Myanmar

U.S. blacklists Myanmar official ahead of Obama visit

WASHINGTON - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a prominent lawmaker and businessman in Myanmar for undermining economic and political reforms in the country, ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's planned visit next month.

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Myanmar's leaders seek to revive peace talks, maintain reforms 9:38am GMT

YANGON - Myanmar's political and ethnic leaders agreed on Friday to work together on reforms and peace talks ahead of a 2015 election after U.S. President Barack Obama urged the government to make every effort to end ethnic conflict.

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Myanmar calls meeting of political, military heavyweights 30 Oct 2014

YANGON - Myanmar's president and powerful military chief will hold an unprecedented high-level meeting on Friday with major political parties and ethnic minority groups as cracks widen in the fledgling democracy ahead of an election next year.

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Myanmar government and political groups to meet on Friday 29 Oct 2014

YANGON - Myanmar's political and military leaders will hold an unprecedented meeting with heads of major political parties and ethnic groups this week to discuss national reconciliation ahead of elections in 2015, local media reported on Wednesday.

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Myanmar activists demand independent probe into journalist's killing 29 Oct 2014

YANGON - A group of activist organisations in Myanmar demanded the setting up of an independent commission on Wednesday to probe the killing of a journalist in army custody, saying the military had delayed reporting his death for almost three weeks.

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Myanmar journalist killed by army was former bodyguard of Suu Kyi 29 Oct 2014

YANGON - A Myanmar journalist who was killed in army custody this month was once a democracy activist and a bodyguard for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, his wife said on Tuesday, adding she fears she won't be able to find out how he died because of the military's sweeping powers.

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Myanmar journalist killed by army was former bodyguard of Suu Kyi 28 Oct 2014

YANGON - A Myanmar journalist who was killed in army custody this month was once a democracy activist and a bodyguard for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, his wife said on Tuesday, adding she fears she won't be able to find out how he died because of the military's sweeping powers.

Thailand tourist murder suspects retract confessions 22 Oct 2014

BANGKOK - Two Myanmar men accused of killing two British backpackers on a Thai holiday island have retracted their confessions, their lawyers said on Wednesday, adding further confusion to an investigation that has attracted widespread criticism.

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Thai rights body to probe torture claims over tourist murders 20 Oct 2014

BANGKOK - Thailand's human rights commission will launch an inquiry into allegations of police torture of two migrant workers from Myanmar arrested over the murders of two British tourists, the rights body said on Monday.

Myanmar rebels say military operations could end peace talks 17 Oct 2014

YANGON - Peace talks between Myanmar's military and ethnic minority insurgents may collapse if the army scales up operations in rebel-controlled areas, an organisation representing rebel groups said on Friday.

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A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

Myanmar's long standing political crisis has forced millions of refugees across the border.  Slideshow