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U.S. downgrades Myanmar, raises Thailand in human trafficking report

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WASHINGTON The United States has placed Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Sudan and Haiti on its list of worst human trafficking offenders, drawing guarded praise from some human rights groups following criticism that last year’s State Department report was politicized.

Leader of Myanmar's 'Saffron Revolution' freed, charges dropped

YANGON A former monk and influential leader of Myanmar's 2007 anti-junta uprising has been freed from jail and charges against him dropped, his lawyer said on Friday, just a day after new charges were leveled against him.

World, United Nations, 1:34am EDT

Best foot forward: Thai elephant gets her ninth prosthetic leg

LAMPANG, Thailand Mosha the elephant, who stepped on a landmine along the Thai-Myanmar border 10 years ago, received her ninth prosthetic leg on Wednesday. | Video

Environment, Jun 30 2016

Charges against Myanmar's 'Saffron Revolution' leader pile up

YANGON A Yangon court, for the second time this week, laid additional charges dating from 2012 against a former monk and leader of Myanmar's Saffron Revolution, a member of his legal team said on Thursday.

World, United Nations, Jun 30 2016

Myanmar should dismantle laws blocking free speech: Human Rights Watch

YANGON Myanmar's government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), should amend and abolish laws that threaten freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday.

World, Jun 29 2016

Myanmar should dismantle laws blocking free speech - Human Rights Watch

YANGON, June 29 Myanmar's government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), should amend and abolish laws that threaten freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday.

Exclusive: U.S. to downgrade Myanmar in annual human trafficking report - sources

WASHINGTON/YANGON The United States has decided to place Myanmar on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking, officials said, a move aimed at prodding the country’s new democratically elected government and its still-powerful military to do more to curb the use of child soldiers and forced labor. | Video

World, Jun 28 2016

Myanmar court lays new charges against Saffron Revolution leader

YANGON A Myanmar court laid additional charges against a former monk and leader of the 2007 "Saffron Revolution" anti-junta uprising on Tuesday, accusing him of trespass and "mischief" committed four years ago.

World, United Nations, Jun 28 2016

Mob destroys mosque as religious, ethnic tension rises in Myanmar

YANGON A group of men from a village in central Myanmar destroyed a mosque in the first serious outburst of inter-religious violence in months, coinciding with a rise in tensions over how to refer to the Rohingya, the country's persecuted Muslim minority.

World, Jun 24 2016

Suu Kyi visit to Thailand spotlights Myanmar migrant plight

MAHACHAI, Thailand Hundreds of migrants from Myanmar on Thursday gave Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi a thunderous welcome on her first visit to neighboring Thailand since her National League for Democracy swept to election victory in November.

World, Thailand, Jun 23 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