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Myanmar's Suu Kyi says relations with military 'not that bad'

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SINGAPORE Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday her relationship with the military - which held her under house arrest for nearly 15 years - was "not that bad" and that the generals in her cabinet were "rather sweet". | Video

U.N says it is still denied 'effective access' to Myanmar's Rakhine

YANGON The United Nations is awaiting “effective access” to the Myanmar region where 700,000 Rohingya Muslims were driven out in an army crackdown, months after agreeing with the government to aid the return of refugees, the U.N. country head said on Tuesday.

World, United Nations, 8:15am EDT

Reuters journalists face verdict next week on Myanmar secrets charges

YANGON The judge in the trial of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar on accusations of obtaining secret state documents said on Monday he will deliver his verdict on Aug. 27, in a case seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy. | Video

World, United Nations Aug 20 2018

Monday Morning Briefing

Trump says 'nothing to hide' from Mueller, U.S. firms warn next China tariffs to cost Americans and Venezuela's monetary overhaul in response to its hyperinflation.

Aug 20 2018

UPDATE 1-Reuters journalists face verdict next week on Myanmar secrets charges

YANGON, Aug 20 The judge in the trial of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar on accusations of obtaining secret state documents said on Monday he will deliver his verdict on Aug. 27, in a case seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy.

Reuters statement on jailed reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Aug 20

Reuters today issued the following statement regarding jailed reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo after lawyers delivered final arguments to a Myanmar court

Aug 20 2018

Myanmar verdict in Reuters reporters' case Aug 27-judge says

YANGON, Aug 20 The judge in the trial of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar on accusations of obtaining secret state documents said on Monday he will deliver his verdict on August 27, in a case that is seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy.

'Hijab is like a key': Myanmar blogger battles bias with beauty campaign

YANGON, August 14 Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar usually keep a low profile for fear of intimidation, but Win Lae Phyu Sin, one of the community's rare bloggers on beauty care, has gone the other way. | Video

World, United Nations, Aug 19 2018

U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military over Rohingya crackdown

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units, accusing them of "ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslims and widespread human rights abuses across the Southeast Asian nation.

Wife of jailed Reuters journalist in Myanmar gives birth

YANGON The wife of imprisoned Reuters journalist Wa Lone, who is facing up to 14 years in jail in Myanmar for allegedly violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, gave birth to a girl on Friday. | Video

World, United Nations, Aug 17 2018