmar forces, the 20-year-old has strived to rebuild his life since joining ...

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Baby snake fossil in Kachin amber sheds light on snake evolution

Baby snake fossil in Kachin amber sheds light on snake evolution

The oldest and possibly first fossilized baby snake known to science is the subject of a new paleontological study published last week that offers new insights into the...

Myanmar, Israel agree to edit their own histories in each other’s textbooks

Myanmar, Israel agree to edit their own histories in each other’s textbooks

The governments of Myanmar and Israel signed an agreement on Monday that will promote Holocaust education in Myanmar and allow each country to determine how it is depicted in...

Myanmar amber preserves tick trapped in spider web for 99 million years

Myanmar amber preserves tick trapped in spider web for 99 million years

A tick that was caught in a spider’s web 99 million years ago in northern Myanmar has been discovered in a shard of fossilized amber, giving scientists a glimpse into the...

Why is Thingyan on April 13 every year?

Why is Thingyan on April 13 every year?

Have you ever wondered why Thingyan, also known as Burmese New Year or Water Festival, starts on April 13 every year? A recent article by Myanmar News Market explains that the...

Bamar affairs minister presides over ceremony for ancient ‘Pyu’ beads in Mon State

Bamar affairs minister presides over ceremony for ancient ‘Pyu’ beads in Mon State

Mon State’s Bamar ethnic affairs minister U Shwe Myint was one of two officials selected to preside yesterday over the donation of a trove of antique clay and stone...

100 million-year-old tailed spider discovered in Myanmar amber

100 million-year-old tailed spider discovered in Myanmar amber

Two teams of scientists on Monday unveiled a “missing-link” species of spider with a scorpion-like tail found perfectly preserved in amber in Southeast Asia’s...

Bagan UNESCO bid to be submitted this month

Bagan UNESCO bid to be submitted this month

The Myanmar government is expected to submit an application for the Bagan Archaeological Zone to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site by the end of this month, state media...

Mrauk U massacre exposes Myanmar’s combustible ethnic mix

Mrauk U massacre exposes Myanmar’s combustible ethnic mix

The deaths of at least seven ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in Myanmar’s northwest have cast fresh light on the complex swirl of religious and ethnic tensions in one of the...

Bago palace uses anti-Burmese symbol to attract Thai tourists

Bago palace uses anti-Burmese symbol to attract Thai tourists

The people who run the Kanbawza Thardi Palace in Bago – a replica of the King Bayinnaung’s 16th century palace – have devised a clever way to entice Thai tourists to visit...


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