Asia Pacific

Myanmar set for peace talks with rebel groups

Peace talks aimed at ending Myanmar's numerous long-running ethnic conflicts are due to get under way in the country's capital on Wednesday. The leaders of a number of armed groups have arrived in Naypyidaw.

Rohingya

Sri Lanka navy detains suspected Rohingya refugees

Navy announces detention of 32 people, half of them children, believed to be Rohingya refugees and two smugglers.

Sri Lanka navy detains suspected Rohingya refugees

Weather

Myanmar hit by powerful tropical cyclone

The year's first cyclone of the northern hemisphere forms in the Bay of Bengal and dissipates over the west of Myanmar.

Cyclone Maarutha makes landfall in Myanmar

Asia

Myanmar ferry capsizes; 20 dead, over a dozen missing

Some 60 passengers on the ferry were returning from a wedding when it collided with another boat in the Irrawaddy Delta.

Myanmar ferry capsizes; 20 dead, over a dozen missing

Myanmar

Suu Kyi wins half of seats in Myanmar by-elections

The party of the Nobel laureate wins nine out of 19 seats in the national and regional parliaments.

Suu Kyi wins half of seats in Myanmar by-elections

Asia Pacific

Myanmar fighting takes toll on Shan State civilians

More rebel groups in Myanmar have signalled they will sign a ceasefire deal with the government. But the groups that are fighting in Shan State are not included in the talks. The violence is continuing to take a toll on the community.

Asia

Myanmar by-elections to test Suu Kyi's popularity

Saturday's elections are the first since the country voted Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD into office in 2016.

By-elections to test Aung San Suu Kyi's popularity

Reporter's Notebook

Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has lost her voice

Many people say they are beginning to lose faith in Aung San Suu Kyi's leadership.

Asia Pacific

Myanmar's child soldiers reunite after 16 years

Two former rebels in Myanmar have been reunited in their homeland for the first time since giving up their armed struggle 16 years ago.

Asia Pacific

Myanmar army chief rules out Rohingya citizenship

Min Aung Hlaing defends crackdown against Rohingya after UN pledges to probe claims troops carried out campaign of killing.

Rohingya

UN to 'urgently' probe crimes against Rohingya Muslims

UN mission will investigate allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya in Myanmar.

UN to probe alleged crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar

Asia Pacific

Myanmar dam project raises environmental concerns

A commission set up by Myanmar's government is due to report on a controversial dam project that has been suspended for several years.

Asia Pacific

Myanmar's ancient city crumbling away

Myanmar's ancient Buddhist kingdom of Mrauk U used to be an example of religious harmony. But since violence broke out five years ago between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims, the city has banned Muslims from entering the town.

Rohingya

Myanmar must 'allow Rohingya to leave' bleak camps

Panel led by ex-UN boss Kofi Annan says camps where tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are trapped should be closed.

Myanmar must 'allow Rohingya to leave camps'

Infographic

Persecution path: Following Myanmar's fleeing Rohingya

The exodus of nearly 100,000 Rohingya since October has brought their plight into the international spotlight.

Persecution path: Following Myanmar's fleeing Rohingya

Infographic

Myanmar: Major ethnic groups and where they live

There are 135 ethnic groups in the country but Rohingya Muslims are rendered stateless and stripped of citizenship.

Myanmar: Major ethnic groups and where they live