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(...)

Habib during  a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur  against human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other ethnicities, in February 2009. Photograph: Sophie Ansel

Harrowing stories are difficult to tell, and more so when they take place in remote parts of the world. So what is the best way to tell them? In any h(...)

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 (...)

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