Latest Yangon Stories

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.

2006-03-27 05:46:49

By Aung Hla Tun PYINMANA, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's generals are in no hurry to hand over to civilian rulers despite international pressure to speed up democratic reforms, paramount leader Than Shwe said on Monday.

2006-03-26 00:53:51

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - Outsiders will get a rare glimpse of secretive Myanmar's new capital on Monday, a fortified compound deep in the jungle analysts say signals a further retreat into isolation.

2006-03-13 05:50:00

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar has found the H5N1 bird flu virus in chickens in what is believed to be the secretive country's first case of the deadly disease, but there was no sign of human infection, a U.N. official said on Monday.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.