Rohingya

Rohingya: 'Whoever was in front of them, they killed'

Military uses indiscriminate violence in pursuit of Al Yaqeen fighters who demand equal rights for Rohingya Muslims.

Rohingya in Rakhine state suffer government retaliation

Rohingya

Myanmar's Rohingya brace for more attacks in Rakhine

With a new government plan to arm Rakhine Buddhist civilians, Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar fear the worst.

Myanmar's Rohingya brace for more attacks in Rakhine

Politics

US to lift Myanmar sanctions as Aung San Suu Kyi visits

US president says the removal of long-standing economic sanctions will help unleash Myanmar's "enormous potential".

Obama to Aung San Suu Kyi: US to lift Myanmar sanctions

Myanmar

UN envoy to Myanmar vows impartial peace mission

Annan to meet government officials and Rakhine leaders as part of bid to bring together Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya.

Human Rights

Myanmar Buddhists jeer ex-UN chief on peace mission

Kofi Annan arrives to investigate communal conflict pitting ethnic Rakhine Buddhists against Rohingya Muslim minority.

Myanmar Buddhists boo ex-UN chief Kofi Annan

Human Rights

Rohingya may be victims of 'crimes against humanity'

UN says Myanmar's Muslim minority group is being subjected to forced labour, sexual violence and denied of citizenship.

UN: Rohingya may be victims of crimes against humanity

Myanmar

Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to ease Rohingya tension

The Tibetan spiritual leader says Myanmar leader has a moral responsibility to end conflict between two communities.

Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to ease Rohingya tension

Human Rights

Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

More detainees expected to be released, including 40 students facing charges since March 2015.

Myanmar: New Suu Kyi government releases 69 prisoners

Politics

Suu Kyi set to become 'president's boss'

Myanmar parliament votes to appoint Suu Kyi 'state adviser' after constitution blocked her from becoming president.

Opinion

Myanmar's Catch-22 moment

The new government has to weigh its interests very carefully internationally as countries across the world woo Myanmar.

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Politics

Myanmar swears in civilian president after 56 years

Country sees Htin Kyaw, a close aide of Aung San Suu Kyi, sworn in after over five decades of military rule.

Rohingya

Myanmar lifts curfew in Rohingya Muslim area

Night-time curfew was imposed in Rakhine state in June 2012 after violent clashes killed more than 200 people.

Myanmar lifts curfew in Rohingya Muslim area

Politics

Myanmar army vows to keep 'leading role' in politics

Military leader says army will not back away from politics, days before elected government set to take charge.

Myanmar army vows to keep 'leading role' in politics

Politics

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi nominated for cabinet post

Democracy icon tops list of nominees as president-elect Htin Kyaw submits cabinet lineup to parliament.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi nominated for cabinet post

Politics

Htin Kyaw elected Myanmar's president

Parliament picks confidant of Aung San Suu Kyi for top post as their NLD party prepares to take power on April 1.