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Cranes stand idle as Myanmar businesses bemoan economic policy drift

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YANGON Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party will offer a glimpse of its plans for Myanmar's economy this week, in a long-awaited announcement that seeks to reassure businesses and investors who have grown increasingly worried by a lack of firm policy detail.

Myanmar frees BBC reporter from jail after appeal 21 Jul 2016

YANGON A journalist from the BBC's Myanmar-language service walked free from prison on Thursday after a court accepted his appeal against a three-month sentence handed down in June for striking a policeman.

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi accepts Obama's invitation to visit U.S. 21 Jul 2016

YANGON Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi has accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama to visit the United States, the government said on Thursday, in what would be her first trip to America since she won an election in November.

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In rare move, Myanmar military admits soldiers killed five villagers 20 Jul 2016

YANGON Five villagers were killed by soldiers during an interrogation in Myanmar's northern Shan State, a senior general said on Wednesday, in a rare admission by Myanmar's still-powerful military which promised to prosecute the perpetrators. | Video

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Myanmar's military investigates a "war crime" in an era of reform 20 Jul 2016

MONG YAW, Myanmar The first and second bodies pulled from the shallow grave in northern Myanmar didn't belong to Aik Chin's missing son. Nor, he prayed, did the third, whose face was unrecognisable from a severe beating. | Video

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi, army chief appear together to honour independence hero 19 Jul 2016

YANGON Myanmar's powerful army chief and Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the newly elected government, made a rare public appearance together on Tuesday during annual celebrations of independence hero General Aung San, Suu Kyi's father.

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After violence, Myanmar moves to curb religious extremism 15 Jul 2016

YANGON Myanmar is cracking down on Buddhist extremism, aiming to curb ethnic and religious tension that saw two mosques destroyed and scores of Muslim residents fleeing their villages in recent weeks.

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U.N. rights investigator urges Myanmar to crack down on religious violence 01 Jul 2016

YANGON A United Nations human rights investigator on Friday urged the Myanmar government led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to investigate last week's mob attack on a mosque and crack down on religious violence.

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U.S. downgrades Myanmar, raises Thailand in human trafficking report 01 Jul 2016

WASHINGTON The United States has placed Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Sudan and Haiti on its list of worst human trafficking offenders, drawing guarded praise from some human rights groups following criticism that last year’s State Department report was politicized.

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Charges against Myanmar's 'Saffron Revolution' leader pile up 30 Jun 2016

YANGON A Yangon court, for the second time this week, laid additional charges dating from 2012 against a former monk and leader of Myanmar's Saffron Revolution, a member of his legal team said on Thursday.

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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