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EU drops Myanmar rights resolution, citing progress under Suu Kyi


UNITED NATIONS The European Union praised Myanmar's progress on human rights under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday and said that it would not be introducing a resolution at the United Nations condemning the country's record for the first time in 15 years.

Myanmar human rights commission faces outcry over child abuse case

YANGON Amid unprecedented public outrage over its handling of a child abuse case, Myanmar's National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) is facing scrutiny from the government after the office of President Htin Kyaw said it was reviewing its actions.

World, Sep 23 2016

In first U.N. address as leader, Suu Kyi defends efforts on Rohingyas

UNITED NATIONS In her first address to the U.N. General Assembly as national leader, Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi defended her government's efforts to resolve a crisis over treatment of the country's Muslim minority. | Video

World, United Nations, Sep 21 2016

Chinese paper calls opposition to Myanmar dams 'extreme'

BEIJING Opposition to Chinese-invested hydropower schemes in Myanmar is being orchestrated by "extreme" groups in the country and has been extremely damaging to joint investment projects, an influential Chinese newspaper wrote on Monday.

World, Environment, Sep 18 2016

Myanmar soldiers jailed with hard labor for village killings

YANGON A Myanmar military court has jailed seven soldiers for five years each with hard labor for murdering five ethnic minority villagers in June, state media said on Friday, in a rare prosecution of military personnel.

World, Sep 16 2016

Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for investment after Obama pledges sanctions relief

WASHINGTON Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged businesses to invest in the Southeast Asian country on Thursday as a way to advance its democratic transition, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to lift long-standing sanctions on the country.

World, Sep 15 2016

Facebook post inspires landmark case for migrant workers in Thailand

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tun Tun Win and his co-workers from Myanmar thought life was fine at the Thammakaset chicken farm in central Thailand, where they reared hundreds of thousands of birds for export to the European Union.

World, Thailand, Sep 14 2016

Obama, meeting with Suu Kyi, says U.S. ready to lift Myanmar sanctions

WASHINGTON Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi called on Wednesday for the lifting of economic sanctions against her country, and President Barack Obama, in their first White House meeting since she became leader, said the United States was ready to do so. | Video

World, Sep 14 2016

U.S. to work with Myanmar to address corruption, human rights: official

WASHINGTON The U.S. government plans to work with Myanmar to address corruption in the logging and mining sectors and to deal with human rights challenges in Rakhine State, a senior U.S. administration official said on Wednesday as President Barack Obama announced sanctions relief for the country formally known as Burma.

World, Sep 14 2016

U.S. to support $10 million in loans to Myanmar businesses: White House

WASHINGTON The United States government plans to sign a loan guarantee with five Myanmar microfinance institutions to support more than $10 million in loans to small businesses in the country, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

World, Sep 14 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