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Myanmar census data undercuts Buddhist hardliner claims

Muslims make up just over two percent of Myanmar`s population, government census figures showed on Thursday, undercutting claims by Buddhist hardliners that Islam poses a threat to the dominance of their faith.

Myanmar to deport Spanish tourist for Buddha tattoo: Police

A Spanish tourist faces deportation from Myanmar over a Buddha leg tattoo that offended monks, police said Monday, in a country where the influence of religious hardliners is growing.

Myanmar police charge dozens of labour activists over rally

Some 50 Myanmar factory workers and activists involved in a protest march that ended in scuffles with security forces this week have been charged with rioting, police said Friday.

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi reaches out to rebels with federalism vow

Myanmar`s Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday vowed to press for greater autonomy for the nation`s ethnic minorities, in an early move to soothe the rebellions roiling the country after her party`s ascent to power.

Strong earthquake hits Myanmar; tremors felt in Northeast, West Bengal, Bihar, Delhi

Strong earthquake hits Myanmar; tremors felt in Northeast, West Bengal, Bihar, Delhi

The magnitude-6.9 quake struck at a depth of 135 kilometers, 396 kilometers north of Myanmar's capital, Naypyidaw, according to the US Geological Survey.

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi to meet China counterpart in FM debut

Myanmar`s new foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi will meet her Chinese counterpart in Naypyidaw Tuesday, an official said, in her first act of international diplomacy since her pro-democracy party took power.

Suu Kyi`s party to propose giving her special `advisor` role

Last November`s polls, the freest in decades, saw her party rake in 80 percent of available parliament seats, giving them a massive public mandate.

Suu Kyi aide sworn in as Myanmar President in historic power shift

Suu Kyi aide sworn in as Myanmar President in historic power shift

Htin Kyaw, the man chosen by Aung San Suu Kyi to serve as her proxy, was sworn in as Myanmar`s President on Wednesday.

Historic vote gives Myanmar first civilian President in decades

Historic vote gives Myanmar first civilian President in decades

Myanmar is undergoing a dramatic transformation from an isolated and repressed pariah state to a rapidly opening aspiring democracy.

Myanmar lawmakers to speed up president selection: MPs

Suu Kyi is currently barred from top political office by a junta-era constitution because her children are foreign born, as was her late husband.

Four feared dead in Myanmar military plane crash

The Beechcraft passenger plane, which was carrying five crew members and believed to be on a routine patrol, went down in agricultural land near the airport.

Ousted head of Myanmar ruling party vows to keep working for nation

The ousted leader of Myanmar`s ruling party on Friday vowed to "continue to work" for the country in his first comments after an unexpected internal putsch ahead of landmark November elections.

Leader of Myanmar ruling party removed in power struggle: Official

The leader of Myanmar`s ruling party Shwe Mann was removed from his post Thursday after the intervention of the president, an official told AFP on Thursday, in an unfolding party power struggle ahead of elections.

Suu Kyi says opposition to contest Myanmar general election

Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday said her opposition National League for Democracy would participate in a historic general election in Myanmar set for November, the first to be contested by the party in a quarter of a century.

Myanmar frees dozens more child soldiers from Army

Myanmar has freed 51 young people from its armed forces, the United Nations said, in the country`s latest move towards ending the use of child soldiers.

Myanmar Navy carries out first rescue of migrant boat: Official

 Myanmar`s Navy has carried out its first rescue of a migrant boat bringing 208 people to shore, an official told AFP Friday, after mounting international pressure on the nation to tackle a regional migration crisis.

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi refuses to rule out election boycott

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday refused to rule out a boycott of looming elections as she cast doubt over the likelihood of key changes to a charter that bans her from running for president.

Myanmar to hold rare talks as Suu Kyi pushes for charter change

 Myanmar`s president will host rare talks with influential allies and rivals including Aung San Suu Kyi Wednesday as the opposition leader intensifies efforts to lift a constitutional bar against her running for the presidency.

Suu Kyi ducks Myanmar army parade on health grounds

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Friday snubbed a grand annual parade showcasing military strength for the first time in three years, as the country`s army chief warned against "any disturbances to stability" in upcoming elections.

Elite party at Myanmar historic site stirs controversy

A glitzy private party for the Myanmar elite at a monument long closed to the public has unleashed a storm of resentment on social media against descendants of former military rulers.