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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 is Yangon (Rangoon). Myanmar has been a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1997.

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When more than 730,000 Rohingya fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar in 2017, Bangladeshi journalist Sharif Azad was sympathetic to the plight of his fellow..
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Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a “serious risk of genocide”, UN investigators said on Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already..
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Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who remain inside Myanmar face systematic persecution and are living under the threat of genocide, a U.N. fact-finding..
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DHAKA: Bangladesh’s prime minister has blamed Myanmar for the failure of a recent attempt to repatriate Rohingya refugees, saying its neighbouring country did..
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Thousands of people risk their regularly lives scavenging for small pieces of jade in Myanmar's mines.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

Arakan Army uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to trigger landmines against Myanmar, this poses a threat to Kaladan Project
Credit: DNA - Published 6 days ago

The case has caused outrage and protesters have been demanding justice for the three-year-old.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

Arakan Army has set up several camps in areas across Mizoram's Lawngtala district and posing threat to Kaladan Project.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

The BBC finds evidence entire villages in Rakhine, Myanmar, have been replaced by relocation camps.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Myanmar’s army said on Monday it had dropped a criminal complaint against a religious leader who told U.S President Donald Trump the military was oppressing..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

A Bangladesh university has suspended a student for being Rohingya, officials said Sunday, as impatience with the refugees grows following a second failed..
1 week ago • WorldNews

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