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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By Poppy McPherson and Ruma Paul COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Sixteen-year-old Kefayat Ullah walked to his school in southern Bangladesh in late January,..
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Myanmar's army said on Monday it had set up a military court to investigate its conduct during a crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in 2017 that forced..
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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..
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The armies of India and Myanmar conducted a "coordinated operation" from February 17 to March 2 against insurgents in Myanmarese territory to avert a possible..
Credit: DNA - Published 4 days ago

People in Myanmar have been using thanaka on their faces for generations, but habits are changing.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

Myanmar's Rohingya militants urged their followers on Wednesday to refrain from crime in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, following reports of killings and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

The United States on Tuesday retrieved the possible remains of service members who went missing in Myanmar during the Second World War, marking the first such..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Officials from the International Criminal Court are in Bangladesh as part of a preliminary examination of whether a prosecution over the alleged deportations of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

A United Nations human rights investigator on Myanmar voiced deep concern on Monday at Bangladesh's plan to relocate 23,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char in..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Arakan Army insurgents killed nine Myanmar police in the latest attack in the country's western Rakhine State, the government said on Sunday, as clashes threaten..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Arakan Army insurgents killed nine Myanmar police in the latest attack in the country's western Rakhine State, a local official said on Sunday, as clashes..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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