Best Western International, a US-based hotel chain, is set to open its first hotel in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw, in the second quarter of next year.
Local dignitaries, senior company officials, VIPs and local and interna
A fire caused by faulty electrical equipment killed 13 boys at an Islamic school in Myanmar on Tuesday, the fire service said, although some Muslims voiced concern since it followed a wave of anti-Muslim violence in the Buddhist-majority country
At least 17 people died and 80 were injured in an early morning explosion at an industrial district on Thursday in an eastern suburb of Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, police said.
Earlier, witnesses had spoken of about 50 dead bodies
A US senator met Myanmar's top general and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, while arranging the release of an American prisoner on a weekend mission that offered a rare opening for better ties with the isolated nation.
More than 200 people have been killed in military-ruled Myanmar by a Category 3 cyclone that ripped through Yangon and the Irrawaddy delta, where it flattened two towns, officials and state media said on Sunday.
Packing winds of 190 km (12
UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari held a second meeting with Myanmar's detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, just hours after his talks with the nation's junta leader.
The two met at a military guesthouse in Yangon, the same place where Gambari
Crowds of people taunted soldiers in the centre of Yangon on Friday, swearing at them and then running into side alleys of Myanmar's biggest city when the troops feigned a charge, a witness said.
Men were shouting at the soldiers in Englis
The Myanmar government has told Japan's Embassy in Yangon that a Japanese national was killed on Thursday during the biggest democracy demonstrations in 20 years, a Foreign Ministry official said.
Myanmar's Foreign Ministry told the embass
Crowds of protesters in central Yangon scattered on Thursday after more then 200 soldiers and police marched through the streets with loudspeakers, ordering people to go home or risk being shot, a witness said.
Earlier, one protester fell