Myanmar repatriates remains of suspected WWII US airmen

The remains of suspected American airmen killed in Myanmar during World War II are repatriated to the United States in the first-ever ceremony of its kind in the Southeast Asian nation.

Myanmar repatriates remains of suspected WWII US airmen

The remains of suspected American airmen killed in Myanmar during World War II are repatriated to the United States in the first-ever ceremony of its kind in the Southeast Asian nation. IMAGES

Myanmar woman widowed in Rakhine attack pleads for peace

A woman widowed in the latest deadly attack by ethnic Rakhine rebels calls on the army and insurgents to lay down arms and talk, as violence rips through the troubled western Myanmar state.

Drug crisis ravages Myanmar’s Shan State

Myanmar is the second-biggest producer of opium in the world after Afghanistan and is now believed to be the largest source of methamphetamine. In Shan state, heroin and meth use here are rampant and the region lies at the epicentre of Myanmar’s drug crisis.

Myanmar: Men accused of Ko Ni murder arrive at court

The men accused of plotting the 2017 murder of Ko Ni, a Muslim lawyer and senior advisor to Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi,¬†arrive at a Yangon court where a verdict is expected for their trial which has lasted almost two years. IMAGES

Myanmar’s opium farmers cling on to lucrative crop

Fields of opium poppy stretch across the pastures and peaks of mountainous eastern Myanmar, with many farmers reluctant to give up the profitable cash crop in spite of the incentives offered.

Jolie demands Myanmar ‘commitment’ to end anti-Rohingya violence

Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie says that Myanmar must “show genuine commitment” to end violence that has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims into neighbouring Bangladesh as she visits a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Myanmar celebrates Lunar New Year

People in downtown Yangon in Myanmar usher in the Year of the Pig with prayers at a Chinese temple.

Trial over Myanmar Muslim lawyer murder draws to close

Suspects accused of the 2017 murder of Ko Ni, a Muslim lawyer and senior advisor to Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, arrive at court in Yangon to hear the final arguments in their trial which has lasted nearly two years. IMAGES of three suspects arriving at Insein Court

Muse: Myanmar’s militia-run, billion-dollar gateway to China

Ten armed groups run the Shan State border town of Muse, which is separated by a shallow river from the gleaming towers of its Chinese counterpart, Ruili. The militias are proxies in a long-running conflict between the central state and ethnic rebel armies.