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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi confirms contesting for second term

3:48am EDT

YANGON Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday formally declared her intention to seek a second term in an election in November that is seen as a test of the Southeast Asian nation's tentative democratic reforms.

Myanmar may postpone election in war-torn Rakhine state: official

Jul 30 2020

NAYPYITAW Myanmar will postpone elections in parts of war-torn Rakhine state if the military declares them unsafe, a senior election official said on Thursday, prompting a backlash from ethnic parties with strong support in the region.

World’s biggest water fights called off as Southeast Asia scales back New Year

Mar 13 2020

BANGKOK Southeast Asian countries are cancelling or scaling back traditionally boisterous Buddhist New Year celebrations next month, citing the coronavirus pandemic as they call off water-soaked street parties and festivals.

Foreign attaches safe after helicopter crashes in Myanmar: diplomat

Mar 06 2020

YANGON Foreign military attachés aboard a Myanmar military helicopter escaped serious injury when it crashed in eastern Myanmar on Friday afternoon, a Western diplomat told Reuters.

Myanmar turns away cruise ship over coronavirus fears

Mar 03 2020

YANGON Myanmar stopped a cruise boat carrying hundreds of tourists from docking in the country, a senior tourism official said on Tuesday, citing fears passengers could be carrying the coronavirus.

CORRECTED-Myanmar students face charges over internet shutdown protest: student union

Feb 24 2020

YANGON, Feb 24 A Myanmar student union said on Monday police were seeking to press charges against nine of its members for organising a protest against an eight-month-long internet shutdown in the restive west of the country.

China struggles in new diplomatic role, trying to return Rohingya to Myanmar

Jan 21 2020

YANGON In a muddy field in western Myanmar, hundreds of Chinese shipping containers fitted with single narrow windows stand in neat lines, empty of the refugees they were designed to host.

Four Rohingya children killed in blast in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Jan 07 2020

YANGON Four Rohingya Muslim children were killed by a landmine explosion in Myanmar's western Rakhine state on Tuesday which the military and ethnic insurgents blamed on each other.

Hundreds rally against Myanmar police over child rape case

Dec 23 2019

YANGON Hundreds of people joined a protest on Monday against Myanmar’s police after the force broke the law by revealing the name of the child victim of a high profile rape case following the acquittal of a suspect.

Rohingya weep in Myanmar court as they face charge of illegal travel

Dec 20 2019

PATHEIN, Myanmar Dozens of Rohingya Muslims including children wept in a Myanmar court on Friday as they were brought in to face charges of illegally traveling without proper documents.

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