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Silk Road sweeteners: China woos Myanmar's NLD with junkets

07 Aug 2019

YANGON The National League for Democracy was forged in an uprising against one-party rule. Its activists spent years in jail under Myanmar's military junta. But since taking power three years ago, the party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has found an unlikely ally – the Chinese Communist Party.

Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

06 Jul 2019

YANGON UNESCO inscribed Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site on Saturday, nearly a quarter of a century after the complex of Buddhist temples was first nominated for listing.

Exclusive: Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya killings freed after less than a year

27 May 2019

YANGON Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys during a 2017 military crackdown in the western state of Rakhine, two prison officials, two former fellow inmates and one of the soldiers told Reuters.

World Bank under fire for development plan in Myanmar's divided Rakhine

17 May 2019

YANGON Aid groups and human rights advocates have warned the World Bank that a $100 million development project it is planning for Myanmar’s conflict-riven Rakhine State could worsen tension there.

'Lives are cheap': Grief, anger as landslide rocks Myanmar's jade hills

17 May 2019

HPAKANT, Myanmar/YANGON When Brang Aung left home in early April, his wife pleaded for him to stay for their newborn son's naming ceremony, just a few weeks later.

U.N. investigators urge nations to snap financial ties with Myanmar military

14 May 2019

YANGON The world must cut off financial and other support for Myanmar's armed forces, a U.N. fact-finding mission said on Tuesday, repeating a call for top generals to be prosecuted for abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail

13 May 2019

YANGON Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from prison on Tuesday after more than 500 days behind bars. | Video

In exile in Bangladesh, a bittersweet revival of Rohingya culture

08 May 2019

(This May 7 story has been refiled to fix typo in paragraph sixteen.) | Video

Reuters-Reporter kommen nach über 500 Tagen Haft in Myanmar frei

07 May 2019

Rangun Nach mehr als 500 Tagen Haft hat Myanmar zwei Reporter der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters freigelassen.

Myanmar's top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

06 May 2019

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country's transition to democracy. | Video

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