US sanctions keep pressure on Myanmar military

  President Obama has tried to improve relations with Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia Washington plans to renew the bulk of its sanctions against Myanmar when they expire...

Myanmar farmers protest at Chinese copper mine

Protests have been taking place at Letpadaung for years. Source: Flickr Hundreds of villagers in Myanmar protested against the resumption of operations at a Chinese-backed...

Suu Kyi asks US to stop saying ‘Rohingya’

Aung San Suu Kyi welcomes US President Barack Obama to her home in Yangon in 2012. Source: Wikimedia    Myanmar recognises 135 ethnic groups but refuses to add the Rohingya Muslims of...

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...

Malaysia Airlines CEO resigns

A Boeing 747-4H6. Source: Flickr     Malaysia Airlines has announced that chief executive Christoph Mueller is leaving the troubled carrier in September. Mueller's exit was due to...

Rakhine rebels claim victory over govt troops

  Rakhine State is one of the poorest parts of impoverished Myanmar. Source: Flickr A Myanmar battalion commander and 20 of his troops have been...

Rohingya demand Suu Kyi’s attention

A police checkpoint at a Rohingya area of Sittwe, Rakhine State’s capital. Source: Wikimedia   Now Aung San Suu Kyi, as Myanmar's de facto prime...

Myanmar frees 199 political prisoners

Insein Prison, Yangon. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar’s judiciary has dropped charges against nearly 200 political prisoners since Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to fight for their...

Suu Kyi promises prisoner releases

Does Aung San Suu Kyi know the way? Photo: Asean Economist Aung San Suu Kyi says all remaining political prisoners will be freed within the...

Suu Kyi faces down military MPs

Myanmar’s Lower House with the military representatives visible in olive tan at the far end. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's military representatives in Parliament have clashed with...

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