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Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi’s lakeside villa: Myanmar govt

8 months, 15 days ago
YANGON: A petrol bomb was thrown at the lakeside Yangon compound of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday while she was away from her home, a government spokesman said. "It was a petrol bomb," spokesman Zaw Htay confirmed to AFP,…

Blaze guts historic teak wood Yangon hotel

11 months, 28 days ago
YANGON: A Japanese man was killed when a fire tore through a luxury teak wood hotel in Myanmar's largest city Yangon on Thursday, destroying an iconic resort popular with foreign visitors. Hundreds of firefighters tried to quell the…

Yangon authorities sue Muslims for praying in the street

1 year, 4 months ago
YANGON: Yangon authorities on Friday sued three Muslim men for¬†holding Ramadan prayers in the street, after the local school where they used to worship was shut down by a nationalist mob.¬† Police brought the charges after around 50…

Prominent Muslim lawyer gunned down in Myanmar

1 year, 8 months ago
YANGON: A prominent Muslim lawyer and member of Myanmar's ruling party was shot dead along with a taxi driver outside Yangon's international airport on Sunday, officials said. Ko Ni, a member of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for…

Suu Kyi party says on track to win 70% Myanmar seats

2 years, 11 months ago
YANGON: Aung San Suu Kyi's party said Monday it was set to claim over 70 percent of seats following Myanmar's election, a tally that could sweep it to power after decades of military dominance.

'Extinct' Myanmar bird rediscovered after 73 years

3 years, 7 months ago
YANGON: A bird that was long thought to have gone extinct has been rediscovered in Myanmar after a team of scientists used a recording of the species' distinctive call to track it down.