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Myanmar court sentences Reuters reporters to 7 years in jail


  MYANMAR, Sep 3: A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday for illegal possession of official documents, a ruling

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Afghan, Myanmar women win Magsaysay awards for work amid conflict

MANILA: Afghanistan’s first woman governor and a Myanmar civil society organizer, who both helped families displaced by conflict in their home nations, are among five winners of Asia’s equivalent of

Myanmar President Thein Sein embarks on trip to London and Paris

YANGON: President Thein Sein left Myanmar on Sunday for a visit to Britain and France, an official said, as the former junta general looks to build on support for his

Radical monks, prejudice fuel Myanmar violence

Myanmar: When a huge mob of Buddhist thugs crawled on the roof of Ma Sandar Soe’s shop, doused it with gasoline and set it ablaze, the Buddhist businesswoman didn’t blame

Religious unrest in northeast Myanmar

Myanmar: Sectarian violence spread to a new region of Myanmar, with a mob burning shops in a northeastern town after unconfirmed rumors spread that a Muslim man had set fire

Suu Kyi’s ‘rule of law mantra’ a distant hope in Myanmar

YANGON: It is Aung San Suu Kyi´s mantra for embedding democratic reform, but for many who endured Myanmar´s authoritarian and deeply corrupt former junta the “rule of law” remains a

Privately owned daily newspapers return to Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar: For most people in Myanmar, it will be a novelty when privately run daily newspapers hit the streets on Monday. Many weren’t even born when the late dictator

UN’s Myanmar envoy visits city wracked by violence

Myanmar: The top U.N. envoy to Myanmar toured a central city wracked by the country’s worst Buddhist-Muslim violence this year, calling on the government to punish those responsible for a

Myanmar’s army patrols central city after violence

Myanmar: Myanmar’s army took control of a ruined central city on Saturday, imposing a tense calm after clashes between Buddhists and Muslims left piles of corpses in the streets and

Myanmar riot death toll rises to 20

Myanmar (AP) — Two days of rioting between Buddhists and Muslims in a central Myanmar town has killed at least 20 and left residents too afraid to walk the streets,