Myanmar

U.S. blacklists Myanmar official ahead of Obama visit

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WASHINGTON - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a prominent lawmaker and businessman in Myanmar for undermining economic and political reforms in the country, ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's planned visit next month.

UPDATE 2-Military-linked Myanmar group wins brewery spat with Singapore's F&N

SINGAPORE, Oct 31 - A military-linked Myanmar conglomerate has won an arbitration case against Singapore's Fraser and Neave Ltd (F&N) that will give it the right to buy the latter's 55 percent stake in Myanmar's biggest brewery.

Myanmar's leaders seek to revive peace talks, maintain reforms

YANGON - Myanmar's political and ethnic leaders agreed on Friday to work together on reforms and peace talks ahead of a 2015 election after U.S. President Barack Obama urged the government to make every effort to end ethnic conflict.

World, 31 Oct 2014

Myanmar conglomerate says it has won beer spat with Singapore's F&N

SINGAPORE, Oct 31 - A military-linked Myanmar conglomerate said it has won an arbitration case against Singapore's Fraser and Neave Ltd that will give it the right to buy the latter's stake in Myanmar's biggest brewery.

31 Oct 2014

Myanmar calls meeting of political, military heavyweights

YANGON - Myanmar's president and powerful military chief will hold an unprecedented high-level meeting on Friday with major political parties and ethnic minority groups as cracks widen in the fledgling democracy ahead of an election next year.

World, 30 Oct 2014

Obama urges Myanmar leader to address ethnic tensions

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama urged Myanmar leader Thein Sein in a telephone call on Thursday to take additional steps to address ethnic tensions in the country and support the civil and political rights of the stateless Rohingya Muslims minority.

World, 30 Oct 2014

Myanmar calls meeting of political, military heavyweights

YANGON - Myanmar's president and powerful military chief will hold an unprecedented high-level meeting on Friday with major political parties and ethnic minority groups as cracks widen in the fledgling democracy ahead of an election next year.

World, 30 Oct 2014

Obama speaks to Myanmar president, opposition leader Suu Kyi

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to Myanmar President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in separate telephone calls on Thursday, the White House said.

World, 30 Oct 2014

Myanmar government and political groups to meet on Friday

YANGON - Myanmar's political and military leaders will hold an unprecedented meeting with heads of major political parties and ethnic groups this week to discuss national reconciliation ahead of elections in 2015, local media reported on Wednesday.

World, 29 Oct 2014

Myanmar activists demand independent probe into journalist's killing

YANGON - A group of activist organizations in Myanmar demanded the setting up of an independent commission on Wednesday to probe the killing of a journalist in army custody, saying the military had delayed reporting his death for almost three weeks.

29 Oct 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