Naypyidaw http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/41129/all en URGENT ¥¥¥ Myanmar imposes state of emergency in riot-hit area http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/urgent-myanmar-imposes-state-emergency-riot-hit-area <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar declared a state of emergency on Friday for an area devastated by several days of Buddhist-Muslim violence, the president's office said.</p> <p>It said the move would enable the military to help restore order in the riot-hit town of Meiktila, located 130 kilometres (80 miles) north of the capital Naypyidaw.</p> <p>hla/dr/jms</p> Naypyidaw AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:45:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790832 at http://www.globalpost.com Riots kill 32, displace thousands in Myanmar town http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/riots-kill-32-displace-thousands-myanmar-town <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The death toll from religious violence in central Myanmar rose to 32 Saturday as rescuers found bodies in the ashes of homes torched during an eruption of communal unrest, officials said.</p> <p>Almost 9,000 people have been displaced by Buddhist-Muslim unrest that tore through the town of Meiktila, according to the information ministry.</p> <p>It said security forces on Saturday found a further 21 bodies in the wrecked of buildings torched in arson attacks during the clashes, which began on Wednesday. An official toll earlier put the number of dead at 11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/riots-kill-32-displace-thousands-myanmar-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Naypyidaw AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:16:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791980 at http://www.globalpost.com Death toll from Myanmar unrest hits 40: state media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/death-toll-myanmar-unrest-hits-40-state-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The death toll from recent communal violence in central Myanmar has risen to 40 after eight more bodies were pulled from the wreckage of a riot-hit town, state media reported on Tuesday.</p> <p>The clashes were a stark reminder of the challenge that Muslim-Buddhist tensions pose to Myanmar's government as it tries to reform the country after decades of iron-fisted military rule ended two years ago.</p> <p>In a televised statement, Myanmar's government on Monday called for an end to "religious extremism" that it warned could detail the country's reform process.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/death-toll-myanmar-unrest-hits-40-state-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burma Meiktila Naypyidaw War AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:30:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793855 at http://www.globalpost.com US issues travel warning as Myanmar unrest spreads http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/us-issues-travel-warning-myanmar-unrest-spreads <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Communal riots in Myanmar have spread closer to the main city Yangon, police said Tuesday as the United States warned against travelling to parts of the country in the wake of unrest that has left 40 dead.</p> <p>Fresh clashes broke out late on Monday in villages in the Bago region north of Yangon, police said, as the Buddhist-Muslim violence that has gripped areas further north rippled out towards the country's commercial hub.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/us-issues-travel-warning-myanmar-unrest-spreads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Burma Naypyidaw Technology War AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:31:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794021 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan set to waive Myanmar's remaining debt of 200 bil. yen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130523/japan-set-waive-myanmars-remaining-debt-200-bil-yen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Japanese government is arranging to waive the remaining approximately 200 billion yen debt owed by Myanmar following a bilateral accord in April last year to forgive about 300 billion yen, Japanese government sources said Thursday.</p> <p> Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to announce Tokyo's waiver of the debt during talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein in Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar, on Sunday, they said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130523/japan-set-waive-myanmars-remaining-debt-200-bil-yen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government Naypyidaw Technology Kyodo News International Thu, 23 May 2013 15:01:18 +0000 Kyodo News International 5844683 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan set to waive Myanmar's remaining debt of 200 bil. yen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130523/japan-set-waive-myanmars-remaining-debt-200-bil-yen-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Japanese government is arranging to waive the remaining approximately 200 billion yen debt owed by Myanmar and offer around 100 billion yen in aid, following a bilateral accord in April last year to forgive about 300 billion yen, Japanese government sources said Thursday.</p> <p> Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to announce Tokyo's waiver of the debt and its new official development assistance plan during talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein in Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar, on Sunday, they said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130523/japan-set-waive-myanmars-remaining-debt-200-bil-yen-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government Naypyidaw Technology Kyodo News International Thu, 23 May 2013 19:15:22 +0000 Kyodo News International 5844884 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar police probe string of bomb blasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131014/myanmar-police-probe-string-bomb-blasts Police in Myanmar said Monday they were investigating a series of mysterious bomb blasts that have left two people dead and several wounded in recent days.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131014/myanmar-police-probe-string-bomb-blasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burma Military of Burma Naypyidaw Politics Social Issues Myanmar AFP Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:47:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5960450 at http://www.globalpost.com Suspected bomb blast at Myanmar hotel, one wounded http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131014/suspected-bomb-blast-at-myanmar-hotel-one-wounded-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A suspected bomb blast shook a luxury hotel in Myanmar's main city Yangon late on Monday, leaving one US guest slightly wounded, police said.</p> <p>It was the latest in a series of mysterious bomb explosions in the former military-ruled country that have left two people dead and several wounded in recent days.</p> <p>"An American woman who was staying inside the room was injured during the blast," according to a police official at the scene of the explosion at the Traders Hotel who did not want to be named.