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  • Journalists charged with defaming Thailand's navy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:04 am
  • PHUKET, Thailand - Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country.

  • Waiting for water: Myanmar villages left behind 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:49 am
  • DALA, Myanmar - Every afternoon, the long lines start to form, hundreds of men, women and children waiting to dip their plastic buckets into the lotus-filled reservoir just outside Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon. It's their only source of clean drinking water, they say, and during the dry season, April and May, there is only so much to go around. Â 

  • Myanmar papers protest sentencing of reporters 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:16 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Several private newspapers in Myanmar printed black front pages on Friday to protest the recent arrests and sentencing of journalists, in the latest sign the country's media climate is worsening.

  • Suu Kyi, Germany's Merkel discuss Myanmar's future 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:29 am
  • BERLIN - Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is discussing Myanmar's future with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, a city Suu Kyi describes as a symbol of success in achieving unity.

  • US envoy urges Myanmar to help aid groups return 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:13 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - As Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar face acute shortages of water, food and medical care, a visiting U.S. State Department official urged the government to work quickly to facilitate the return of aid groups, saying the word was watching.

  • Myanmar clunkers scrapped in rush for 'new' cars 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:43 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Mike Shwe Hlaing has a lot full of used SUVs and a potentially huge market to sell them to if Myanmar manages to spread some of the affluence blooming in its biggest city to a poor and still mostly road-less countryside.

  • UN envoy raises alarm on abuses against Rohingya 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:46 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Severe shortages of food, water and medical care for Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar are part of a long history of persecution against the religious minority that could amount to "crimes against humanity," a U.N. human rights envoy said, an allegation denied by the government.

  • Myanmar journalist gets jail time for trespassing 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:10 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - A court in Myanmar sentenced a journalist to one year in prison for trespassing and obstructing a civil servant while doing a story on education, a spokesman for his media company said Tuesday, in the latest sign the country's media climate is worsening.

  • Rare Myanmar ecosystems protected only on paper 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:13 am
  • LAMPI ISLAND, Myanmar - Off a remote, glimmering beach backed by a lush tropical forest, Julia Tedesco skims the crystalline waters with mask and fins, looking for coral and fish life.

  • US optimism ebbs over Myanmar reforms 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:05 am
  • WASHINGTON - Two years after the United States announced the normalization of diplomatic relations with Myanmar, optimism in Washington over the nation's embrace of democracy is waning and concern over the plight of minority Muslims is growing.

  • UN concerned Rohingya excluded from Myanmar census 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:11 am
  • SITTWE, Myanmar - The first thing Khalid was asked when census workers entered his home in Myanmar's troubled state of Rakhine was his ethnicity. In a clear, confident voice, the father of eight responded "Rohingya." The workers, most of them school teachers, said thank you, turned around and left.

  • Group: Chinese logging threatens Myanmar monkey 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 8:47 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Illegal Chinese logging and demand for monkey bones are threatening a rare monkey species in northern Myanmar, a conservation group said Tuesday.

  • Aid groups see dire crisis for Rohingya in Myanmar 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:13 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - International relief organizations forced to flee western Myanmar after being targeted by Buddhist mobs say it will be almost impossible to return without strong diplomatic pressure on the government to depoliticize the distribution of aid: Until then, they say, the lives of more than 140,000 Rohingya Muslims in overcrowded, dirty camps will be at even greater risk.

  • Student interpreter works with refugee families 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 4:41 pm
  • BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - Me Meh wants to help people in the Bowling Green area who speak Karenni, one of the three languages in which she is fluent.

  • Myanmar's 1st census in decades bars name Rohingya 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 11:11 pm
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Enumerators fanned out across Myanmar on Sunday for a census that has been widely criticized for stoking religious and ethnic tensions, after the government denied members of a long-persecuted Muslim minority the right to identify themselves as "Rohingya."

  • Soldiers, police patrol streets in western Myanmar 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 4:55 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Soldiers and police are patrolling streets in western Myanmar where Buddhist mobs attacked offices and residences of aid workers this week, prompting the evacuation of non-essential staff.

  • Myanmar awards 20 oil exploration blocks 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 11:28 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Major oil companies including Total, Chevron, Woodside Energy and Shell have won bids for offshore oil and gas exploration blocks off Myanmar's western and southern coasts, the country's Energy Ministry said Wednesday.

  • Watchdog group: most Myanmar log exports illegal 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 12:11 pm
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Most of Myanmar's log exports in recent years have been illegal according to international trade data, an environmental watchdog group said Tuesday, in a sign that an export ban due to begin next week is likely to have little effect.

  • Myanmar's marine 'Lost World' braces for tourism 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 11:07 am
  • MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, Myanmar - Where the Indian Ocean rolls toward Myanmar's southwestern coast, a lacework of 800 islands rises, fringed with shimmering beaches of no footprints.

  • Myanmar's marine 'Lost World' braces for tourism 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 11:05 am
  • MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, Myanmar - Where the Indian Ocean rolls toward Myanmar's southwestern coast, a lacework of 800 islands rises, fringed with shimmering beaches of no footprints.

  • Myanmar plans by-elections for 28 seats this year 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 9:04 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar will hold by-elections later this year to fill 28 unoccupied parliamentary seats, its top elections official said Thursday, letting contending parties test the political waters about a year ahead of the next general election.