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Cranes stand idle as Myanmar businesses bemoan economic policy drift

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YANGON Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party will offer a glimpse of its plans for Myanmar's economy this week, in a long-awaited announcement that seeks to reassure businesses and investors who have grown increasingly worried by a lack of firm policy detail.

U.S. lawsuits link Malaysian leader to stolen money from 1MDB fund

KUALA LUMPUR/WASHINGTON Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday judgment should be withheld until all the facts are known after the U.S. government filed lawsuits seeking to seize $1 billion in assets bought with money stolen from a state fund he oversaw. | Video

World Jul 21 2016

Myanmar frees BBC reporter from jail after appeal

YANGON A journalist from the BBC's Myanmar-language service walked free from prison on Thursday after a court accepted his appeal against a three-month sentence handed down in June for striking a policeman.

World, Jul 21 2016

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi accepts Obama's invitation to visit the U.S.

YANGON Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi has accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama to visit the United States, the government said on Thursday, in what would be her first trip to America since she won an election in November.

World, Jul 21 2016

In rare move, Myanmar military admits soldiers killed five villagers

YANGON Five villagers were killed by soldiers during an interrogation in Myanmar's northern Shan State, a senior general said on Wednesday, in a rare admission by Myanmar's still-powerful military which promised to prosecute the perpetrators. | Video

World, Jul 20 2016

Myanmar's military investigates a 'war crime' in an era of reform

MONG YAW, Myanmar The first and second bodies pulled from the shallow grave in northern Myanmar didn't belong to Aik Chin's missing son. Nor, he prayed, did the third, whose face was unrecognizable from a severe beating. | Video

World, Jul 20 2016

Myanmar military admits soldiers killed 5 people, says will prosecute

YANGON, July 20 Myanmar's military said on Wednesday that soldiers had killed five villagers during an interrogation last month in northern Shan State, a rare admission by the still-powerful armed forces, and promised to prosecute the perpetrators.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi, army chief appear together to honor independence hero

YANGON Myanmar's powerful army chief and Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the newly elected government, made a rare public appearance together on Tuesday during annual celebrations of independence hero General Aung San, Suu Kyi's father.

World, Jul 19 2016

Myanmar's Suu Kyi, army chief appear together to honour independence hero

YANGON, July 19 Myanmar's powerful army chief and Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the newly elected government, made a rare public appearance together on Tuesday during annual celebrations of independence hero General Aung San, Suu Kyi's father.

After violence, Myanmar moves to curb religious extremism

YANGON Myanmar is cracking down on Buddhist extremism, aiming to curb ethnic and religious tension that saw two mosques destroyed and scores of Muslim residents fleeing their villages in recent weeks.

World, Jul 15 2016

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