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Suu Kyi hopes high-level meeting leads to fair elections

Suu Kyi says high-level political talks will be meaningful only if they lead to free and fair polls set for later this year.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media alongside Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her residence in Yangon November 19, 2012.

Myanmar to invite western observers for general election

Members of the U.S.-based Carter Center and the European Union will be invited to monitor general elections in Myanmar.

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Myanmar: New Zealander jailed for insulting Buddha in online ad

The New Zealand bar manager had showed a psychedelic depiction of Buddha wearing headphones.

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Myanmar court jails New Zealand man for insulting Buddha

Arrested for insulting Buddhism over a flyer that showed a psychedelic depiction of Buddha wearing headphones.

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Myanmar ferry accident death toll climbs to 59

A crowded double-decker ferry capsized in northwestern Myanmar after being slammed by huge waves.

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Myanmar ferry capsizes; 33 dead, at least a dozen missing

A Ministry of Transport official said the boat was swamped by huge waves and 167 people had been saved.

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Myanmar releases some students after bloody protests; others charged

Myanmar authorities freed students after bloody protest; others charged for a 2-year prison term.

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Myanmar police charge at student protesters with batons

Hundreds of police in Myanmar have charged student protesters with batons ending a days-long standoff in Letpadan.

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India begins to play official role in Myanmar peace process: Zoramthanga

As New Delhi begins to play an official role in peace talks between Naypyitaw and Myanmar’s ethnic rebel armies, the neighbouring country is gearing up to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May (which would be Modi’s second visit there in seven months), said peace envoy and former Mizoram CM Zoramthanga on Monday. The former […]

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Students face off against Myanmar police outside Yangon

The demonstrators want the government to scrap a newly passed education law that they say curbs academic freedom.

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Myanmar journalist Aung Nay Myo arrested for satirical post

Aung Nay Myo was detained on a charge of violating the 1950 Emergency Provision Act.

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Myanmar aid group asks ceasefire to evacuate trapped civilians

Aid workers called for ceasefire to allow the evacuation of civilians trapped at the center of fierce fighting between army and ethnic rebels.

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At least 20 killed in clashes between Myanmar army and rebels

Myanmar’s Information Ministry said on its FB page that 9 soldiers and 11 rebels were killed in clashes.

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Suu Kyi’s iron gate up for auction; minimum bid $200,000

The gate which held Nobel-Laureate and Myanmar ‘s democratic icon under house arrest is up for auction; proceeds to fund new NLD headquarters.

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Four, including Myanmar national, arrested for heroin possession in Mizoram

All four suspected peddlers have been booked under the NDPS Act.