Myanmar

Myanmar or Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered by Bangladesh and India to its northwest, China to its northeast, Laos and Thailand to its east and southeast, and the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal to its south and southwest. With a size of 676,578 square kilometres, Myanmar is the largest of the Mainland Southeast Asian states by area. As of 2017, the population is about 54 million. Its capital city is Naypyidaw, and its largest city is Yangon. Myanmar has been a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations since 1997. Early civilisations in Myanmar included the Tibeto-Burman-speaking Pyu city-states in Upper Burma and the Mon kingdoms in Lower Burma. In the 9th century, the Bamar people entered the upper Irrawaddy valley and, following the establishment of the Pagan Kingdom in the 1050s, the Burmese language, culture and Theravada Buddhism slowly became dominant in the country.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi: Gambia's Genocide Case at World Court 'Misleading'

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi at The Hague dismisses claims of genocide

In an appearance that further marked her fall from grace, Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi...

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at top UN court

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi rejected allegations of genocide against Myanmar in the UN's...

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Aung San Suu Kyi, former democracy icon, defends Myanmar against genocide allegations - The Boston...

Myanmar is ‘‘dealing with an internal armed conflict, started by coordinated and comprehensive...

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Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Myanmar Military Against Genocide Charges

Myanmar’s de facto leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the International Court of...

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Suu Kyi says genocide case brought against Myanmar 'misleading'

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the case brought against her country at the World Court was...

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Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi Responds to Myanmar Genocide Allegations

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi responded at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on...

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi Denies Charges Of Genocide Against Rohingya Minority

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Aung San Suu Kyi rejects allegations of genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi rejected allegations of genocide against her country at...

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Myanmar leader, Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi says genocide claims 'misleading'

Addressing the International Court of Justice at the Peace Palace in the Netherlands, Aung San Suu...

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Myanmar admits foreign life insurers

KO PHOE THAR is a cheery 22-year-old liquor-store clerk from Mandalay, a city in central Myanmar. A host of insurance companies newly arrived in the...

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Rohingya campaigners say won't be 'silenced' by online threats

Two prominent Rohingya campaigners say they are facing increased online abuse, including death...

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Gilas Pilipinas vs. Myanmar: Time, Live Stream for 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Gilas Pilipinas will be seeking to continue their perfect record at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games...

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With memories of Rwanda: The Gambian minister taking on Suu Kyi

The genocide case brought against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) - the first of...

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An Icon's Journey: Aung San Suu Kyi's Life in Troubled Myanmar

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Suu Kyi’s Loyalists Rally for Myanmar Leader Before Genocide Trial

As Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to travel to the Netherlands to fight charges of...

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Hundreds rally in Myanmar to show support for Suu Kyi

About 700 people rallied Sunday to show support for Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as she...

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Factbox: Genocide Case Against Myanmar to Be Heard at Highest U.N. Court

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head a team of lawyers to hearings at the International Court...

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The Lady and the Hague: Myanmar Leader Suu Kyi Courts Home Audience

The last time Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi traveled to western Europe, she was feted as the...

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In rare legal test, Myanmar faces genocide hearings at The Hague

In a wood-panelled hall of the ornate Peace Palace at The Hague, lawyers pressing a case against ...

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Myanmar Readies for a Genocide Case Brought by Gambia. A Big Name Leads the Way

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to defend against genocide accusations

Myanmar politician Aung San Suu Kyi will lead a delegation to the United Nations' top court to...

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Suu Kyi to Lead Myanmar in Contesting Rohingya Genocide at World Court

Myanmar’s military has been accused of carrying out mass rapes, killings and arsons against Rohingya

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Myanmar town offers glimmer of hope for Muslims enduring 'apartheid'

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Myanmar rejects ICC probe over Rohingya as legal pressure mounts

Myanmar struck back Friday after a surge of global legal pressure over its alleged crimes against...

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Myanmar’s Path to Trade War Gains Blocked by $120 Billion Hole

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to Lead Legal Team Defending Genocide Case

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi will lead the legal team that will seek to contest an accusation of...

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Myanmar: Suu Kyi to Lead Team to Fight Genocide Accusation

Myanmar's government announced Wednesday that its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will head a legal team...

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The Law And Policy Reforms Myanmar Needs To Combat Intolerance And Discrimination Based On Religion...

The recent atrocities perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (and against other religious...

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Myanmar judge extends sentences for poets jailed for mocking military

A Myanmar judge on Monday extended the sentences of a troupe of satirical performers jailed for...

