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Ooredoo Myanmar takes humanitarian aid to flood victims in Mon State
Aug 19, 2019
The social arm of the telecom company Ooredoo Myanmar is working to provide humanitarian aid to flood-hit communities in Mon State, according to a press release. Unprecedented heavy rains and high... 19

Bangladesh eyes new Rohingya repatriation attempt next week
Aug 19, 2019
DHAKA — Bangladesh and Myanmar are considering a fresh attempt next week to repatriate a few of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a military crackdown two years ago, Dhaka offi... 19

Cycling for Peace’ event in Yangon celebrates 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
Aug 19, 2019
The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated today in Yangon with a "Cycling for Peace" event, part of a yearlong celebration of Gandhi’s life and work. Many events are being org... 18

‘The Tatmadaw will retaliate’: police killed as conflict escalates in Shan State
Aug 19, 2019
YANGON — Northern Alliance forces launched simultaneous attacks at five locations along a major highway in Shan State on Thursday, killing at least three police officers and raising fears of a heavy... 16

Ruling party says renewed fighting sets back peace process
Aug 19, 2019
National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman Dr. Myo Nyunt said that they did not like fighting between the three-member alliance and government troops as peace was the party’s policy. “This ... 14

Police seizes WY tablets worth over Ks50 M in Taungoo
Aug 16, 2019
Police found about 20,000 WY tablets, ownerless, inside a vehicle in Taungoo on August 14, according to No.1 Taungoo Township police station. “We don’t know who the WY tablets belong to and we... 69

Ethnic armed alliance launches coordinated attacks in six places
Aug 16, 2019
The Northern Alliance launched simultaneous attacks on six locations, including the Defence Services Technological Academy, on Thursday morning. Besides the academy in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay R... 69

H1N1 kills 94 people in Myanmar
Aug 16, 2019
A total of 94 out of 520 H1N1 patients have died till August 13 in Myanmar and two more people from Yangon Region died, according to Ministry of Health and Sports. Out of 358 influenza-like illnes... 50

House approves proposal to assess private schools
Aug 16, 2019
The House of Nationalities (upper house) of Myanmar has approved a proposal to assess the quality and credibility of certificates of private schools, Xinhua reported. Private schools are conductin... 48

Weak monsoon will make less rain over Bay of Bengal: DMH
Aug 16, 2019
Weak monsoon will make less rain over Bay of Bengal for about two days, said Dr Kyaw Moe Oo, Director General of Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). “Monsoon wind is weak currently an... 49

Rebel forces attack military defence academy in Pyin Oo Lwin
Aug 15, 2019
Members of the Northern Alliance ethnic armed group have launched an offensive on four locations including the Tatmadaw’s (Myanmar military) Defence Services Technological Academy (DSTA) in Pyin... 69

Government unveils new youth policy
Aug 15, 2019
The government has introduced a national youth policy to serve as a guideline for the welfare and development of young people, Xinhua reported, quoting the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Reset... 57

Travel to U.S. made easier
Aug 15, 2019
The U.S. Embassy announced another step to make travel easier between Myanmar and the United States. Myanmar citizens can now apply for a combined B-1/B-2 visa, which allows travel to the U.S. for bot... 71

Five Rakhine villagers charged over alleged AA connection
Aug 15, 2019
Five ethnic Rakhine villagers, including a schoolteacher, arrested last week have been charged under Myanmar’s Counter-Terrorism Law and were remanded in custody Tuesday at Buthidaung Township Cour... 63

Over 46,000 flood victims in Kyaikmaraw need emergency aid
Aug 15, 2019
More than 46,000 flood victims from over 8,900 family households in Kyaikmaraw Township are in need of emergency aid and over 100 schools are shut down, according to the township flood relief adminis... 60

Civil society groups urge halt to dam plans for Tanintharyi River
Aug 13, 2019
YANGON — Plans to build dams on the Tanintharyi River would affect about 32,000 people in communities that have never been adequately consulted, according to a report by three Karen civil society gr... 111

Armed clashes cut off 3000 people in Rakhine’s Minbya
Aug 13, 2019
About 3000 people remain trapped after more than a week of fighting between the Tatmadaw (military) and Arakan Army (AA) in Minbya township, Rakhine State, said Ko Zaw Zaw Tun of the Rakhine Ethni... 87

Revised death toll at 53 after landslide in Mon State
Aug 13, 2019
Myanmar troops and emergency responders scrambled to provide aid in flood-hit parts of the country Sunday after rising waters forced residents to flee by boat after a landslide killed at least 53 peo... 87

Tens of thousands flee homes in flood-hit Myanmar
Aug 13, 2019
MAWLAMYINE — Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes as the death toll from a massive landslide hit 59, firefighters... 83

Two foreigners arrested on drugs trafficking charges
Aug 13, 2019
Two foreigners have been arrested in Myanmar's Yangon for attempting to send drugs to Australia by hiding them in modified crankshafts, Xinhua reported quoting South Okkalapa township police force Sun... 75


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