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Estranged brother of Myanmar's Suu Kyi bids to sell lakeside home

1:20pm BST

YANGON The estranged brother of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday he is making a new bid to sell the lakeside house where the democracy activist turned politician spent 15 years under house arrest.

Myanmar newspaper journalists held after handing themselves in to police

12 Oct 2018

YANGON Three senior journalists at Myanmar's largest private newspaper were remanded in custody after handing themselves in to police on Wednesday, facing accusations of causing "fear or alarm" following a complaint from the Yangon regional government.

Hunt says pressed Suu Kyi on 'justice and accountability' for Rohingya

20 Sep 2018

NAYPYITAW Myanmar must ensure there is "no hiding place" for those responsible for crimes against its Rohingya minority if it is to avoid a lasting stain on the country's reputation, Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday.

Myanmar youth, journalists demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

17 Sep 2018

YANGON At least 100 Myanmar youth activists and journalists called for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists on Sunday, warning that the seven-year prison terms handed to the pair this month threaten the public's right to information. | Video

Myanmar group founded by prominent dissident urges release of Reuters reporters

12 Sep 2018

YANGON An organisation founded by one of Myanmar's most famous political prisoners and an old ally of Aung San Suu Kyi, called on Wednesday for the release of two Reuters journalists jailed after being found guilty of violating an official secrets law.

Myanmar says court in Reuters reporters' case was independent

08 Sep 2018

YANGON Myanmar's government spokesman said on Friday a court that convicted two Reuters journalists under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act was independent and followed due process, after international calls for the pair to be released. | Video

Myanmar court jails Reuters reporters for seven years in landmark secrets case

04 Sep 2018

YANGON A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country. | Video

Myanmar army apologises for mistaken photos in book on Rohingya crisis

03 Sep 2018

YANGON The Myanmar military issued a rare apology on Monday, acknowledging that two photographs it published in a book on the crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority were "published incorrectly".

Myanmar military releases 75 child soldiers from service

31 Aug 2018

YANGON Myanmar's armed forces released 75 children and young people from military service on Friday, the United Nations said, amid international outrage over alleged abuses committed by troops in the country's numerous ongoing conflicts.

Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, thousands driven from homes

30 Aug 2018

SWAR CREEK DAM, Myanmar As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday. | Video

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