Myanmar

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

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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.

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

Myanmar health and information ministers step down

YANGON - Myanmar's ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported on Wednesday, the latest changes in a cabinet that has been grappling with a host of problems as the country presses on with reforms after decades of military rule.

30 Jul 2014

Myanmar health and information ministers step down

YANGON, July 30 - Myanmar's ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported on Wednesday, the latest changes in a cabinet that has been grappling with a host of problems as the country presses on with reforms after decades of military rule.

U.N. envoy warns of deepening ethnic divisions in Myanmar

YANGON - A senior U.N. official on Saturday warned of a growing polarization between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims were deplorable.

World, 26 Jul 2014

Senior U.S. lawmaker: Myanmar must reform before more sanctions easing

WASHINGTON - Jade and rubies from Myanmar will remain banned from the United States unless the Asian nation moves to end a provision in its constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president, a senior U.S. senator said on Thursday.

Politics, U.S., 24 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