Yangon, May 26 (IANS) An armed group called the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) blew up a power grid post in Myanmar's northern Shan state, state media reported Saturday.
Yangon, May 23 (IANS) After its progress towards democracy following years of military rule, Myanmar has seen a huge inflow of tourists, with 1,500 people arriving every day by air, a media report said.
Yangon, May 23 (IANS) Myanmar plans to build more power plants in the country with companies from the US, Japan and South Korea in an effort to address the electricity shortage, state media reported.
Yangon, May 22 (IANS) Armed members of an ethnic group have blown up two trucks near Myanmar's eastern border with Thailand, state media reported Tuesday.
Yangon, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Myanmar will restore a 105-km section of the notorious "Death Railway" to Thailand which was built by Japanese-held prisoners of war during World War II, it was announced here. Some 13,000 prisoners of wars (POWs) and 100,000 civilian forced labourers had perished after being forced to work in inhuman conditions to build the 424-km railroad between 1942 and
Yangon, May 21 (IANS) In a historic first trip outside the country in 24 years, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Britain and address both the houses of parliament next month.
Yangon, May 20 (IANS) Myanmar's economy looks set for rapid expansion although concerns over inflation, infrastructure and political stability remain, according to an international report.
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) The Myanmar government and an ethnic armed group Saturday reached an agreement during the second round of central level peace talks. The peace-making group of Myanmar's central government and a Shan ethnic armed group -- the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) of the Shan State Army-South (SSA-South) -- reached a 12-point agreement in Kengtung town of Shan state, Xinhua reported.
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) An explosion in Myanmar's northeastern Shan state hit a power grid Saturday, affecting power supply to Yangon, authorities said. The explosion struck the 230-KV power grid lying between Ruili and Mansan, reported Xinhua.
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Myanmarese rebels to end violence and join a government-led peace process.