A community is destroyed by sectarian violence in Myanmar. ITN has the story.
Myanmar has released three aid workers, including two U.N. employees, who received prison sentences after being detained amid sectarian clashes that killed scores of people in the west of the country in June, a U.N. spokesman said Wednesday.
Myanmar's Ministry of Information announced Monday that it has ended pre-publication censorship, but it laid out a welter of strictures on free expression that remain in place.
Sectarian violence has sparked a "serious" human rights situation in western Myanmar, a U.N. envoy said.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet Friday with Thein Sein, the president of Myanmar who has overseen a series of political reforms in the Southeast Asian country over the past year, a senior State Department official said.
The United States announced Wednesday that it is easing sanctions on Myanmar, also known as Burma, allowing American companies to conduct business in the Southeast Asian nation.
Myanmar's military leaders have nominated a former general considered fiercely loyal to former dictator Senior General Than Shwe to be the country's next vice president.
Several economic factors may slow Myanmar's emergence as a viable investment opportunity. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
The resignation of Myanmar's first vice president could pave the way for the introduction of more reformers into President Thein Sein's government, experts say.
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls for the rule of law and democratic institutions in Myanmar.
One of Myanmar's vice presidents has resigned from his post due to health reasons, the government said Wednesday.
A prisoner release announced Tuesday by Myanmar authorities includes at least 24 political detainees, a prisoner rights group said.
CNN's Paula Hancocks reports the handling of sectarian violence is seen as a test for Myanmar's government.
A dozen more people have died during ongoing sectarian violence in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine, bringing the death toll from the unrest to 62, a local official said Wednesday.
A court in western Myanmar has sentenced two Muslim men to death for robbing, raping and killing a woman last month, a case that provoked sectarian clashes in the area that left at least fifty people dead.
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi calls for people and companies to invest in Myanmar.
Hundreds of Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar tried to enter Bangladesh on Wednesday, but many were turned away by the authorities.
The United Nations said Monday that it has begun pulling staff out of a western state of Myanmar where the government has declared a state of emergency following clashes between Muslims and Buddhists.
From her seat on the stage at the World Economic Forum, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told a packed room what she was thinking as her plane prepared to land in Thailand for her first foreign trip in 24 years.
Could this be the dawn of a new Myanmar? CNN's Paula Hancocks follows the country's fight for democracy.
CNN's Paula Hancocks speaks to journalists in Myanmar and asks whether government censorship is being relaxed.
The U.N. chief made a landmark visit to Myanmar on Sunday, the latest high-profile official to descend on the nation as it undergoes economic and political reforms.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met with Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi Saturday, as she became the latest in a series of high-ranking international figures to visit the country.
CNN's Becky Anderson talks to Aung Din, Exec. Dir. U.S. Campaign for Burma, about the election victory for Suu Kyi.
Australia said Monday that it was relaxing sanctions on Myanmar, responding to the Southeast Asian country's political reforms by significantly reducing the number of government officials and lawmakers subject to travel restrictions.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will arrive in Myanmar Friday accompanied by a delegation of 10 business leaders -- a measure of how quickly the once reclusive Southeast Asian country is reengaging with the world both diplomatically and economically.
Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain is planning to visit Myanmar on Friday, after the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party won dozens of seats at elections in the Southeast Asian country, a Myanmar government official said Tuesday.
Responding to Myanmar's parliamentary elections, which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called a "dramatic demonstration of popular will," the Obama administration is taking several significant steps to normalize relations with the country.
The sweeping victory of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party in recent elections has been confirmed by state media.
Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's victory in Myanmar's by-elections on Sunday represents the nascent return of opposition politics to the country after nearly half a century of military rule. It also has created an opportunity for the United States to begin easing economic sanctions that are hindering reform.
If Sunday's by-election in Myanmar is deemed to be free and fair, it will cap off a startling about-turn by the former military men currently running the country.
Voters in Myanmar went to the polls Sunday in a historic election, the first time credible alternatives to the ruling party have appeared on the country's ballot.
