Votes counted in landmark poll

Voters hope the military will accept their decision this time Votes are being counted in Myanmar's first openly contested general election for 25 years. Turnout is...

Kachin jade scavenger shot by guards

A jade scavenger in Myanmar has been shot dead by mine security staff, according to the authorities.   On Monday, a scavenger from troubled Rakhine...

Single Rohingya family returns

Myanmar says it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya of around 700,000 refugees who fled to Bangladesh since August 2017, despite UN warnings...

Suu Kyi should free reporters: Clooney  

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney (pictured), who is representing the two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years’ hard labour, has urged Myanmar State Counsellor...

Army extends Shan media custody 

Three reporters in Myanmar facing jail for covering one of the many rebel armies opposing the government have accused the military of trying to...

Rohingya ‘whitewash’ report slammed 

Human rights groups have condemned an internal investigation by Myanmar’s military into alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, branding it a "whitewash" and demanding that...

Thein Sein calls for unity

Myanmar's President Thein Sein has presided over considerable reforms. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's outgoing president, Thein Sein, called for unity among political parties in the national...

We sacked US envoy: Myanmar

Myanmar says it kicked US diplomat Bill Richardson off an advisory panel on the Rohingya crisis, accusing him of making a "personal attack" on...

Buddhists rage at US ‘Rohingya’ condolence

The waters off Sittwe are often treacherous. Source: Wikimedia Buddhist monks and several hundred other protesters have marched on the US Embassy in Yangon to...

Activist arrest shows limits to reforms

Nyi Nyi Lwin or Gambira. Source: Wikimedia   A Myanmar court has announced new charges against a former monk and leader of the 2007 so-called "Saffron...

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