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Myanmar's Suu Kyi seeks to revive peace process with fresh talks


YANGON Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi opened a new round of talks with some of the country's myriad ethnic groups on Wednesday, looking to revive a stuttering peace process after a tough first year in power that saw the worst fighting with rebels in years.

Myanmar's highest Buddhist authority bars radical nationalist group 23 May 2017

YANGON Myanmar's top Buddhist authority banned a hardline monks' group on Tuesday, raising pressure on extremists after they barred a firebrand monk from public sermons and authorities arrested several Buddhist nationalists.


Myanmar army rejects U.N. findings of abuses in Rohingya crackdown 23 May 2017

YANGON Myanmar's army on Tuesday rejected allegations of human rights abuses during its crackdown on Rohingya Muslim last year, made by the United Nations in a report on the offensive that forced some 75,000 Rohingya to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.

Myanmar screening of film on army's role in jade trade cancelled 17 May 2017

YANGON A hotel in Myanmar abruptly cancelled a film screening on Wednesday by a non-government body, Global Witness, that is critical of the role of the military in the lucrative jade business and its impact on a difficult peace process.


China's Xi offers help for Myanmar peace process 16 May 2017

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday that China would continue to help the country achieve peace, and called for both sides to maintain stability on their shared border, state media said.


Myanmar arrests Buddhist nationalists accused of stoking tensions with Muslims 15 May 2017

YANGON Myanmar police have arrested two radical Buddhist nationalists and are seeking several more after they clashed with Muslims in the country's commercial capital Yangon, underscoring the authorities' growing concern over rising religious tensions.


Despite crackdown, people-smuggling across Thai-Myanmar border has risen 11 May 2017

MAE SOT, Thailand People smuggling across the border from Myanmar to Thailand is on the rise despite a crackdown by authorities in both countries that has made it more expensive and dangerous, Thai immigration police say.

Red Cross chief urges Myanmar to allow more access to conflict areas 11 May 2017

YANGON The International Committee of the Red Cross has asked Myanmar to let aid workers get access to people caught up in conflicts that have displaced tens of thousands despite a transition that brought Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to power.

Thai police find 35 Myanmar smuggling victims 'dumped' in the south 05 May 2017

BANGKOK Thai police found 35 migrants from Myanmar abandoned and wandering in a southern forest on Friday, raising fears that smuggling and trafficking routes are flourishing despite a crackdown by authorities.


Myanmar says fake news being spread to destabilise Suu Kyi government 05 May 2017

YANGON Myanmar's government has warned the public that false news and rumours are being spread by unidentified people wishing to cause "political instability" during the tenure of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, state-run media said on Friday.

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

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