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Myanmar has invited the United States and the European Union to send representatives to observe elections in April, according to officials in the region.
CNN's Paula Hancocks visits Myanmar's parliament where the military's influence remains clear.
The Myanmar government will "seriously consider" accepting observers from neighboring countries to monitor elections taking place in April, a regional organization said Tuesday.
European foreign ministers said Monday that they would loosen travel restrictions on senior members of the Myanmar government in recognition of the Southeast Asian country's recent efforts at political reform after decades of military rule.
The United States and Myanmar will exchange ambassadors for the first time since 1988 in the wake of the Asian country's release of 220 political prisoners, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Friday.
Myanmar plans to release 651 prisoners starting Friday, state television reported, one day after the country's leadership announced a cease-fire with an ethnic rebel group that has waged a bitter, decades-long insurgency for greater autonomy.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will meet next week with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, government officials and U.S. embassy personnel in the Southeast Asia country, he said Thursday.
U.S. diplomats met with the Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday in another sign of thawing relations between Washington and the Southeast Asian nation.
U.S. diplomats will meet with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week in another sign of thawing relations between Washington and the Southeast Asian nation.
The British foreign secretary held talks with the Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, expressing hope that she and her party can help move the Southeast Asian country further along the road to democracy.
HIV patients in Myanmar are forced to look for help elsewhere after no government help. Paula Hancocks reports.
Myanmar's military rulers marked the country's independence day by commuting sentences and apparently releasing more than 30 prisoners, but opposition activists said Wednesday that the moves were unsatisfactory.
The pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday visited a monastery in Yangon, Myanmar, that is providing shelter to more than 1,000 people left homeless by a deadly explosion that struck a warehouse compound in a residential neighborhood of the city a day earlier.
Ma Soe Soe Kyi's skeletal frame is visible above her blanket; she is too weak to keep her eyes open. Her husband waves away the flies and looks on helplessly.
[Updated 5 p.m. Monday, December 5] A motorcade for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at the parliamentary compound in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, last week.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's admiration for Myanmar democracy activist and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi was hard to miss during her visit to Suu Kyi's home in Yangon. They stood together, hands clasped and all smiles -- and even shared a hug -- at a news conference Friday on Suu Kyi's porch before international journalists.
Relations between the U.S. and Myanmar appear to be improving. Jonathan Mann reports.
Hillary Clinton's trip to Myanmar -- the first visit by a U.S. Secretary of State in half a century -- is poised to produce a breakthrough moment in U.S.-Burma relations.
CNN's Paula Hancocks reports word of political change and Hillary Clinton's visit is scarcely known in Myanmar.
Experts believe more reforms could come after Hillary Clinton's trip to Myanmar. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
The announcement on Friday that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Myanmar next month came as a stunning surprise, a sign that human rights advocates, Burmese pro-democracy activists and the West's political strategists may stand within reach of a major victory.
CNN's Paula Hancocks discusses President Obama's announcement that the U.S. Secretary of State will visit Myanmar.
President Obama announces that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be going to Myanmar in December.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to visit Myanmar next month on a trip that could signal a major change in relations between the two countries.
A mine exploded in Myanmar's northern Kachin state, killing 10 people and seriously wounding 23 others, the country's state-run newspaper reported Monday.
According to state television, Myanmar will grant amnesty to more than 6,000 prisoners. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
Myanmar released dozens of political prisoners Wednesday, among them a well-known comedian and an ethnic Shan general, the latest in a series of moves that could help the isolated nation normalize relations with the West.
Myanmar announced Tuesday it will grant amnesty to 6,300 prisoners on Wednesday, one in a series of recent moves that could help the isolated nation normalize relations with Western nations including the United States.
Somalia, Myanmar and Afghanistan have the lowest scores on Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index, which measures how people in 178 countries and territories view corruption in their public sectors.
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen explains the complexities of reporting from one of the world's most closed countries.
The second-highest-ranking diplomat at the embassy of Myanmar in Washington has defected and wants to seek asylum in the United States.
