Myanmar

Myanmar's Rohingya stuck in refugee limbo in India

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Kohinoor, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, fled her home in Myanmar after a wave of attacks by majority Buddhists, she hoped for a chance to rebuild her life in a new country.

Myanmar lifts curfew in violence-racked state capital 11 Sep 2014

YANGON - Myanmar on Thursday lifted a curfew imposed in June 2012 when clashes between Buddhists and minority Muslims erupted throughout western Rakhine state, killing at least 192 people that year.

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Myanmar cancels by-elections 07 Sep 2014

YANGON September 7 - Myanmar has called off an election scheduled for the end of this year to fill 35 vacated seats in parliament, the Union Election Commission announced on Sunday.

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Myanmar city U-turns amid outcry over secret $8 billion housing deal 02 Sep 2014

YANGON - Authorities in Myanmar's biggest city have backed down on plans to award a $8 billion (4.81 billion pounds) construction contract to a barely known firm following a public outcry over its transparency in a country notorious for graft and vested interests.

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Ethnic strife blurs Myanmar's first census in 30 years 30 Aug 2014

YANGON - Following an incomplete count due to ethnic conflicts in parts of the country, Myanmar said on Saturday that its first census in 30 years shows the population to be 51.4 million, some ten million less than expected.

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MSF urges Myanmar to allow it to resume work as health crisis worsens 15 Aug 2014

YANGON - An international medical group has urged the Myanmar government to follow through on a commitment to let it resume work in one of the poorest parts of the country, warning that healthcare there has seriously deteriorated since it was expelled.

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U.S.'s Kerry presses Myanmar leaders on human rights, reforms 09 Aug 2014

NAYPYIDAW Myanmar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday pressed Myanmar's political leaders on Washington's human rights concerns and urged its President Thein Sein to step up constitutional reforms to ensure elections next year are fully credible.

Myanmar military releases 91 child soldiers 01 Aug 2014

YANGON - Myanmar's military released 91 children and young people from military service on Friday, the United Nations said as it encouraged the army to speed up demobilisation to ensure it has no under-age soldiers in its ranks.

Myanmar health and information ministers step down 30 Jul 2014

YANGON - Myanmar's ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported on Wednesday, the latest changes in a cabinet that has been grappling with a host of problems as the country presses on with reforms after decades of military rule.

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U.N. envoy warns of deepening ethnic divisions in Myanmar 27 Jul 2014

YANGON - A senior U.N. official on Saturday warned of a growing polarization between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims were deplorable.

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