Myanmar

MSF urges Myanmar to allow it to resume work as health crisis worsens

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YANGON - An international medical group has urged the Myanmar government to follow through on a commitment to let it resume work in one of the poorest parts of the country, warning that healthcare there has seriously deteriorated since it was expelled.

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U.S.'s Kerry presses Myanmar leaders on human rights, reforms 09 Aug 2014

NAYPYIDAW Myanmar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday pressed Myanmar's political leaders on Washington's human rights concerns and urged its President Thein Sein to step up constitutional reforms to ensure elections next year are fully credible.

Myanmar military releases 91 child soldiers 01 Aug 2014

YANGON - Myanmar's military released 91 children and young people from military service on Friday, the United Nations said as it encouraged the army to speed up demobilisation to ensure it has no under-age soldiers in its ranks.

Myanmar health and information ministers step down 30 Jul 2014

YANGON - Myanmar's ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported on Wednesday, the latest changes in a cabinet that has been grappling with a host of problems as the country presses on with reforms after decades of military rule.

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U.N. envoy warns of deepening ethnic divisions in Myanmar 27 Jul 2014

YANGON - A senior U.N. official on Saturday warned of a growing polarization between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims were deplorable.

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U.N. envoy warns of deepening ethnic divisions in Myanmar 26 Jul 2014

YANGON - A senior U.N. official on Saturday warned of a growing polarization between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims were deplorable.

Myanmar opposition party says five million sign petition to change constitution 22 Jul 2014

YANGON - Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year.

U.S. says Myanmar journalists' sentences 'send wrong message' 18 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States, which has made a priority of improving relations with Myanmar, said on Friday it was "very concerned" by reports that four journalists and a newspaper boss were sentenced to 10 years' hard labour there this month.

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Thai junta's pledge to send back Myanmar refugees sparks concern 14 Jul 2014

BANGKOK - Thailand's military government said on Monday it would send home 100,000 refugees who have been living in camps for two decades and more along the border with Myanmar, a move rights groups say would create chaos at a tense time for both nations.

Myanmar jails reporters, newspaper boss for 10 years 10 Jul 2014

YANGON, July 10 – Four journalists and a newspaper boss were sentenced in Myanmar on Thursday to 10 years' jail with hard labour for reporting about an alleged chemical weapons factory, legal and media sources 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