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Myanmar elections: Rebels should think carefully on peace deal, says Aung San Suu Kyi

Ethnic unrest was long used as an excuse for the army to exercise control over the country’s administration, and is a very sensitive issue because it relates to the nation’s unity.

India asks Myanmar to hand over 4 top NSCN (K) rebels

The Myanmar delegation, however, chose to remain non-committal on the request.


Police seize control of ruling party headquarters in Myanmar

Tensions have been building for months between President Thein Sein and Parliament speaker Shwe Mann, both of whom have expressed an interest in leading the country.

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Myanmar national arrested for possession of drugs worth Rs 1.8 crore in Mizoram

The accused has been booked under the NDPS Act and related customs laws after he was arrested at a village on the Indo-Myanmar international border crossing.

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Myanmar flood death toll climbs to 88

More than 200,000 acres of farmland have been ruined and large numbers of animals killed as well as the thousands of homes lost, according to state media.

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Myanmar flood toll to rise as rains lash region

Rescue work in Myanmar has been hampered by continued downpours and the inaccessibility of many of the remote regions worst hit by the deluges.


Myanmar pardons almost 7,000 prisoners

An Information Ministry statement said 6,966 prisoners, including 210 foreigners, will be freed across the country “on humanitarian grounds and in view of national reconciliation.”

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Myanmar democratic leader Suu Kyi registers for November elections

Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy will contest almost all the 498 parliamentary seats in the Nov. 8 polls

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Monsoon floods in northern Myanmar leaves 9 dead

Flooding is common during Myanmar’s monsoon season, which typically starts in late May and ends in mid-October.

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Myanmar govt resume talks with minority groups to end six decades of ceasefire

The prospect of reaching a deal as soon as possible, however, was uncertain.

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22 years a slave: Myanmar fisherman reunites with family after long years at sea

Myint Naing is among thousands of Burmese fishermen who are tricked or sold into forced labor in fishing industry, forced to work under harsh conditions with little pay.


Myanmar’s parliament blocks changes to constitution

“I am not surprised with the result. Those who didn’t vote for the change have shown they are against change,” Suu Kyi said.

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Myanmar’s parliament rejects constitutional amendments

Myanmar’s parliament rejected changes to two clauses that would allow Suu Kyi to compete in the elections and remove military veto power.

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In Manipur militancy hub, Myanmar provides what ‘distant’ India does not

Villages bank on barter across the border, militants provide more medical help ‘than state govt ever did’

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China-Myanmar Reset: Suu Kyi in Beijing

If China’s stakes in Myanmar are massive and enduring, Suu Kyi can’t ignore Myanmar’s deep historic ties with China and the logic of geography.