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Myanmar constitution summit 'impractical': presidential spokesman

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YANGON, November 27 - A summit of political leaders proposed by Myanmar's parliament to debate constitutional change is "impractical" and unlikely to happen, the president's spokesman said in a further setback to hopes for full democracy after 49 years of military rule.

Exclusive: Poor and besieged, Myanmar's Rakhine join Rohingya exodus

MAUNGDAW, Myanmar - For years, tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslim boat people have fled this remote corner of western Myanmar for nearby countries. But another huge exodus has grabbed far fewer headlines. | Video

World 26 Nov 2014

Exclusive: Poor and besieged, Myanmar's Rakhine join Rohingya exodus

MAUNGDAW, Myanmar - For years, tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslim boat people have fled this remote corner of western Myanmar for nearby countries. But another huge exodus has grabbed far fewer headlines.

World, 26 Nov 2014

Myanmar political leaders to hold talks on amending constitution

YANGON - Myanmar's parliament has unanimously endorsed talks between the country’s top political leaders on amending a military-drafted constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from being president, a parliamentarian from her party said.

World, 25 Nov 2014

China seizes 31 trafficking suspects holding Myanmar women

BEIJING - Chinese authorities in the northern region of Inner Mongolia arrested 31 people on suspicion of trafficking women because they had held 14 people, 11 of them from Myanmar, state media said on Monday.

World, 24 Nov 2014

Myanmar army says deadly strike against rebels meant only as 'warning'

YANGON - The Myanmar army said that a deadly artillery attack on an insurgent military academy had been intended only as a "warning" strike, local media reported, amid mounting tensions ahead of renewed negotiations for a ceasefire.

World, 21 Nov 2014

Thai fishermen convert boats to cash in on human-smuggling

RANONG Thailand - The smuggling of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar is so lucrative that Thai fishermen are converting their boats to carry humans, police, locals and officials in southern Thailand said. | Video

World, Thailand, 20 Nov 2014

Kachin rebels say 23 cadets killed by Myanmar army shell

YANGON - Twenty three cadets of the ethnic insurgent group the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) were killed when they were hit by a single shell fired by Myanmar's army on Wednesday, the KIA said in a statement on Thursday.

World, 20 Nov 2014

Myanmar parliament chief throws doubt on Suu Kyi's presidential chances

YANGON - Myanmar's constitution cannot be changed until after next year's general election, the speaker of parliament said, casting doubt on the chances of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi becoming president and the military's political power being weakened.

World, 18 Nov 2014

UPDATE 1-Myanmar parliament chief throws doubt on Suu Kyi's presidential chances

YANGON, Nov 19 - Myanmar's constitution cannot be changed until after next year's general election, the speaker of parliament said, casting doubt on the chances of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi becoming president and the military's political power being weakened.

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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