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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. Myanmar is the largest of the mainland Southeast Asian states. 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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Mobile internet has been shut down in parts of conflict-torn western Myanmar under a decree by the government. A UN investigator warns the army could be using..
18 hours ago • WorldNews
A blackout of mobile phone data in nine townships in Myanmar's Rakhine and Chin states may be covering up human rights abuses, U.N. special rapporteur Yanghee..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Southeast Asian leaders met on Sunday for a second day of a summit in Bangkok, where they were expected to discuss pressing regional issues including the plight..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Myanmar authorities ordered telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Southeast Asian leaders opened a two-day summit in Bangkok on Saturday, though it was unclear what progress their 10-country group could make on disputes in the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Chinese police saved 1,100 women and 17 children in joint operations with police from Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand between July and December.
Credit: Firstpost - Published 5 days ago

utheast Asian leaders will discuss the impact of the US-China tariff war, disputes in the South China Sea and Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas at the 34th ASEAN..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 6 days ago

The Modi government has much to look forward to in Myanmar, largely based on the significant amount of work it has already accomplished.
Credit: Firstpost - Published 1 week ago

A report commissioned by United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres said the UN's own conduct in Myanmar was an “obviously dysfunctional performance”..
1 week ago • WorldNews
A Myanmar official on Tuesday told a court that a nationalist Buddhist monk, Wirathu, who has evaded arrest on sedition charges, "incited hatred" against leader..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The Central Public Works Department (CPWD), the prime construction agency of the Indian government, will reconstruct the Women Police Training Centre in..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 1 week ago

As Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi arrived at a Yangon court recently to face charges of defaming Myanmar's military in Facebook posts, the ailing filmmaker was greeted by a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Half a million refugee Rohingya children are shut out of local schools in Bangladesh, leaving many in religious madrasas where critics say educational standards..
1 week ago • WorldNews
There was a "systemic failure" of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Myanmar's most prominent group of nationalist Buddhist monks on Monday condemned sedition charges against one of its leading members, Wirathu, ahead of a hearing..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Joint operation of India and Myanmar taking place.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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