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Myanmar police blame grudge, not army, for lawyer's murder

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:16:38 GMT2017-02-25T13:16:38Z

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- The assassination of a prominent legal adviser to Myanmar's government was the result of a personal political grudge and not part of a bigger conspiracy by the military, senior security officials said Saturday....

Myanmar nationalist monks protest Thai crackdown on sect

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:57:46 GMT2017-02-24T10:57:46Z

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A Buddhist nationalist group that has been accused of stirring up religious tensions in Myanmar has demonstrated outside Thailand's embassy in Myanmar to protest the Thai government's siege of the temple headquarters of a controversial Buddhist sect....

Myanmar factory workers release Chinese captives

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:08:53 GMT2017-02-24T07:08:53Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Two hundred striking workers attacked a Chinese-owned garment factory in Myanmar, smashing windows and doors and holding seven Chinese staffers captive for several hours....

Activists seek corporate help for Myanmar's Rohingyas

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:03:15 GMT2017-02-23T07:03:15Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- Activists are asking a major corporate investor in Myanmar to speak out against the country's treatment of its Rohingya minority....

Rohingya activist says 1,000 refugees returned to Myanmar

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:32:09 GMT2017-02-20T14:32:09Z

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- About 1,000 members of the Rohingya ethnic minority who fled Myanmar during its army's four-month counterinsurgency operation have returned to their villages in Rakhine state after Myanmar's government announced last week that it was halting military operations in the area, activists in Bangladesh said Monday....