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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. 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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Myanmar military court to probe Rohingya atrocity allegations

Myanmar's army said on Monday it had set up a military court to investigate its conduct during a crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in 2017 that forced more than 730,000 to flee to neighboring..
Reuters - Published

Jailed Reuters journalists appeal to Myanmar's top court as rights group decries 'fear'

Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law appealed to the Supreme Court on Friday against their conviction, as a rights group said the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Myanmar

Dalai Lama contemplates Chinese gambit after his death [Video]Dalai Lama contemplates Chinese gambit after his death

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, said on Monday it was possible that once he dies his incarnation could be found in India, where he has lived in exile for 60 years, and warned..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Rohingya 'lost generation' fight for right to education in Bangladesh camps [Video]Rohingya 'lost generation' fight for right to education in Bangladesh camps

Rohingya children in Bangladeshi camps are struggling to study, especially after the government issued letters to local schools banning their attendance. But some are still finding ways to get their..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

Myanmar land reform: Calls for new law to be scrapped [Video]Myanmar land reform: Calls for new law to be scrapped

Karen state farmers speak to Al Jazeera about losing their land.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

Rakhine Rebels Kill Nine In Fresh Strike On Myanmar Police [Video]Rakhine Rebels Kill Nine In Fresh Strike On Myanmar Police

According to Reuters, Arakan Army insurgents killed nine Myanmar police in the latest attack in the country’s western Rakhine State. Villagers heard gunfire as fighters from the armed group, which..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Myanmar destroys confiscated ivory, opens elephant museum [Video]Myanmar destroys confiscated ivory, opens elephant museum

Confiscated ivory and other animal parts are displayed before being destroyed during a ceremony to mark World Wildlife Day in Yangon, Myanmar on Sunday.

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

Bangladesh tells U.N. Security Council cannot take more Myanmar refugees [Video]Bangladesh tells U.N. Security Council cannot take more Myanmar refugees

Bangladesh has told the United Nations Security Council that it cannot take any more refugees from Myanmar, some 18 months after more than 700,000 mainly Rohingya Muslims started pouring across the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Myanmar pitches crisis-hit Rakhine to investors [Video]Myanmar pitches crisis-hit Rakhine to investors

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine on Friday, saying the world had "focused narrowly on negative aspects" in the state from which some..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Myanmar's Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine, decries 'negative' focus [Video]Myanmar's Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine, decries 'negative' focus

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is calling for investment in Rakhine, saying the world had "focused narrowly on negative aspects" in the state from which some 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since 2017...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Myanmar: New Parties Challenge Suu Kyi's Power [Video]Myanmar: New Parties Challenge Suu Kyi's Power

Reuters reports New political groups are emerging to contest Myanmar’s next election in 2020. They aim to challenge the hegemony of national civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi after she has been..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps, calls plight of refugees Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps, calls plight of refugees "deeply upsetting"

U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie visited camps in Bangladesh for Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar this week. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Facebook Bans Armed Rebel Groups [Video]Facebook Bans Armed Rebel Groups

Facebook made a major political move recently as turbulent ethnic clashes and a labyrinth of civil wars continue to plague Myanmar, Facebook banned four armed groups based in the country from using the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

Jailed Reuters reporters appeal to Myanmar Supreme Court [Video]Jailed Reuters reporters appeal to Myanmar Supreme Court

Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar lodged an appeal on Friday (February 1) at the Supreme Court against their conviction on charges of breaking the Official Secrets..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:32Published

Myanmar Court Rejects Appeal By Jailed Journalists [Video]Myanmar Court Rejects Appeal By Jailed Journalists

Reuters reports A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defense had not..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Myanmar's Ruling Party Clashes With Military Over Proposed Constitutional Changes [Video]Myanmar's Ruling Party Clashes With Military Over Proposed Constitutional Changes

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Myanmar's ruling party clashed with military lawmakers as it proposed steps towards changing the constitution, its largest challenge to the army's power..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Rohingya crisis: UN warns against repatriation [Video]Rohingya crisis: UN warns against repatriation

Why the UN says it is still not safe for Rohingya Muslim refugees to return to Myanmar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

UN warns Bangladesh Rohingya long-term stay likely [Video]UN warns Bangladesh Rohingya long-term stay likely

Bangladesh struggles to accommodate over 700,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing violence that began in Myanmar in 2017.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

U.N. says Rohingya refugees cannot return to Myanmar [Video]U.N. says Rohingya refugees cannot return to Myanmar

A U.N. human rights investigator says Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh cannot return to Myanmar, where a campaign of violence against them continues. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

The Hindu Rohingya who want to return to Myanmar [Video]The Hindu Rohingya who want to return to Myanmar

Hindu Rohingya who sought refuge in Bangladesh want to return to their Myanmar homes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published

 

Rohingya militants condemn violence in refugee camps amid reports of killings

Myanmar's Rohingya militants urged their followers on Wednesday to refrain from crime in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, following reports of killings and abductions attributed to the group, the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. military retrieves possible World War Two remains from Myanmar

The United States on Tuesday retrieved the possible remains of service members who went missing in Myanmar during the Second World War, marking the first such mission to Myanmar carried out by U.S...
Reuters - Published

ICC officials visit Bangladesh to look into Myanmar case: U.N. investigator

Officials from the International Criminal Court are in Bangladesh as part of a preliminary examination of whether a prosecution over the alleged deportations of Rohingya could be mounted, a U.N human..
Reuters - Published

U.N. envoy fears 'new crisis' for Rohingya if moved to Bangladesh island

A United Nations human rights investigator on Myanmar voiced deep concern on Monday at Bangladesh's plan to relocate 23,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char in April, saying that the island may not be..
Reuters - Published

Rakhine rebels kill nine in fresh strike on Myanmar police

Arakan Army insurgents killed nine Myanmar police in the latest attack in the country's western Rakhine State, the government said on Sunday, as clashes threaten to engulf a large part of the troubled..
Reuters - Published

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