Chelsea Clinton represented former President Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Initiative at a Monday ceremony bringing Procter & Gamble's Children's Safe Drinking Water initiative to Myanmar. The program provides water purification packets to areas with unsafe water supplies.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, rights groups and Islamic leaders expressed dismay Monday over plans by authorities in western Myanmar to revive a two-child limit on Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing.
Japan's government on Sunday extended its first loan to Myanmar in 26 years and cancelled the remainder of the Southeast Asian country's debt, as Tokyo looks to re-establish strong economic ties with the former pariah nation.
Authorities in Myanmar's western Rakhine state have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing in the aftermath of sectarian violence.
Myanmar state television announced Monday that reformist President Thein Sein will make a state visit to the United States in the near future -- the first by a Myanmar head of state in almost 47 years and a sign of warming ties.
Myanmar President Thein Sein said Thursday that his government will use force if necessary to quell deadly religious rioting that started last week, as attacks on Muslims by Buddhist mobs continued in several towns.
Mobs set fire to Muslim homes and mosques in frenzied sectarian rioting in a town in central Myanmar, leaving at least 20 people dead and more than 6,000 homeless amid growing fears Friday that the latest bout of Muslim-Buddhist bloodshed could spread.
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Friday urged Myanmar's government to allow private businesses to develop the country's woeful telecommunications infrastructure, emphasizing the importance of competition and free speech.
YANGON, Myanmar -- Myanmar journalists just getting used to their new era of freedom howled when the government announced plans for a media law that could lock many old restrictions back into place. Then, in the latest of many moves that never would have happened under the country's old military rulers, the government backed off.