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Myanmar's Suu Kyi seeks to revive peace process with fresh talks

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YANGON Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi opened a new round of talks with some of the country's myriad ethnic groups on Wednesday, looking to revive a stuttering peace process after a tough first year in power that saw the worst fighting with rebels in years.

UPDATE 1-Myanmar's Suu Kyi seeks to revive peace process with fresh talks

YANGON, May 24 Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi opened a new round of talks with some of the country's myriad ethnic groups on Wednesday, looking to revive a stuttering peace process after a tough first year in power that saw the worst fighting with rebels in years.

Myanmar's highest Buddhist authority bars radical nationalist group

YANGON Myanmar's top Buddhist authority banned a hardline monks' group on Tuesday, raising pressure on extremists after they barred a firebrand monk from public sermons and authorities arrested several Buddhist nationalists.

May 23 2017

Myanmar's highest Buddhist authority bars radical nationalist group

YANGON Myanmar's top Buddhist authority banned a hardline monks' group on Tuesday, raising pressure on extremists after they barred a firebrand monk from public sermons and authorities arrested several Buddhist nationalists.

World, United Nations, May 23 2017

Myanmar children in conflict-hit areas risk getting left behind: U.N.

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About 2.2 million children living in remote, conflict-hit parts of Myanmar could be left behind as the country rapidly develops following decades of military rule, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.

May 23 2017

Myanmar army rejects U.N. findings of abuses in Rohingya crackdown

YANGON Myanmar's army on Tuesday rejected allegations of human rights abuses during its crackdown on Rohingya Muslim last year, made by the United Nations in a report on the offensive that forced some 75,000 Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

World, United Nations, May 23 2017

China's CNPC receives first crude through Myanmar-China pipeline - Xinhua

SHANGHAI China's state-owned refiner China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has started receiving crude oil on Friday through its Myanmar-to-China pipeline, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, quoting the company.

May 20 2017

Chinese navy ships visit Myanmar for joint exercises

SHANGHAI Chinese navy ships are visiting Myanmar and will conduct communications, search and rescue, and other joint exercises with the Myanmar navy, China's defense ministry said on Saturday.

World, May 19 2017

Myanmar screening of film on army's role in jade trade canceled

YANGON A hotel in Myanmar abruptly canceled a film screening on Wednesday by a non-government body, Global Witness, that is critical of the role of the military in the lucrative jade business and its impact on a difficult peace process.

World, Film, May 17 2017

Myanmar screening of film on army's role in jade trade cancelled

YANGON, May 17 A hotel in Myanmar abruptly cancelled a film screening on Wednesday by a non-government body, Global Witness, that is critical of the role of the military in the lucrative jade business and its impact on a difficult peace process.

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