Myanmar

Ethnic rebels' show of force highlights Suu Kyi's peace challenge

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LOI TAI LENG, Myanmar Speaking to 1,000 of his soldiers at a mountain base on Myanmar's border with Thailand, the leader of a powerful ethnic armed group called on other rebels to join government-led peace talks and appealed for unity among the country's minorities.

Myanmar army chief to get five year extension as talks with Suu Kyi continue-media

YANGON Myanmar's powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing and his deputy are slated to extend their terms for another five years, a local newspaper said on Saturday, as the military and democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi negotiate the terms of transition.

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Myanmar army chief to get five year extension as talks with Suu Kyi continue - media

YANGON Myanmar's powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing and his deputy are slated to extend their terms for another five years, a local newspaper said on Saturday, as the military and democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi negotiate the terms of transition.

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In Myanmar, political mood sours as transition talks hit a snag

NAYPYITAW The mood of goodwill evident in early talks between Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's military over the country's transition to democratic government has soured, as tensions rise over how to divide up power and deal with the legacy of junta rule.

World, 12 Feb 2016

In Myanmar, slum eviction highlights Suu Kyi's military challenge

YANGON Days before democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi led her lawmakers into parliament as Myanmar's government-in-waiting, Ei Than watched bulldozers sent by the military destroy her house in a slum on the outskirts of Yangon. | Video

World, 12 Feb 2016

Myanmar's outgoing president cancels visit to U.S.-ASEAN summit next week

YANGON Myanmar's outgoing President Thein Sein has at the last minute canceled plans to attend the U.S.-ASEAN summit in California next week, his office said late on Thursday, giving no reasons for the decision.

World, 11 Feb 2016

Senate unanimously approves Myanmar ambassador nominee

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Myanmar on Tuesday, after the administration assured lawmakers it would not rush to ease sanctions as the country moves from decades of military rule.

Election 2016, Politics, 09 Feb 2016

Myanmar presidential vote to start on March 17 as transition talks drag on

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar's parliament will begin its election of the new president on March 17, cutting very close to an April 1 deadline, suggesting talks between Aung San Suu Kyi's victorious party and the military are likely to take longer than planned.

World, 08 Feb 2016

As Myanmar powerbrokers talk, could Suu Kyi emerge as president?

NAYPYITAW/YANGON As Aung San Suu Kyi's lawmakers smiled for the cameras at the first sessions of Myanmar's parliament, a summit of generals convened at a base just minutes from the chamber. On every mind was the same question: who will be the country's next president?

World, 06 Feb 2016

Myanmar's Suu Kyi lauds choice of ethnic and army-backed parliamentary speakers

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi pushed the message of national reconciliation on Wednesday, lauding the choice of representatives from ethnic minorities and the army-backed party as parliamentary speakers in a chamber dominated by her allies.

World, 03 Feb 2016

Images from Myanmar

A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

Myanmar's long standing political crisis has forced millions of refugees across the border.  Slideshow