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Myanmar parliament selects expected presidential choice

Myanmar’s parliament took a first step Friday in selecting a replacement for President Htin Kyaw, who retired this week with ill health, by filling the empty seat of one of …

Myanmar’s president, a close friend of Suu Kyi, retires

Myanmar’s president, a close friend of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, said Wednesday that he was retiring, a move that puts a representative of the country’s already powerful military at …

Holocaust Museum revokes Suu Kyi’s human rights award

The United States Holocaust Museum is revoking a major human rights award given to Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s civilian leader.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018

Richardson resigns from Rohingya refugee panel

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has resigned from an advisory panel on the massive Rohingya refugee crisis, calling it a “whitewash and a cheerleading operation” for Myanmar leader Aung …

Myanmar has committed ‘ethnic cleansing,’ U.S. says – so where does Aung San Suu Kyi go from here?

In recent days Suu Kyi’s advisers have denied any atrocities occurred.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to attend regional summits

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will attend two regional summits this month, state-run television announced Monday, amid growing international condemnation of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate over violence against …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

Review to confirm Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

U.S. officials are preparing a recommendation for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to declare that “ethnic cleansing” is occurring against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. That assessment would raise pressure on the …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017

Ongoing Myanmar clashes leave 96 dead, including six civilians

Myanmar’s government and advocates for the country’s Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority traded charges Sunday of killing civilians, burning down buildings and planting land mines, as clashes that began last week …

As Trump administration focuses on Southeast Asia, concerns over its approach to Myanmar

As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson welcomed officials from 10 Southeast Asian nations this week, a representative from Myanmar handed him a personalized letter.

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi gets humanitarian award

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been honored as the 2016 humanitarian of the year by students and faculty at the Harvard Foundation.

As Suu Kyi visits, U.S. announces lifting of Myanmar sanctions

President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. is lifting economic sanctions and restoring trade benefits to former pariah state Myanmar as he met with Aung San Suu Kyi, a former …