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Myanmar protesters denounce term 'Rohingya' outside U.S. Embassy

Hundreds of demonstrators, including Buddhist monks, denounced the United States for its use of the term Rohingya to describe Myanmar's stateless Muslim community during a protest outside of the U.S. embassy in Yangon on Thursday. 

Myanmar Saffron Revolution leader jailed on immigration charges - lawyer 26 Apr 2016

YANGON A Myanmar court on Tuesday jailed a former monk and leader of the 2007 anti-junta uprising for six months with hard labour on immigration charges, a member of his defence team said, but he was likely to be released soon because of time already served.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi vows to include ethnic groups in 'democratic federal union' 18 Apr 2016

YANGON Aung San Suu Kyi, whose post as Myanmar state counsellor makes her de facto head of state, vowed on Monday to build a democratic federal union including ethnic minorities, but did not mention any group by name.

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Myanmar president frees 83 political prisoners 17 Apr 2016

YANGON Myanmar's new president has pardoned 83 prisoners held for political crimes, officials said Sunday, just weeks after the first government in half a century not connected to the military took office.

It takes more than a law to ensure equal land rights for women 15 Apr 2016

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Laws giving men and women equal rights to land are not enough to ensure equality if they are not accompanied by efforts to empower and educate women, said the head of an organisation working to put the power of the law into people's hands.

Earthquake hits Myanmar, no immediate reports of major damage 13 Apr 2016

YANGON An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck northwestern Myanmar on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, sending strong tremors through Myanmar, eastern India, Bangladesh and parts of Nepal.

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New Myanmar government frees scores of jailed activists 08 Apr 2016

YANGON Myanmar's new government released scores of jailed activists on Friday, just over a week after assuming power, and said it was preparing to pardon 100 more people serving sentences for political offences.

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China says business spats with Myanmar can be resolved 06 Apr 2016

BEIJING China is confident it can resolve business disagreements with Myanmar through friendly talks, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said after meeting his counterpart Aung San Suu Kyi, amid pressure from China to resume a stalled $3.6-billion (2.54 billion pounds) dam project.

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Suu Kyi's state counsellor bill passes vote despite military protest 05 Apr 2016

YANGON Myanmar's military lawmakers made clear their opposition to a bill to create a powerful new presidential advisory role for Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday by refusing to take part in a lower house of parliament vote on it.

Myanmar's ruling party, military clash over Suu Kyi role 01 Apr 2016

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar's upper house of parliament approved a bill on Friday that gives Aung San Suu Kyi a powerful government role, despite opposition from the military on the second day of her party's new administration.

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