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U.S. military retrieves possible World War Two remains from Myanmar

12 Mar 2019

MANDALAY The United States on Tuesday retrieved the possible remains of service members who went missing in Myanmar during the Second World War, marking the first such mission to Myanmar carried out by U.S. military aircraft, American officials said.

Myanmar sentences two to death for murder of Muslim lawyer who advised Suu Kyi

15 Feb 2019

YANGON A Myanmar court on Friday sentenced two men to death for the murder of a prominent Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, who was an adviser to government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an advocate for reforming a military-drafted constitution.

Myanmar parliament approves panel to discuss constitution despite military protest

06 Feb 2019

YANGON Myanmar's parliament on Wednesday voted to set up a committee to discuss amending the country's constitution, despite objections by military-aligned lawmakers against a move that is likely to challenge the army's power.

Suu Kyi to investors: Myanmar is open for business

01 Feb 2019

NAYPYITAW Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday urged global investors to put their money into Myanmar, seeking to offset the negative impact of the Rohingya crisis and slow pace of economic reforms.

Myanmar Suu Kyi's party clashes with military over proposal to change army-drafted charter

29 Jan 2019

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's ruling party clashed with military lawmakers on Tuesday as it proposed steps towards changing the constitution, its biggest challenge in nearly three years to the army's power over politics as enshrined in the charter.

Rakhine rebels kill 13 in Independence Day attack on Myanmar police posts

05 Jan 2019

YANGON Rakhine insurgents killed 13 policemen and injured nine in attacks on four police posts in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Friday as the country marked Independence Day, the official news agency said.

Corrected: Lost idol - New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

27 Dec 2018

YANGON Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics.

Myanmar court hears arguments in appeal case of jailed Reuters reporters

24 Dec 2018

YANGON A Myanmar court heard arguments on Monday in the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act. | Video

Myanmar says policeman found dead near border with Bangladesh

23 Dec 2018

YANGON The body of a missing Myanmar policeman was found on the country's troubled border with Bangladesh, state media and officials said on Sunday after a clash with unknown gunmen last week.

Myanmar army pauses operations in north in rare conciliatory action

21 Dec 2018

The Myanmar military on Friday announced a more than four-month cessation of its activities in northern areas where it is fighting ethnic minority insurgents, in what appeared to be a rare conciliatory move aimed at kick-starting peace talks.

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