Myanmar

Republic in Southeast Asia

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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. 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's Supreme Court will rule on Tuesday on an appeal of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that..
Credit: Reuters - Published 16 hours ago

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The Sittwe port built by India in northern Myanmar will not only cut travel time to the North-East but also reduce India's dependence on the vulnerable Siliguri..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 2 days ago

Human Rights Watch urged Myanmar on Thursday to drop charges against four satirical performers and a filmmaker arrested after criticizing the military, as an..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

The Facebook page of the Office of President Win Myint said he signed a pardon for 9,551 prisoners, including 16 foreigners.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 4 days ago

Myanmar began releasing more than 9,000 prisoners from jails on Wednesday, after the president announced an amnesty on the first day of the traditional New Year.
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, one for an investigative report that revealed the massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men by Buddhist villagers and Myanmar..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Reuters won a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting on Monday including an investigative report that revealed the massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men by..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

The division, which started work this week, will be headed for the moment by joint secretary Vikram Doraiswami, for whom it will be an additional charge apart..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

In a classroom on the outskirts of Myanmar's biggest city, a thin, bespectacled university student led about a dozen peers in boisterous chants of "Censorship is..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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