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In a first, Myanmar's largest city launches bus network impacting millions


YANGON Myanmar launched a new public transport system in its largest city on Monday, for the first time introducing regular bus lines, timetables and salaries for drivers in a move that could transform the lives of some five million Yangon city dwellers.


Leadership change looms for armed group key to Myanmar's peace process 15 Jan 2017

YANGON Myanmar's strongest ethnic armed group is set for its biggest leadership shake-up in a quarter century, senior sources told Reuters, raising the prospect of a period of instability in a group that is key to Aung San Suu Kyi's signature peace process.


Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to start talks on Rohingya refugees 12 Jan 2017

YANGON/DHAKA Myanmar has agreed to begin talks with Bangladesh over an estimated 65,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar's northwestern Rakhine State since attacks on border posts three months ago, a senior Myanmar official said on Thursday.


Myanmar's Suu Kyi sends envoy to Bangladesh as Rohingya crisis deepens 10 Jan 2017

YANGON/DHAKA A special envoy of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi will begin top-level talks in Bangladesh on Wednesday, as the United Nations said the Rohingya crisis prompted 65,000 people to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh in the past three months.

Myanmar warns its workers in Malaysia after five hacked to death 09 Jan 2017

YANGON/KUALA LUMPUR Myanmar said on Monday it had sent out safety instructions to its workers in Malaysia after attackers hacked five of them to death with swords, weeks after it barred workers from going there, partly because of security fears.


U.N. rights envoy visits Myanmar amid border violence, report of abuse 09 Jan 2017

YANGON U.N. human rights envoy Yanghee Lee has arrived in Myanmar on a 12-day visit amid growing concern about reports of abuse of members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in a government security crackdown.


Myanmar accused of 'whitewash' as panel rejects claims it is persecuting Rohingya 05 Jan 2017

YANGON Human rights groups said Myanmar's government is trying to cover up abuses against civilians in a Muslim-majority part of Rakhine State after an investigation panel dismissed claims a government crackdown there amounts to "genocide". | Video


Myanmar faces danger from IS militants, Malaysian police say 04 Jan 2017

KUALA LUMPUR Myanmar faces a growing danger of attacks by foreign supporters of Islamic State (IS) recruited from Southeast Asian networks in support of persecuted Muslim Rohingyas, Malaysia's top counter-terrorism official has said. | Video

Myanmar vows action on police abuse after video of beating emerges 02 Jan 2017

YANGON Myanmar has promised to take action against policemen who beat Muslims after footage of villagers being treated violently appeared online amid tension over a government crackdown aimed at rooting out suspected insurgents.

Myanmar says will take back 2,415 citizens from Bangladesh 30 Dec 2016

YANGON Myanmar said on Friday it will take back 2,415 citizens from Bangladesh, only a tiny fraction of the 300,000 people who Bangladesh says are Myanmar citizens taking refuge there and should go home.

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