UpFront

Aung San Suu Kyi: Turning her back on Rohingya?

We debate if Aung San Suu Kyi is willingly ignoring the plight of Myanmar's Rohingya, or if she's unable to help.

Asia Pacific

Myanmar military finds parts of crashed plane, bodies

Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane vanished on Wednesday over the Andaman Sea with 122 soldiers and family members.

 Myanmar military finds parts of crashed plane, bodies

Asia Pacific

Debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea

An aircraft carrying more than 100 people was flying over the Andaman Sea when it lost contact with air traffic control.

Debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea

Human Rights

UN appoints team to probe crackdown against Rohingyas

The UN is sending a fact-finding team to investigate alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

UN appoints team to probe crackdown against Rohingyas

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.

Asia

Myanmar opens new peace talks to end ethnic conflicts

Delegates seek to revive country's faltering peace process amid some of the worst violence in years.

Asia Pacific

Myanmar arrests Buddhists accused of targeting Muslims

Arrests follow scuffles in Muslim-dominated areas in Yangon and forcible closures of two Islamic schools by Buddhists.

Myanmar arrests Buddhists accused of targeting Muslims

Reporter's Notebook

The trouble with Aung San Suu Kyi

If Myanmar's leader and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi fails to act on the things that lie within her power, then she fails on her own terms.

101 East

Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar

One year since the government of Aung San Suu Kyi took power, we explore why high hopes for Myanmar have been dashed.

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