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Aung San Suu Kyi at the ICJ: when the personal is political

Myanmar’s leader personally faces allegations while avoiding the task of changing the country’s trajectory

Suu Kyi and Myanmar face chorus of anger over Rohingya crisis

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai and mainly Muslim countries in Asia led a growing chorus of criticism aimed at Myanmar and its civilian leader

Myanmar’s Rohingya: Cornered by poverty, stalked by violence

Rohingya Muslims in a conflict-scarred corner of Rakhine State say fear is one of the few constants in their lives

Baba Solja finds Burmese saviours

As the world marks victory over Japan Day, a remarkable story is told of a Nigerian soldier rescued by Rohingya villagers.

Burma: Latest sectarian clash leaves 43 dead

Sectarian riots in central Burma have claimed 43 lives, 86 injured and have left 11 376 homeless, state media has reported.

Burma gets steamed up by sex education magazine

Burma's first sex education magazine has got the usually demure nation hot under the collar as it explores new-found cultural freedom.

Two killed after Burma plane makes a crash landing

A plane from Burma carrying 65 passengers, including foreign tourists, has crash-landed in the country's eastern Shan state.

Obama to offer $170-million in Burma aid

US President Barack Obama will announce a $170-million aid pledge to Burma to mark his historic visit to the country.

Burma opens probe into sectarian strife

Burmese authorities have faced criticism from rights groups after deadly unrest between Muslim Rohingya and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.

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