Myanmar

Young Rohingya woman chases dream of peace and justice in Myanmar

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YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wai Wai Nu is a diminutive 27-year-old with pro-democracy activism in her genes and a quarter of her young life spent behind bars.

Myanmar city U-turns amid outcry over secret $8 bln housing deal

YANGON, Sept 1 - Authorities in Myanmar's biggest city have backed down on plans to award a $8 billion construction contract to a barely known firm following a public outcry over its transparency in a country notorious for graft and vested interests.

Ethnic strife blurs Myanmar's first census in 30 years

YANGON - Following an incomplete count due to ethnic conflicts in parts of the country, Myanmar said on Saturday that its first census in 30 years shows the population to be 51.4 million, some ten million less than expected.

World, United Nations, 30 Aug 2014

New $480 million solar power project planned for Myanmar

WASHINGTON - U.S. investors will help finance a $480 million solar power project in Myanmar's northeastern Mandalay region, which will ultimately provide up to 12 percent of the country's power generation, the U.S. Trade Representative and an investment manager said on Thursday.

Deals, 28 Aug 2014

MSF urges Myanmar to allow it to resume work as health crisis worsens

YANGON - An international medical group has urged the Myanmar government to follow through on a commitment to let it resume work in one of the poorest parts of the country, warning that healthcare there has seriously deteriorated since it was expelled.

Health, 15 Aug 2014

Kerry presses Myanmar leaders on human rights, reforms

NAYPYIDAW Myanmar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday pressed Myanmar's political leaders on Washington's human rights concerns and urged its President Thein Sein to step up constitutional reforms to ensure elections next year are fully credible.

World, 09 Aug 2014

Myanmar military releases 91 child soldiers

YANGON - Myanmar's military released 91 children and young people from military service on Friday, the United Nations said as it encouraged the army to speed up demobilization to ensure it has no under-age soldiers in its ranks.

World, United Nations, 01 Aug 2014

Quakes strike Myanmar, India's Andaman Islands; no tsunami warning

NEW DELHI - Earthquakes of magnitude 6.2 and 6.1 struck Myanmar and India's Andaman islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Environment, 01 Aug 2014

Quakes strike Myanmar, India's Andaman Islands; no tsunami warning

NEW DELHI - Earthquakes of magnitude 6.2 and 6.1 struck Myanmar and India's Andaman islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

World, 31 Jul 2014

Quakes strike Myanmar, India's Andaman Islands; no tsunami warning

NEW DELHI - Earthquakes of magnitude 6.2 and 6.1 struck Myanmar and India's Andaman islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Environment, 31 Jul 2014

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