Latest Yangon Stories

2006-05-26 22:50:47

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta has extended the house arrest of opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi despite stiff international pressure for her release, a Home Ministry source said on Saturday.

2006-05-26 06:00:26

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan made a direct appeal to Myanmar junta supremo Than Shwe on Friday to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose latest detention order expires this weekend.

2006-05-20 11:39:43

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health, senior U.N. official Ibrahim Gambari said after a one-hour meeting on Saturday, her first contact with an outsider in three years.

2006-05-20 08:16:24

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Senior U.N. official Ibrahim Gambari met detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a Yangon guest house on Saturday, her first contact with an outsider in three years, a government source said.

2006-05-15 08:42:09

By Ed Cropley NEAR THE SALWEEN RIVER, Myanmar (Reuters) - Ta Kler Too was two weeks old when he had to go through his first minefield.

2006-05-14 02:02:26

MONE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta said on Sunday it wondered whether the U.S. exemption of the Karen refugees from immigration laws presaged an invasion of the southeast Asian country.

2006-05-09 03:17:25

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has accused the U.S. and British embassies of violating diplomatic protocol by conducting free training courses for members of Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party, a state newspaper said on Tuesday.

2006-05-04 03:00:48

YANGON (Reuters) - Flash floods triggered by Cyclone Mala killed 18 people in central Myanmar, state media reported on Thursday, sharply raising the death toll from last week's storm.

2006-05-01 02:16:28

YANGON (Reuters) - Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy has been hit by a spate of resignations it blames on pressure from Myanmar's military junta, which has threatened to ban the party.

2006-04-30 09:22:37

YANGON (Reuters) - Cyclone Mala killed at least two people in Myanmar and damaged hundreds of homes and several factories before petering out over the weekend, state media and the Red Cross said on Sunday.

Word of the Day
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.