Tensions between the arch-foes flared in Iraq where the U.S. deployed Patriot air defence missiles, prompting Iran to warn of consequences and demand a withdrawal.
Indonesias creaking prison system has just 522 institutions for some 2,70,000 inmates
Netanyahus previous quarantine, imposed after one of his staffers tested positive, had ended on Wednesday night
Media and legal sources tell The Irrawaddy why the government is wrong to prosecute journalists for speaking to the Arakan Army.
Ambassadors to Myanmar from 18 countries have called on the military and ethnic armed groups to end hostilities as the country is extremely vulnerable to impacts of COVID
The Myanmar President has appointed Col. Htein Lin, a former military lawmaker and Rakhine State security and border affairs minister, as a peace adviser.
The UN staff member who has COVID-19 is in a stable condition and people who had contact with her in Naypyitaw tested negative.
Myanmars military says it can care for 15,000 patients at a coronavirus quarantine center in Naypyitaw.
People quarantined for COVID-19 in Myanmar, as well those who work to support them, face discrimination as misunderstandings about quarantine run rampant.
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the EU Chamber of Commerce has urged the Myanmar government to cut red tape for importers and exporters and provide subsidies and tax breaks.
A new hospital being built to house Indonesias COVID-19 patients on an uninhabited island near Sumatra will open next week, officials said.
All parks in Bangkok will be closed as the Thai capital tightens restrictions on public movement amid a mounting number of cases and deaths from COVID-19
The chief of the World Health Organization said expedited debt relief was needed for the worlds poorest nations as the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths mount.
Hundreds of new coronavirus cases have been linked to a conference held by the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi.
Bo Kyi spent eight years in a Myanmar prison, including a year in solitary confinement, for political activism. He has some advice to help get us through our COVID-19 iso
So far, the U.S. has repatriated over 30,000 citizens from over 60 countries on more than 350 flights.
Air India pilots say the airline is not adhering to safety protocol on coronavirus rescue flights.
Many thousands of people in India have left cities and returned to their villages amid a nationwide lockdown order which has caused confusion and anger.
Riyadh said it would raise exports further after talks failed
The U.S. deployment runs counter to the official position of the Iraqi government, parliament and people: Iran Foreign Ministry
Health experts warn that the spreading virus could be lethal for Brazils 850,000 indigenous people, who have been decimated for centuries by diseases brought by Europeans
Following Mondays arrest of the VOM editor-in-chief, police on Tuesday questioned journalists from two other news organizations over their reporting on the Arakan Army.
Myanmars Suu Kyi takes to Facebook to connect with people effectively in the time of coronavirus.
Residents said five military helicopters bombed two villages, killing two civilians. But Myanmars military denies the claims.
The World Bank warns COVID-19 will slow Myanmars economic growth to 2-3% this fiscal year, with the poor, travel-related businesses and exporters hit the hardest.
News agencies are objecting after the Myanmar government ordered telecom operators toblock over 200 websites.
To cater to the many people who are choosing to self-isolate amid the coronavirus outbreak, a number of Yangon eateries are providing food delivery services.
The man and his 88-year-old wife both recovered from Covid-19 and will soon leave hospital.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a powerful reminder of our interconnectedness, and in both Korea and Myanmar, it may serve to promote national unity and advance the peace proces
The global COVID-19 death toll has passed 41,000, with Italy and Spain reporting the most fatalities; total infections now top 850,000.
Governments and corporations the world over are threatening to punish those tempted to make coronavirus-related pranks on April Fools Day.
Experts have questioned the effectiveness of mass disinfection operations, including the use of drones, to fight COVID-19, saying more targeted measures are preferable.
On this day in 1965, the socialist government under Gen. Ne Win nationalized nearly 130 schools in Myanmar, sending its once proud education system into a long decline.
Relatives say the victim, who is Britains youngest confirmed fatality, had no underlying illnesses.
An interview with a top representative of Arakan Army published by Voice of Myanmar led to the detention of editor-in-chief Nay Myo Lin, who was brought to court on terro
Power-sharing govt. to include allies of Maduro and Guaido
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday praised an Afghan government negotiating team identified to hold talks with the Taliban as appearing to be fairly broad and
In an address to the nation, the State Counselor hints at possible community quarantines, while urging people to stay home as much as possible to curb COVID-19.
Russian President Validimir Putin visited the Kommunarka hospital on March 24 where he chatted with doctor Denis Protsenko
Two men lost legs and another suffered an arm injury in two landmine blasts in Rakhine States Rathedaung Township on Sunday.
The editor of Voice of Myanmar faces a lawsuit for publishing an interview with a spokesperson of the Arakan Army, which Myanmars government recently deemed a terrorist g
A newly-formed civil-military committee will support Myanmars government not only on law enforcement but also in other areas to enhance its fight against the coronavirus.
Myanmars military says it is ready to attack two Kachin State towns unless the Arakan Army is forced to leave.
In the past 24 hours, there has been 3,111 new cases of infected people.
The death toll rose to 8,189 on Tuesday from 7,340 on Monday.
It awaits a formal nod from the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Several states have reported cases that can be directly traced to a religious event from early March.
To fight COVID-19, its important for individuals to act responsibly, while officials must enforce health guidelines and give medical workers the support they need.
A 69-year-old cancer patient who recently returned from Australia has died after testing positive for COVID-19, becoming Myanmars first coronavirus-related fatality.
Containment of the pandemic would allow for a sustained recovery in the region, although risks to the outlook from financial market stress would remain high, the Washingt