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  • By-elections are underway in Myanmar

    Priscilla Clapp, U.S. Institute of Peace, says NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyii has made progress by bringing civilians into the peace process.

  • Times are tough for the global nonproliferation movement, but one Southeast Asian country offers a valuable success story.

  • YANGON, March 22- One of China's biggest state-owned lenders has suspended an account used to fund ethnic rebels fighting government troops in Myanmar, halting an arrangement that could have stoked diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Myanmar. The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, which clashed with government forces this month, said...

  • *Long-delayed project tests China- Myanmar relations. YANGON/ BEIJING, March 21- Nearly a decade in the making, a project to pump oil 770 km across Myanmar to southwest China is set for imminent start-up, with a supertanker nearing the port of Kyauk Phyu, marking the opening of a new oil trading route. It would also be a rare win for China in Myanmar after a diplomatic...

  • A Burmese woman walks by billboards in Yangon, Myanmar.

    Despite few in Myanmar knowing what Facebook was in 2012, the nation's active social media users now top 14 million — or a quarter of the population.

  • Myanmar's digital transformation

    Accelerator Phandeeyar is giving start-ups in Myanmar the resources to engage the country's growing number of smartphone users. Akiko Fujita reports.

  • We want to be cheaper than pirated DVDs: Iflix CEO

    iflix, sometimes dubbed as the Netflix of Asia, is focused on bringing internet television to emerging markets, explains co-founder and group CEO Mark Britt.

  • YANGON, March 7- Workers demanding better conditions and benefits have destroyed the production line of a Chinese-owned factory making clothes for Swedish fashion retailer Hennes& Mauritz, in one of the most violent labour disputes in Myanmar in years. The month-old dispute, which also saw managers attacked, highlights the need for Aung San Suu Kyi's...

  • YANGON, March 7- Workers demanding better conditions and benefits have destroyed the production line of a Chinese-owned factory making clothes for Swedish fashion retailer Hennes& Mauritz, in one of the most violent labor disputes in Myanmar in years. The month-old dispute, which also saw managers attacked, highlights the need for Aung San Suu Kyi's...

  • Passengers get off trains at Nantong Railway Station on January 23, 2017 in Nantong, Jiangsu Province of China.

    Asia needs to invest $26 trillion by 2030 to resolve a serious infrastructure shortage, the FT reports.

  • Women and other groups were demonstrating across the nation and as far abroad as Myanmar and Australia.

  • *Almost all fuel shipments to Myanmar come from Singapore. Servicing growth that could top 8 percent this year is a clutch of small tankers ferrying gasoil and diesel from Singapore 2,000 kilometers north to Myanmar. Shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon shows that around 20 small tankers with a combined capacity of around 220,000 deadweight tonnes are...

  • The tip of a preserved dinosaur tail section, showing carbon film at its surface exposure, and feathers arranged in keels down both sides of tail.

    The discovery supports the idea that many dinosaurs had feathers rather than scales, like the birds that have descended from them.

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweller Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • YANGON, Nov 29- More than 500 companies list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms that indirectly buy tin ore from a mine operated by an ethnic armed group in Myanmar, a Reuters examination of the supply chain found. The Man Maw mine is controlled by the United Wa State Army, which the United States placed under sanctions for alleged narcotics...

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweler Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweler Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • YANGON, Nov 29- More than 500 companies list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms that indirectly buy tin ore from a mine operated by an ethnic armed group in Myanmar, a Reuters examination of the supply chain found. The Man Maw mine is controlled by the United Wa State Army, which the United States placed under sanctions for alleged narcotics...

  • Border Guard Bangladesh personel detain a suspected Myanmar citizen (C), who is suspected by Rohingya escapees of spying for Myanmar, at a refugee camp in Teknaf in southern Cox's Bazar district on November 24, 2016. Dhaka has called on Myanmar to take 'urgent measures' to protect its Rohingya minority after thousands crossed into Bangladesh in just a few days, some saying the military was burning villages and raping young girls.

    A year after becoming Myanmar's de-facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi is being criticized for her failure to end alleged military crimes.

  • Chinese financial powerhouse, Ant Financial, has ramped up its global expansion with an investment in Thailand's Ascend Money.