Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo celebrate with their children after being freed freed from Insein prison after a presidential amnesty in Yangon on May 7th. Photograph: Ann Wang/AFP/Getty Images

The biggest obstacle to releasing two imprisoned Reuters reporters in Myanmar last week was not the country’s military, diplomats and others say, but (...)

Gunman Kyi Lin, followed by his accomplice Aung Win Zaw, leaving court in Yangon on Friday after being sentenced to death for the murder of Ko Ni. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

A Myanmar court on Friday sentenced two men to death for the murder of a prominent Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, who was an adviser to government leader Aung (...)

Win Myint waves after he was elected as Myanmar’s president in parliament at Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Myanmar’s parliament on Wednesday picked a close ally of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi as the country’s new president, a move unlikely to affect a (...)

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(...)

Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar’s Muslim minority and legal adviser for Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy, is seen during an interview in Yangon in January 2016. Photograph: Phyo Thiha Cho/Reuters/Myanmar Now

A legal adviser for Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy was shot dead outside the country’s busiest airport on Sunday, in a rare outbreak o(...)

 Myanmar’s new president Htin Kyaw (L) and Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (R) arrive at the Union Parliament to take oath in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Myanmar’s parliament swore in the first president with no military ties in more than half a century on Wednesday, after Aung San Suu Kyi’s National L(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi will be the only woman in the cabinet of the new Myanmar government, led by the National League for Democracy. Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA/File photo

Myanmar’s president-elect Htin Kyaw has named Aung San Suu Kyi as foreign minister, her National League for Democracy (NLD) party said, giving the Nob(...)

Htin Kyaw, newly elected president of Myanmar and member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, leaves after a parliament session in Naypyidaw on Tuesday.  Photograph: AFP

Myanmar’s parliament has appointed a close friend and ally of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as its first civilian president in 53 years. Htin Kyaw (...)

Aung San Suu Kyi attends a meeting at the Sibin Guesthouse, where many of the NLD members of parliament live. Photograph: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

Aung San Suu Kyi will not become president of Myanmar but instead her NLD party has named a close friend, Htin Kyaw, as its favoured candidate. The (...)

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for the opening of the new parliament in Naypyitaw. Lawmakers  will form Myanmar’s ruling party, with enough seats to choose the first democratically elected government since the military took power in 1962. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

After an historic day yesterday when pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi entered Myanmar’s parliament, the southeast Asian nation focused on ap(...)

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