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Myanmar says record drug seizure has street value of $36 million

YANGON Authorities in Myanmar seized roughly 21 million methamphetamine pills with a street value of around U.S.$35.5 million near the border with China, state-owned media said on Monday, the country's second largest haul of the contraband.


Myanmar poet's jail term 'like from the old days' 24 May 2016

YANGON A court in Myanmar on Tuesday sentenced a young poet to six months in jail for defaming former President Thein Sein, making him one of the first political activists sentenced since Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi took power in April.

Pit collapse kills at least 13 in Myanmar jade-mining district 24 May 2016

YANGON A collapse at an illegal mine killed at least 13 people in Myanmar's northern Kachin State, a resident involved in rescue efforts said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of deadly accidents to hit the jade-mining area.

One Rohingya Muslim shot dead in mass escape from Thai detention centre 23 May 2016

BANGKOK Thai police shot dead a Rohingya Muslim from Myanmar on Monday during a dramatic mass escape of detainees from an immigration camp in southern Thailand, police said.


Lawyers appeal against death sentences over murder of British tourists in Thailand 23 May 2016

BANGKOK Lawyers filed an appeal on Monday against the conviction of two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death in Thailand for the 2014 murder of two British backpackers on a holiday island, another twist in a case mired in controversy and dispute.


Suu Kyi calls for 'space' to address Myanmar's Rohingya issue as Kerry visits 22 May 2016

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi asked to be given "enough space" to address the plight of her country's Rohingya Muslim population, as visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed the Nobel peace laureate to promote respect for human rights.

More than 50 people charged in Myanmar after protest - police 19 May 2016

YANGON More than 50 Myanmar factory workers and labour rights protesters have been charged after scuffles broke out when they were blocked them from marching into the capital, police said on Thursday.


Targeted Myanmar tycoon may profit from U.S. sanctions changes 18 May 2016

YANGON Standing among the party seeing off Myanmar's new president as he left for Russia on Wednesday was leading businessman Htun Myint Naing, better known as Steven Law.


U.S. eases sanctions on Myanmar in bid to promote reforms 18 May 2016

WASHINGTON The United States eased some sanctions on Myanmar on Tuesday to support ongoing political reforms, but maintained most of its economic restrictions in an effort to punish those Washington sees as hampering the country's newly elected government.


Exclusive - U.S. to renew most Myanmar sanctions with changes to aid business 13 May 2016

WASHINGTON The United States plans to renew the bulk of its sanctions against Myanmar when they expire next week, but will make some changes aimed at boosting investment and trade, according to several senior U.S. officials and congressional aides.

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