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Myanmar: Republic in Southeast Asia
Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered by India and Bangladesh to its west, Thailand and Laos to its east and China to its north and northeast. Myanmar is the largest of the mainland Southeast Asian states. To its south, about one third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 5,876 km (3,651 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline of 1,930 km (1,200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The country's 2014 census counted the population to be 51 million people. As of 2017, the population is about 54 million. Myanmar is 676,578 square kilometres in size. Its capital city is Naypyidaw, and its largest city and former capital is Yangon (Rangoon). Myanmar has been a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1997.

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Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival protests in Myanmar

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, on Wednesday in support of proposed constitutional amendments that would reduce the power of the military.
Reuters - Published

U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over Rohingya abuses

The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Myanmar

U.S. slaps sanctions on Myanmar's army chief [Video]U.S. slaps sanctions on Myanmar's army chief

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Amal Clooney details role in press freedom cases [Video]Amal Clooney details role in press freedom cases

Amal Clooney explains her role in securing the release of Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, at a conference in London. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

UN warns of telecom blackout cover for Myanmar military abuses [Video]UN warns of telecom blackout cover for Myanmar military abuses

Blackout in parts of Rakhine and Chin states imposed amid reports of escalating military offensive against Arakan Army.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:28Published

ASEAN leaders summit gets underway in Bangkok [Video]ASEAN leaders summit gets underway in Bangkok

Southeast Asian leaders conferred at the ASEAN summit held in Bangkok this year, where they are expected to discuss regional issues such as the Rohingya crisis and the dispute in the South China Sea...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Myanmar's mountain war: Prayers for peace in Kachin state [Video]Myanmar's mountain war: Prayers for peace in Kachin state

Kachin state is home to around 1.5 million people, including 100,000 living in 140 camps where the Myanmar government imposes restrictions on food, healthcare, shelter and sanitation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:45Published

People Think Queen Elizabeth II Shaded Trump By Wearing A Tiara That's A ‘Symbol Of Protection Against Illness And Evil’ [Video]People Think Queen Elizabeth II Shaded Trump By Wearing A Tiara That's A ‘Symbol Of Protection Against Illness And Evil’

The royal family hosted a lavish banquet at Buckingham Palace on Monday night to honor President Donald Trump's United Kingdom visit. Many on social media particularly took note of Queen Elizabeth II's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Menswear takes over Manhattan [Video]Menswear takes over Manhattan

Designers reveal their Spring/Summer 2020 collections during New York Fashion Week: Mens. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Myanmar Buddhist monks protest against Wirathu's arrest warrant [Video]Myanmar Buddhist monks protest against Wirathu's arrest warrant

More than 300 supporters of Myanmar nationalist monk Wirathu protested in Yangon against an arrest warrant issued for sedition.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Monks march in Myanmar in support of firebrand preacher [Video]Monks march in Myanmar in support of firebrand preacher

Hundreds of monks and their supporters marched in Myanmar on Thursday to protest against the issuing of an arrest warrant for a high-profile, firebrand preacher for criticism of the government.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Monsoon flooding forces thousands from their homes in Myanmar

Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels in Myanmar have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes and flooded at least one camp for people displaced by recent fighting,..
Reuters - Published

In Myanmar's conflict-torn Rakhine, fresh allegations of 'war crimes'

When 35-year-old Ah Hla showed up to a police station in western Myanmar in late April hoping to see her husband among the prisoners, she didn't know whether he was alive or dead.
Reuters - Published

India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine

India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it built in Myanmar's Rakhine state as part of a broader effort to help tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to return, an Indian official said on..
Reuters - Published

Singapore detains Myanmar nationals accused of links to Rakhine insurgent group

Singapore authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested a group of Myanmar nationals accused of rallying support for armed violence against the Myanmar government.
Reuters - Published

Four foreigners detained for militant links in Malaysia

Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

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