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A year on, regal Suu Kyi struggles to move Myanmar on from conflict

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YANGON/NAYPYITAW At the beginning of this year, Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi sat down with one of her advisers to go through priorities for the coming months. She began with an apology for the slow pace of economic reform. | Video

Waiting for grid to arrive, Myanmar villages switch on solar

NYAUNG KONE, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For generations, residents of this farming village in central Myanmar had a set rhythm to their day - waking up with the sunrise and going to sleep after dark. Diesel generators and batteries were for the privileged few, while the candles used by most were a fire hazard for thatch and bamboo houses.

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Factbox: Myanmar plans to boost electricity access with coal

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Myanmar has abundant renewable energy resources but less than a third of its population is connected to the electricity grid.

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China army drills on Myanmar border amid tensions

BEIJING China's military carried out drills along the border with Myanmar on Tuesday, in a show of force to highlight its resolve to protect its people, state news agency Xinhua said, following clashes between Myanmar security forces and ethnic rebels.

World, Mar 28 2017

China's AgBank says building anti-money laundering center after $215 million fine

SHANGHAI Agricultural Bank of China (AgBank) , the country's third-biggest lender, said it will spend three years building an anti-money laundering (AML) center to improve and centralize AML control, according to a statement circulated late on Thursday.

Mar 24 2017

Myanmar praises China for suspending rebels' bank account

YANGON Myanmar's government praised China on Wednesday for suspending a Chinese bank account used by ethnic rebels fighting Myanmar troops, in a move to prevent potential damage to diplomatic ties.

World, China, Facebook, Twitter Mar 22 2017

UPDATE 1-Myanmar praises China for suspending rebels' bank account

YANGON, March 22 Myanmar's government praised China on Wednesday for suspending a Chinese bank account used by ethnic rebels fighting Myanmar troops, in a move to prevent potential damage to diplomatic ties.

Myanmar praises China for suspending rebels' bank account

YANGON, March 22 Myanmar's government praised China on Wednesday for suspending a Chinese bank account used by ethnic rebels fighting Myanmar troops, in a move to prevent potential damage to diplomatic ties.

Exclusive: China's AgBank suspends account being used to crowdfund Myanmar rebels

YANGON One of China's biggest state-owned lenders has suspended an account used to fund ethnic rebels fighting government troops in Myanmar, halting an arrangement that could have stoked diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Myanmar.

World, China, United Nations, Mar 21 2017

Factbox - The MNDAA: Myanmar's crowdfunding ethnic insurgent group

YANGON The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) is among the myriad armed groups that have kept Myanmar in a state of near-perpetual civil war for decades.

World, China, United Nations, Mar 21 2017

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