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Myanmar artists given second jail term for insulting military

A group of Myanmar satirists on Monday racked up a second prison sentence for a performance that...

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The Law And Policy Reforms Myanmar Needs To Make To Combat Intolerance And Discrimination Based On...

The recent atrocities perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (and against other religious...

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Myanmar accused at UN court of genocide against Rohingya - The Boston Globe

Myanmar officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Myanmar’s military began a...

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Sea level rise swamps Mergui Archipelago coast in Myanmar

Drone footage shows the impact of rising sea levels in Myanmar's Mergui (Myeik) Archipelago. Trees,...

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Myanmar Rejects Court Probe Into Crimes Against Rohingyas

Myanmar's government rejected the International Criminal Court's decision to allow prosecutors to...

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Ooredoo Said to Mull Cutting Stake in $4 Billion Myanmar Unit

Qatari carrier Ooredoo QPSC is considering reducing its stake in its Myanmar unit amid fierce...

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Myanmar’s Near 7% Growth Lures Philippines’ Oldest Conglomerate

Ayala Corp., the Philippines’ oldest conglomerate, is placing a $237.5 million bet on Myanmar as it...

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War Crimes Court OKs Probe Into Deportation of Myanmar's Rohingya

The International Criminal Court said on Thursday it had approved a prosecution request to...

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Myanmar Genocide Lawsuit Is Filed at United Nations Court

An arsenal of international laws has failed to confront the impunity of Myanmar’s government and...

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Monks in Myanmar have a new target

Every August hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over Myanmar descend on this village 20km north of Mandalay to commune with nats, spirits willing...

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ICC approves probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

The International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a full investigation into Myanmar's alleged...

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War crimes court OKs probe into deportation of Myanmar's Rohingya

The International Criminal Court said on Thursday it had approved a prosecution request to...

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Ooredoo Said to Weigh Reducing Stake in $4 Billion Myanmar Unit

Qatari carrier Ooredoo QPSC is considering reducing its stake in its Myanmar unit amid fierce...

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Myanmar accused at UN court of genocide against Rohingya

Gambia's justice minister and attorney general, Abubacarr Marie Tambadou, told The Associated Press...

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Huppert spurs on aspiring actresses at Myanmar film fest

Award-winning French actress Isabelle Huppert urged Myanmar women wanting to make it in the world of...

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War crimes court approves investigation into deportation of Myanmar's Rohingya

The International Criminal Court said on Thursday it had approved a prosecution request to...

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Ayala Furthers Myanmar Expansion With Investment in Yoma

The Philippines’ oldest family-owned conglomerate is furthering its expansion in Myanmar after Ayala...

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The fight for justice over Myanmar's Rohingya 'genocide'

Myanmar is facing a barrage of legal challenges from all over the world in an attempt to hold it...

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Myanmar rejects court probe into crimes against Rohingyas

Myanmar's government rejected the International Criminal Court's decision to allow prosecutors to...

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Gambia Files Rohingya Genocide Case Against Myanmar at World Court: Justice Minister

Gambia said on Monday it had filed a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing ...

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Myanmar’s Military Is Only Hurting Itself

The genocide of the Rohingya, and the exodus of 700,000 of them in the face of persecution by the Myanmar military, is now public knowledge. Rohingya...

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The Gambia files genocide case against Myanmar

The small west African nation of The Gambia has filed a lawsuit at the UN's top court formally accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. It...

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Myanmar Accused at UN Court of Genocide Against Rohingya

Gambia filed the case on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Gambia's justice...

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Myanmar Accused of Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims at U.N. Court

Gambia filed a lawsuit Monday at the United Nations’ top court accusing Myanmar of genocide against...

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57 countries sue Myanmar over reported genocide of Rohingya in historic lawsuit

Fifty-seven nations are suing Myanmar at the International Court of Justice, alleging in a historic...

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Myanmar Expects Factory Investment to Jump on U.S.-China Tension

Myanmar expects to attract more investment as manufacturers seeking to relocate production from...

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Myanmar Genocide Lawsuit is Filed at United Nations Court

An arsenal of international laws has failed to confront the impunity of Myanmar’s government and...

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Myanmar government urged to scrap colonial-era law on gay sex

Myanmar one of more than 40 countries where laws introduced by British entrench discrimination...

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Fear stoked by Chinese-funded port and SEZ in Myanmar's Rakhine

Aung Gyi is forced to fish covertly under the shroud of night in western Myanmar waters as China...

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