Myanmar

Myanmar military wins rare praise in war with ethnic Chinese rebels

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YANGON - Fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic Chinese rebels has handed the long-feared military a public relations coup, with an explosion of praise on social media and even former political prisoners expressing grudging support.

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Reunions and ransoms - a day online in Myanmar's Rohingya camps 26 Feb 2015

THAE CHAUNG, Myanmar - In this teeming camp for displaced Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar, it's easy to overlook the internet huts. The raw emotion they generate is much harder to ignore.

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Reunions and ransoms - a day online in Myanmar's Rohingya camps 25 Feb 2015

THAE CHAUNG, Myanmar - In this teeming camp for displaced Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar, it's easy to overlook the internet huts. The raw emotion they generate is much harder to ignore.

Myanmar rebel leader denies Chinese fighting with him 25 Feb 2015

BEIJING - The ethnic Chinese leader of a group of Myanmar rebels fighting the government has denied in an interview with a Chinese paper that he has been receiving any help from Chinese citizens or mercenaries.

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Myanmar rebel leader denies Chinese citizens fighting with him 25 Feb 2015

BEIJING - The ethnic Chinese leader of a group of Myanmar rebels which has been engaged in renewed fighting with the government has denied in an interview with a Chinese paper that he has been receiving any help from Chinese citizens or mercenaries.

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Myanmar urges China to prevent rebel attacks from across their border 19 Feb 2015

(This refiled version of the story adds dropped letter in name Peng in paragraph 10)

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Myanmar declares martial law in troubled Kokang region 18 Feb 2015

KUNLONG, Myanmar - Myanmar President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency and imposed martial law in a region near the Chinese border after more than 70 people were killed in fighting between the Myanmar army and a rebel group. | Video

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Myanmar declares martial law in troubled Kokang region 17 Feb 2015

KUNLONG, Myanmar - Myanmar President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency in the Kokang region in the east and imposed a three-month period of martial law there in an announcement on state television on Tuesday night.

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In Rohingya camp, tensions mount over Myanmar plan to revoke ID cards 17 Feb 2015

THAE CHAUNG, Myanmar - Myanmar's decision to revoke temporary identification cards for minorities is raising tensions among its 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims, who have effectively been disenfranchised just days after parliament approved a law affirming their right to vote in a referendum.

China says thousands forced to flee Myanmar fighting 17 Feb 2015

BEIJING - Thousands of people have been forced to flee Myanmar into the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan following fighting between Myanmar's army and insurgents, the Chinese government said, repeating a call for restraint.

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