DHAKA, Dec 4: Authorities in Bangladesh on Friday started sending a first group of more than 1,500 Rohingya refugees to an isolated island despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has sent a message of congratulations to State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the landslide victory of National League for Democracy (NLD) in the recent general elections.

YANGON, Nov 13: The ruling party of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won enough parliamentary seats to form the next government, according to official results of a general election released on Friday.

YANGON, Nov 9:  Myanmar’s ruling party led by Aung San Suu Kyi said on Monday it was confident it would form a new government after reporting a lead based on its unofficial count of votes from the country’s second general election since the end of strict military rule.

YANGON, Nov 8: Myanmar voted in a general election on Sunday seen as a referendum on a fledgling democratic government that remains popular at home but which has seen its reputation collapse overseas amid allegations of genocide.

MYANMAR, July 2: A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 100 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a pile of mine waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a wave of mud and water that buried scores of workers.

MYANMAR, April 17: Myanmar will free almost 25,000 prisoners in an amnesty to mark the traditional New Year, the president’s office said on Friday, its largest mass pardon in recent years.

THE HAGUE, Jan 23: The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Rohingya population from atrocities, a ruling hailed as a “triumph of international justice” by the tiny African country that brought the case.

YANGON, Jan 2: Visit Nepal Year 2020 was promoted in the popular, Shwedagon Pagoda, in Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar.

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 28: The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Nepali National Football team has left for Myanmar on Sunday to play a friendly match against Myanmar. Earlier, the president of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), Karma Tsering Sherpa and other officials bade farewell to the team at ANFA Complex, Satdobato.

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MYANMAR, Oct 19: Sitagu International Buddhist Academy (SIBA) in Yangon handed Nepal 30 metal idols of the Buddha.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari left here today for a five-day state visit to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at the friendly invitation of her Burmese counterpart U Win Myint. The visit begins today and will last till October 20.

Women craft producers off to Myanmar

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KATHMANDU, Aug 31: A team of 16 women embarked on an official visit to Myanmar on Friday at the invitation of the Nepali embassy in Yangon. The team is led by Sarojani Sherchan, vice chairperson of SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneurs Council (SCWEC).

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Aug 25: Thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh on Sunday by demanding their citizenship and other rights in the country they fled from.

COX’S BAZAR, Aug 22: The repatriation of hundreds of Rohingya Muslims appeared unlikely to proceed as planned Thursday after those who were eligible told the U.N. refugee agency and the Bangladesh government they didn’t want to return to Myanmar unless their citizenship and safety were ensured.

BANGKOK, Aug 16: Myanmar and Bangladesh are making a second attempt to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims after more than 700,000 of them fled a security crackdown in Myanmar almost two years ago, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

YANGON, August 10: At least 10 people have been killed and dozens are missing after

JAKARTA, Aug 5: United Nations investigators urged world leaders on Monday to impose targeted financial sanctions on companies linked to the military in Myanmar and said foreign firms doing business with them could be complicit in international crimes.

YANGON, July 26: Six Myanmar nationals deported from Singapore over alleged links to an ethnic minority insurgent group were remanded in custody in Yangon on Friday, a court spokesman said, as relatives of the accused said they were being held incommunicado.

YANGON, July 15: Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels in Myanmar have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes and flooded at least one camp for people displaced by recent fighting, authorities and a politician said on Monday.

YANGON, July 6: Thousands of protesters marched to a police office in the north of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, on Saturday, demanding speedy and transparent justice in a child-rape case that has sparked national outrage.

GENEVA, May 14: Myanmar's military commanders should be financially "isolated" and brought to trial to face charges of war crimes and genocide against the Rohingya minority, UN investigators said Tuesday.

YANGON, May 12:  A Myanmar National Airlines plane has made an emergency landing at Mandalay International Airport using only its rear wheels after the front landing gear failed to deploy.

YANGON, May 9: Some 18 people including five crew members were injured after a passenger plane of the Biman Bangladesh airlines skidded off the runway at Myanmar's Yangon International Airport (YIA) on Wednesday, said the Department of Civil Aviation Myanmar.

YANGON, May 7: Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Nepal U-19 women's football team went down 2-1 to Myanmar in AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Second Round Qualifiers held at Mandalathiri stadium, Mandalay, Myanmar on Tuesday. Nepal lost all three group games.

NAYPYITAW, April 23: Myanmar’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

YANGON, April 22: Myanmar’s Supreme Court will rule on Tuesday on an appeal of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about the country’s transition to democracy.

YANGON, April 17: Myanmar began releasing more than 9,000 prisoners from jails on Wednesday, after the president announced an amnesty on the first day of the traditional New Year

BANGKOK, March 21: Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

KATHMANDU, March 30: The much-awaited Nepal Investment Summit 2019 began in Kathmandu on Friday with participation from over 40 countries around the world. But one question which boggled the minds of many participants throughout the first day of the two-day even was: What could be the reason behind choosing a minister from Myanmar as a keynote speaker for the inaugural session?

COX’S BAZAR, March 18: Sixteen-year-old Kefayat Ullah walked to his school in southern Bangladesh in late January, as he had done most days for the previous six years, to find that - despite being one of the top students in his class - he had been expelled.

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LUMBINI, Feb 21: Nepali students wishing to pursue M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in the Buddhist University of Myanmar are to be offered full scholarship.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The 179 people who were rescued from the towns in Indo-Myanmar border of Manipur have returned home through Kakadbhitta, Maiti Nepal said.

She had wanted to travel to Kuwait to find employment as a domestic worker. “Everyone used to go for work there and earn lots of money and send money to their families,” said the 33-year-old from Nepal’s Surkhet district. Her husband’s income as a marginal farmer was not enough to run the household and pay for the education of their four children, and there were few employment opportunities in Nepal for a school-dropout like her.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Nepal national women’s football team suffered a humbling 3-1 defeat at the hands of Myanmar in the final of the Hero Women’s Gold Cup in Odisha, India on Friday.

YANGON, Feb 1: Myanmar’s government under Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has used repressive laws to prosecute peaceful critics, dashing hopes that its first democratic leader in decades would safeguard free speech, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

Beset by millions of bamboo-chomping beetles, almost every shelter in the vast Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, in Bangladesh, needs replacing.

Aung San Suu Kyi returns home

December 2, 2018 12:31 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi returned home on Sunday after participating in the Asia Pacific Summit 2018 organized in Kathmandu by Universal Peace Federation.

Nepal, Myanmar sign trade agreement

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KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Nepal and Myanmar have signed an agreement on trade and investment today. This is the first time such agreement has been reached between the two countries.

Oli-Suu Kyi hold one-on-one meeting

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KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Visiting State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi held a one-one meeting with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Dignitaries from various countries have started arriving in Kathmandu to participate in the Asia Pacific Summit 2018. This is set to be one of the biggest international events in Nepal, drawing over 500 distinguished guests from 45 various countries.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has said that trade relations between Nepal and Myanmar should be promoted.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22:  Myanmar and Nepal have set up the first ever Chamber of Commerce established in Yangon since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1960.

UN condemns rights abuses in Myanmar

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New report says 669 Rohingya children killed, 39 maimed since August last year

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Nepal has abstained from voting on UN’s resolution on the human rights violation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.