Myanmar's former Prime Minister Thein Sein has been sworn in as the country's new president, marking the end of the military body that has governed the Asian nation for decades, state-run Myanmar Radio reported Wednesday.
The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit Myanmar has gone up to 75, state media reported Friday.
A powerful earthquake hit Myanmar Thursday near its borders with China, Thailand and Laos, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck Myanmar.
Six people died in a plane crash in western Russia on Saturday, an emergency official said.
The Australian editor of a Myanmar newspaper was ordered to remain in jail after a court hearing in Yangon Thursday.
The Australian editor of a Myanmar newspaper was arrested last week from his home in Yangon, a friend of the editor said Monday.
Myanmar's parliament elected Prime Minister Thein Sein to be the country's new president Friday.
Myanmar's new parliament has nominated five lawmakers and will pick the country's new president from their ranks in the coming days. A notable absence on the list is Than Shwe, the highest-ranking figure in Myanmar's junta.
Myanmar convened its first parliament in more than two decades on Monday in the capital, Naypyidaw.
The younger son of political activist Aung San Suu Kyi left Myanmar Tuesday after a long-awaited visit with his mother, from whom he'd been separated for a decade.
It turns out that the military regime in Myanmar is soccer-crazy and even pondered buying world-famous club Manchester United, according to a U.S. diplomatic cable obtained by WikiLeaks and published by the Guardian newspaper in Britain.
A key United Nations committee on Thursday condemned Myanmar's human rights record while the secretary-general of the world body stressed the need for democratic reform.
Freed activist Aung San Suu Kyi has made a passionate plea for dialogue and reconciliation to build democracy and improve human rights in Myanmar, calling for her country to back her as she cannot "do it alone."
In 2008, Myanmar's junta sentenced Nobel laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 18 months house arrest.
State media in Myanmar declaries elections "free and fair," but a reporter on the ground found this may not be the case.
About 10,000 people have fled from Myanmar into Thailand to escape fighting between Myanmar government forces and a splinter group of rebels of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, military and border officials told CNN on Monday.
Speculation abounds as Saturday nears -- the day when Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest is to end in Myanmar.
CNN's Anna Coren talks with U.N. Secy.-Gen. Ban Ki-moon about human rights around the globe, starting with Myanmar.
Word started leaking out Tuesday about the results of Myanmar's controversial weekend elections, though the country's military regime had yet to announce any numbers.
CNN speaks with a journalist in Myanmar about the voting taking place in the country's first elections in 20 years.
The people of Myanmar are battered by nature and weighed down by dictatorship, but they are also resilient, hard-working, good-natured and filled with human kindness.
Demonstrators in Bangkok are protesting the upcoming elections in Myanmar. CNNI's Dan Rivers reports.
Myanmar prepares to vote for the first time in twenty years, but as Dan Rivers reports, many see it as a sham.
Myanmar on Sunday will hold the country's first elections in two decades, elections that critics say are aimed at creating a facade of democracy.
China prides itself on its loyalty to lao pengyou (old friends) -- even to those that some Western countries consider "rogue states."
Malaysian Prime Minster Najib Razak on the upcoming elections in Myanmar and hopes for democracy.
Some 70,000 people in Myanmar remained homeless Tuesday in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Giri, the United Nations said, citing local authorities.
An oil pipeline fire in Myanmar has killed 14 people and injured more than 121 others, state-run television reported.
At least 27 people were killed, 15 are missing and 2,500 homes were damaged in Myanmar as a result of Tropical Cyclone Giri, which slammed into the country Friday with wind speeds of up to 155 mph, state television reported Monday.
An overpowering tropical cyclone that intensified rapidly has made landfall in western Myanmar, CNN meteorologists said Friday.
Myanmar will not allow international monitors to oversee its elections next month.
Democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected voting in Myanmar's coming election, the country's first in two decades, her lawyer said.
With a new election announced in Myanmar, CNN's Dan Rivers goes to the country and gets a look.
Myanmar's military junta says it will release Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in November, but her lawyers are skeptical.
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