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  • Only three political prisoners among thousands released in Myanmar

    YANGON (Reuters) - Only three political prisoners were among thousands of people granted amnesty by the Myanmar government this week and rights group said the release was apparently aimed at improving the country's image before a visit by the U.S. president.
  • Old soldiers to meet as Thai PM makes Myanmar his first foreign visit

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - When retired general Prayuth Chan-ocha lands in Myanmar on Thursday, his first overseas trip as Thailand's new prime minister, he can expect a little love and a lot of understanding. Prayuth, 60, led a military coup that toppled the...

    Myanmar says it will release more than 3,000 prisoners

    YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar on Tuesday pledged to release thousands of prisoners a month before a Southeast Asian summit, which U.S. President Barack Obama and other leaders from outside the region are expected to attend. President Thein Sein pardoned 3,...

    U.N. concerned about Myanmar's ethnic, religious tensions

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's latest report on Myanmar raises serious concerns about ethnic and religious tensions that have led to violence against Rohingya Muslims, though he praises the government's attempts to press...

    Exclusive: Rohingya could face detention under Myanmar draft plan

    YANGON/BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar's national government has drafted a plan that will give around a million members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority a bleak choice: accept ethnic reclassification and the prospect of citizenship, or be...