Human Rights

UN: 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.

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.

Human Rights

Myanmar: New Suu Kyi government releases 69 prisoners

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

Politics

Prime minister-like post for Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi

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

Politics

Tough choices in Myanmar as a new era begins

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

by Rupakjyoti Borah

Politics

Myanmar's Htin Kyaw sworn in as president

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.

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.

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.

Politics

Close Suu Kyi confidant 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.

Myanmar

Suu Kyi aide poised to become Myanmar president

Suu Kyi, who led NLD to sweeping victory in November elections, nominates childhood friend Htin Kyaw for the top post.

Politics

Myanmar: New era as parliament holds historic session

Politicians from Aung San Suu Kyi's party take their seats in parliament for the first time after decades of army rule.

Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi meets rebel leaders for first time

Talks are aimed at ending decades of fighting in Myanmar, but some groups refuse to attend.

Politics

Myanmar activist jailed for Facebook post mocking army

A member of Aung San Suu Kyi's election-winning party lands in prison for a satirical comment on new army uniform.

Human Rights

Myanmar political prisoners hunger strike for freedom

Activists skeptical that reform will come, vow to keep striking until all Myanmar political prisoners released.