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131014/suspected-bomb-blast-at-myanmar-hotel-one-wounded-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Burma Naypyidaw Politics Social Issues Yangon AFP Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:33:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5960774 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar police say bomb caused Yangon hotel blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131015/myanmar-police-say-bomb-caused-yangon-hotel-blast-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police in Myanmar confirmed on Tuesday that a blast at a luxury hotel in Yangon that wounded a US guest was caused by a bomb.</p> <p>"It was a time bomb. It was attached to a clock," said a police official who visited the scene of the explosion, which happened late on Monday at the Traders Hotel.</p> <p>Officials said they had detained a man who previously stayed in the hotel room where the blast occurred for questioning.</p> <p>"The man who stayed there before the American family at the Traders Hotel was arrested as a suspect," a second police official said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131015/myanmar-police-say-bomb-caused-yangon-hotel-blast-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Burma Human Interest Naypyidaw Yangon AFP Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:33:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5961013 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar probes suspected bomb blast at luxury hotel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131015/myanmar-probes-suspected-bomb-blast-at-luxury-hotel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar was investigating Tuesday a suspected bomb blast at a luxury Yangon hotel that wounded a US woman, the latest in a series of explosions in the former military-ruled nation.</p> <p>Authorities said the recent incidents could be aimed at derailing the country's pro-democratic reforms as it prepares to host a major regional sporting event and take the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131015/myanmar-probes-suspected-bomb-blast-at-luxury-hotel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Indian Ocean Naypyidaw Politics Social Issues AFP Tue, 15 Oct 2013 08:32:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5961077 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar says bomb caused Yangon hotel blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131015/myanmar-says-bomb-caused-yangon-hotel-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar police said Tuesday a makeshift bomb caused a blast at a luxury Yangon hotel that wounded an American woman, as they questioned several suspects following a series of explosions.</p> <p>Officials voiced fears that the incidents could be aimed at derailing democratic reforms as the country prepares to host a major regional sporting event in December and chair the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) next year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131015/myanmar-says-bomb-caused-yangon-hotel-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indian Ocean Naypyidaw Politics Social Issues Technology Yangon AFP Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:51:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5961313 at http://www.globalpost.com More bombs explode in Myanmar; police arrest four suspects http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131017/more-bombs-explode-myanmar-police-arrest-four-suspects <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Aung Hla Tun and Jared Ferrie</p> <p>YANGON (Reuters) - Several bombs exploded in northeastern Myanmar on Thursday, police said, the latest in a string of unexplained attacks, including a blast this week that injured an American tourist in a plush hotel in the country's commercial capital.</p> <p>Investigations are proceeding into the motive behind the string of bombings that have killed at least two people and wounded four over five days in four different regions. Myanmar's two biggest cities, Yangon and Mandalay, have both been hit.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131017/more-bombs-explode-myanmar-police-arrest-four-suspects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Burma Naypyidaw Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:36:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5963658 at http://www.globalpost.com Five more new int'l hotels opened in Nay Pyi Taw for SEA games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131128/five-more-new-intl-hotels-opened-nay-pyi-taw-sea-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Five more new int'l hotels opened in Nay Pyi Taw for SEA games</p> <p>YANGON, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Five more new international standard hotels were opened in Nay Pyi Taw aimed at facilitating accommodations for the athletes and visitors in 27th SEA Games to be hosted by Myanmar in December, official media reported Thursday.</p> <p>Hotels including Mingalarthiri Hotel, Excel Capital Hotel, Mann Myanmar hotel, New Ayeyar Hotel and Jade City Hotel were officially opened on Wednesday, said the New Light of Myanmar.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131128/five-more-new-intl-hotels-opened-nay-pyi-taw-sea-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burma Geography of Burma Naypyidaw Xinhua News Agency Thu, 28 Nov 2013 07:32:32 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6002477 at http://www.globalpost.com SEA Games: Myanmar '100 percent' ready for Games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131129/sea-games-myanmar-100-percent-ready-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar is "100 percent" ready for the Southeast Asian Games, a senior official said Friday, as the clock ticked down to the biggest sports event in the nation's troubled history.</p> <p>In a major test of Myanmar's infrastructure and organisation, thousands of athletes, officials, media and visitors will descend for the 22-day multi-sport event starting on Sunday.</p> <p>"We are 100 percent ready to hold the SEA Games," sports ministry director Htay Aung told AFP.</p> <p>"We are ready now. We held the final rehearsal of opening ceremony yesterday," he added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131129/sea-games-myanmar-100-percent-ready-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Burma Naypyidaw War AFP Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:18:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6003576 at http://www.globalpost.com SEA Games: Worries for Myanmar as competition starts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131203/sea-games-worries-myanmar-competition-starts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Empty seats and security concerns top the list of worries as Myanmar gears up for the Southeast Asian Games, the biggest sports event ever held in the former pariah state.</p> <p>Thousands of athletes, officials, fans and media will converge for the Games, which are slowly getting under way ahead of the opening ceremony on December 11.</p> <p>Two years after the end of military rule and the lifting of Western sanctions, Myanmar is hoping to shine in the international spotlight during the 22-day event.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131203/sea-games-worries-myanmar-competition-starts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Indian Ocean Naypyidaw AFP Tue, 03 Dec 2013 09:37:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6007279 at http://www.globalpost.com