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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 policeman who detailed Reuters reporters' entrapment freed from jail

A Myanmar policeman who told a court last year how officers planted secret documents on two Reuters reporters in order to "entrap" them was released from prison on Friday, after being sentenced to a..
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

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

Italy coerces EU to impose tariffs on rice from Cambodia, Myanmar [Video]Italy coerces EU to impose tariffs on rice from Cambodia, Myanmar

Italy wants to protect its rice industry from falling prices, caused by imports from the two Asian countries.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Sand mining threatens a way of life in Vietnam [Video]Sand mining threatens a way of life in Vietnam

An appetite for sand from Vietnam's Mekong river has meant costly consequences for residents living along its shores: they live in constant fear that their homes might collapse at any moment. Grace Lee..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:08Published

UK Urges Myanmar's Suu Kyi To Investigate Case Of Jailed Reuters Reporters [Video]UK Urges Myanmar's Suu Kyi To Investigate Case Of Jailed Reuters Reporters

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Britain called on Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to investigate whether due process was followed in the case of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Jailed Reuters Reporters Appeal Rejected By Myanmar Court [Video]Jailed Reuters Reporters Appeal Rejected By Myanmar Court

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, a Myanmar court rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Officials Secrets Act, claiming..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters [Video]Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

A Myanmar court has 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 provided sufficient..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:25Published

Myanmar court rejects jailed reporters' appeal [Video]Myanmar court rejects jailed reporters' appeal

A Myanmar court rejects 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 provided sufficient evidence to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler calls reporters' rejected appeal an 'injustice' [Video]Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler calls reporters' rejected appeal an 'injustice'

Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler responds to a Myanmar court's Friday rejection of the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:24Published

India slammed for deporting Rohingya refugees [Video]India slammed for deporting Rohingya refugees

The United Nations and rights groups are criticising India for deporting Rohingya asylum-seekers to Myanmar - where the largely Muslim minority has been persecuted.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:10Published

Buddhist rebels clash with Myanmar forces, thousands displaced [Video]Buddhist rebels clash with Myanmar forces, thousands displaced

At least 13 officers were killed in clashes in Rakhine state in move to repatriate thousands of Rohingya refugees.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Thousands in New York's Times Square welcome 2019 [Video]Thousands in New York's Times Square welcome 2019

New York's Times Square erupts with fireworks and cheers at the stroke of midnight as thousands of hardy merrymakers braved pouring rain and watched the glowing New Year's Eve ball complete its..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

Times Square NYE party to honor press freedom [Video]Times Square NYE party to honor press freedom

Journalists will be the guests of honor at the New Year’s Eve party in New York’s Times Square, in what organizers say is a celebration of press freedom after an unusually deadly year for..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Myanmar Court Hears Appeal For Reuters Reporters [Video]Myanmar Court Hears Appeal For Reuters Reporters

According to Reuters, a Myanmar court heard arguments in an appeal for two reporters in jail on spying charges. The Reuters reporters were sentenced to seven years in prison for violating Myanmar's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Myanmar court hears appeal of Reuters reporters [Video]Myanmar court hears appeal of Reuters reporters

A Myanmar court on Monday heard an argument in the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the country's Official Secrets Act. Ed Giles reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

 

Human Rights Watch says Myanmar government using ‘abusive laws’ to punish critics

Myanmar's government under Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has used repressive laws to prosecute peaceful critics, dashing hopes that its first democratic leader in decades would safeguard free speech,..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar army chief denies systematic persecution of Rohingya

Myanmar's army chief, who is facing international calls that he be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, has denied any systematic army persecution and said such accusations..
Reuters - Published

Ko Ni: Gunman get death penalty in murder of Myanmar Muslim lawyer

ko ni: gunman get death penalty in murder of myanmar muslim lawyer
A gunman has been sentenced to death for the murder of Muslim lawyer Ko Ni in Myanmar.
BBC News - Published

In Myanmar, new parties challenge Suu Kyi's grip on power

New political groups are emerging to contest Myanmar's next election in 2020, aiming to challenge the hegemony of national civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi after she has been weakened by escalating..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar to drop charges against ethnic minority protesters in statue dispute

Myanmar will drop charges against dozens of ethnic minority protesters who demonstrated against a statue of independence hero General Aung San and will hold talks with them, state media said on..
Reuters - Published

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