Myanmar

Pirates raid oil tanker off Malaysia, take away three crew

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KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE - Armed pirates raided an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and took three crew members with them, Malaysian maritime officials said on Wednesday, underscoring increasing threats to shipping in one of the world's busiest waterways.

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Kachin rebels renew plea for U.S. role to ensure fair Myanmar peace 22 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - The last ethnic insurgent group still fighting Myanmar's government has issued a new plea for the United States to become involved in peace efforts in order to guarantee future minority rights.

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Win Tin, journalist and opponent of Myanmar's military, dies aged 84 21 Apr 2014

YANGON - Win Tin, a veteran Myanmar journalist and ally of Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent 19 years in prison because of his fight against military rule, died on Monday at the age of 84, colleagues said.

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U.S. envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence 17 Apr 2014

UNITED NATIONS - U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Thursday urged the Myanmar government to intervene in Rakhine State to stop violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims and ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid.

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Special Report - Flaws found in Thailand's human-trafficking crackdown 11 Apr 2014

SATUN, Thailand - After a two-hour trek through swamp and jungle, Police Major General Thatchai Pitaneelaboot halts in a trash-strewn clearing near Thailand's remote border with Malaysia.

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Special Report - Flaws found in Thailand's human-trafficking crackdown 11 Apr 2014

SATUN, Thailand - After a two-hour trek through swamp and jungle, Police Major General Thatchai Pitaneelaboot halts in a trash-strewn clearing near Thailand's remote border with Malaysia.

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U.S. calls for end to humanitarian curbs in Myanmar's Rakhine 03 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States called on Myanmar on Wednesday to lift travel restrictions on U.N. and other humanitarian staff to allow them to resume work in the country's Rakhine State, which has been hit by ethnic and religious violence.

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Humanitarian crisis looms in western Myanmar as foreign aid workers leave 01 Apr 2014

DHAECHAUNG VILLAGE, Myanmar - With food stocks dwindling and prices rising by the hour in his camp for displaced Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine state, Hla Maung decided to ask a friend in the neighbouring village for food.

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Humanitarian crisis looms in western Myanmar as foreign aid workers leave 01 Apr 2014

DHAECHAUNG VILLAGE, Myanmar - With food stocks dwindling and prices rising by the hour in his camp for displaced Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine state, Hla Maung decided to ask a friend in the neighbouring village for food.

Protesters opposed to Myanmar census attack NGO offices 27 Mar 2014

YANGON - Protesters in Myanmar's Rakhine State opposed to a census attacked offices and houses used by international aid groups after reports a European staff member from one group had removed a Buddhist flag used as a symbol to boycott the operation, witnesses said.

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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