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Myanmar screening of film on army's role in jade trade cancelled

YANGON A hotel in Myanmar abruptly cancelled a film screening on Wednesday by a non-government body, Global Witness, that is critical of the role of the military in the lucrative jade business and its impact on a difficult peace process.


China's Xi offers help for Myanmar peace process 16 May 2017

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday that China would continue to help the country achieve peace, and called for both sides to maintain stability on their shared border, state media said.


Myanmar arrests Buddhist nationalists accused of stoking tensions with Muslims 15 May 2017

YANGON Myanmar police have arrested two radical Buddhist nationalists and are seeking several more after they clashed with Muslims in the country's commercial capital Yangon, underscoring the authorities' growing concern over rising religious tensions.


Despite crackdown, people-smuggling across Thai-Myanmar border has risen 11 May 2017

MAE SOT, Thailand People smuggling across the border from Myanmar to Thailand is on the rise despite a crackdown by authorities in both countries that has made it more expensive and dangerous, Thai immigration police say.

Red Cross chief urges Myanmar to allow more access to conflict areas 11 May 2017

YANGON The International Committee of the Red Cross has asked Myanmar to let aid workers get access to people caught up in conflicts that have displaced tens of thousands despite a transition that brought Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to power.

Thai police find 35 Myanmar smuggling victims 'dumped' in the south 05 May 2017

BANGKOK Thai police found 35 migrants from Myanmar abandoned and wandering in a southern forest on Friday, raising fears that smuggling and trafficking routes are flourishing despite a crackdown by authorities.


Myanmar says fake news being spread to destabilise Suu Kyi government 05 May 2017

YANGON Myanmar's government has warned the public that false news and rumours are being spread by unidentified people wishing to cause "political instability" during the tenure of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, state-run media said on Friday.


Pope's meeting with Myanmar's Suu Kyi leads to diplomatic ties 04 May 2017

VATICAN CITY The Vatican and Myanmar established full diplomatic relations on Thursday, minutes after Pope Francis met with the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. | Video


Firebrand monk Wirathu travels to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine State 03 May 2017

YANGON A Myanmar Buddhist monk renowned for his anti-Muslim sermons travelled to Rakhine State on Wednesday, an official said, sparking concern over religious tension in the region, where more than one million Rohingya Muslims live.


Myanmar, EU at odds over Rohingya rights mission 02 May 2017

BRUSSELS The European Union clashed on Tuesday with the visiting leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, by publicly supporting an international mission to look into alleged human rights abuses by the country's security forces against Rohingya Muslims.

Images from Myanmar

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