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Aung San Suu Kyi receiving Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award from Bono at the Bord Gáis Theatre in Dublin in 2012. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

U2 have written to Dublin City councillors urging them to revoke the Freedom of the City of Dublin from Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi over th(...)

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi  shake hands with Pope Francis during his visit to  Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar, on Tuesday. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the leaders of majority-Buddhist Myanmar, mired in a crisis over the fate of Muslim Rohingya people, to commit themselv(...)

Pope Francis arrives at Yangon International Airport in  Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Pope Francis landed in Myanmar, and in a diplomatic minefield, on Monday. In his first visit to the country – and his first to any majority-Buddhist (...)

A Rohingya refugee woman walks with a child in her lap in Balukhali refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on Thursday. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Rakh(...)

A Rohingya woman and her child return to the Basara camp for internally displaced people in Sittwe, the provincial capital of Rakhine state in Myanmar, on October  1st. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

The Buddhist abbot tucked his legs under his robes and began to explain. Rohingya Muslims do not belong in Myanmar, and they never have, he said. Thei(...)

Rohingya refugee children carry supplies through Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October 23, 2017. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Bangladesh called on Myanmar on Monday to allow nearly a million Rohingya Muslim refugees to return home under safe conditions, saying that the burde(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi delivering the speech in which she refused to criticise the military. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

Aung San Suu Kyi at least had the self-awareness to know that her status as a made-for-Hollywood symbol of moral purity and righteous self-sacrifice c(...)

After a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparked allegations of ethnic cleansing, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday her country does not fear international scrutiny. Photograph: Aung Shine Oo/ AP Photo

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did(...)

A Rohingya refugee  with her child walks on a muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Thursday. Photograph:  Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday her government was doing its best to protect everyone in the strife-torn state of Rakhine, as the est(...)

A handout photo of Olive Yang in her family’s home in Muse, Myanmar in 2015. Yang, who rejected her royal birthright to become a cross-dressing warlord who established opium trade routes with her CIA-supplied army, died on July 13th, 2017, at the age of 90.

She was born to royalty in British colonial Burma, but rejected that life to become a cross-dressing warlord whose CIA-supplied army established opium(...)

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