Myanmar

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

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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.

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.

Myanmar orders aid group to stop work, patients at risk - MSF 28 Feb 2014

YANGON - Myanmar has ordered Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to halt all its work in the country, leaving tens of thousands of people without vital care, the medical aid group said on Friday.

U.S. concerned by reports Myanmar suspends MSF in Rakhine State 28 Feb 2014

YANGON - The United States on Friday urged Myanmar to allow humanitarian agencies "unfettered access" in Rakhine state, following reports the government had ordered medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to stop working there.

Myanmar journalists on trial for reporting alleged chemical weapons factory 16 Feb 2014

YANGON - Myanmar police have charged five journalists with "disclosing state secrets" after their newspaper carried a story about an alleged chemical weapons factory, state media reported Sunday.

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