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A man holds a portrait of Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief  Gen Min Aung Hlaing during a rally to denounce  US sanctions in Yangon earlier this month. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Call it the courtroom war of the colonels. More than two dozen Myanmar army colonels have bypassed the battlefield to fight their adversaries in civil(...)

A group of Rohingya refugees  from Myanmar  after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Friday. Photograph: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

Nearly 400 people have died in fighting that has rocked Myanmar’s northwest for a week, new official data show, making it probably the deadliest bout (...)

 A handout file photo made available by Myanmar Military News shows a Chinese-made  Shaanxi Y-8-200F transport plane. Photograph: EPA

Ships and planes were scouring the coast of southern Myanmar on Wednesday after a military aircraft vanished over the Andaman Sea with 120 soldiers, f(...)

A screen grab taken on January 4th, from a YouTube video originally taken by Myanmar constable Zaw Myo Htike, shows policemen standing guard around Rohingya villagers in Kotankauk during a police area clearance operation on November 5th, 2016. Photograph: Zaw Myo Htike/AFP/Getty Images

When the Myanmar military closed in on the village of Pwint Phyu Chaung, everyone had a few seconds to make a choice. Noor Ankis (25) chose to remai(...)

John Jenkins and Katrina Crawford with their Bayin sesame and peanut oils. The oils are imported from Burma

A honeymoon trip by John Jenkins and Katrina Crawford led to them setting up Bayin Oils, the first and, so far, only Irish company to import a food or(...)

A  shop selling  calendars with the images of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. People in Rangoon did not foresee that her party would win by  such a huge and decisive majority. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

The immense change in Burma (Myanmar) over the past decade is evident to the repeat visitor before they even step off the plane in Rangoon (Yangon). T(...)

Time of change: an Aung San Suu Kyi T-shirt is printed in Rangoon. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty

What is significant about last weekend’s elections? These are the first national elections in Burma since the junta that has ruled this southeast Asia(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi: In a phone call, US president Barack Obama “commended her for her tireless efforts and sacrifice over so many years to promote a more inclusive, peaceful and democratic Burma”, the White House said. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a majority in Burma’s parliament, the election commission said on Friday, giving it enough seats to elect i(...)

There is little doubt that, although counting is continuing, Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) have won a famous victory on(...)

A woman holds a newspaper featuring a photograph of opposition leader  Aung San Suu Kyi, at a stall in Yangon, Burma.   Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi made it clear on Tuesday that she was ready to defy any attempt by the country’s military to clip her wings, as fresh results(...)

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