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Htin Kyaw, Myanmar's first civilian president in 50 years, steps down; successor to be appointed within 7 days
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Htin Kyaw, Myanmar's first civilian president in 50 years, steps down; successor to be appointed within 7 days

Myanmar's president and Aung San Suu Kyi's right-hand man, Htin Kyaw, stepped down on Wednesday after two years in the position, his office said.

Narendra Modi arrives in Myanmar: PM meets Aung San Suu Kyi amid Rohingya crisis
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Narendra Modi arrives in Myanmar: PM meets Aung San Suu Kyi amid Rohingya crisis

Narendra Modi arrived in Myanmar on Tuesday on his first bilateral visit to Myanmar to chart out a roadmap for closer cooperation between the countries

Narendra Modi visits Myanmar amid raging crisis over Rohingyas
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Narendra Modi visits Myanmar amid raging crisis over Rohingyas

Narendra Modi arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Myanmar amid a raging crisis involving Rohingyas in the country's Rakhine state.

Narendra Modi arrives in Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis, to hold bilateral talks with Aung San Suu Kyi tomorrow
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Narendra Modi arrives in Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis, to hold bilateral talks with Aung San Suu Kyi tomorrow

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Myanmar amid a raging crisis involving Rohingyas in the country's Rakhine state.

Narendra Modi in Myanmar: President Htin Kyaw welcomes Indian PM in Nay Pyi Taw on his first bilateral visit
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Narendra Modi in Myanmar: President Htin Kyaw welcomes Indian PM in Nay Pyi Taw on his first bilateral visit

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, soon after he arrived in the country on his first bilateral visit.

Narendra Modi to discuss security cooperation, Rohingya crisis in first bilateral visit to Myanmar
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Narendra Modi to discuss security cooperation, Rohingya crisis in first bilateral visit to Myanmar

Narendra Modi will travel to Myanmar on 5 September on his first bilateral state visit during which both sides are expected to ink a number of agreements and deliberate on key issues including exodus of Rohingya community.

Myanmar Air Force chief Khin Aung Myint calls on Arun Jaitley, BS Dhanoa to discuss security ties
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Myanmar Air Force chief Khin Aung Myint calls on Arun Jaitley, BS Dhanoa to discuss security ties

Myanmar is one of India's strategic neighbours and shares a 1,640-km-long border with a number of northeastern states, including militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur

General Bipin Rawat hands over keys of ambulances, gifts sniffer dogs to Myanmar Army
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General Bipin Rawat hands over keys of ambulances, gifts sniffer dogs to Myanmar Army

New Delhi: Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat handed over keys of 10 ambulances and gifted 15 sniffer dogs to the Myanmar military.

Army chief Bipin Rawat begins four-day visit to Myanmar to improve defence cooperation
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Army chief Bipin Rawat begins four-day visit to Myanmar to improve defence cooperation

Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Sunday left for Myanmar on a four-day visit during which he will hold talks with top military leaders there to further ramp up defence and security cooperation between the two countries.

Myanmar holds unique position in India's neighbourhood: PM Modi
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Myanmar holds unique position in India's neighbourhood: PM Modi

Myanmar, which has recently attained democracy, holds a unique position in India's neighbourhood, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi seeks to soothe early rebellion, promises federalism
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi seeks to soothe early rebellion, promises federalism

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday vowed to press for greater autonomy for the nation's ethnic minorities

Barack Obama calls Myanmarese President, Suu Kyi; assures US support
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Barack Obama calls Myanmarese President, Suu Kyi; assures US support

S President Barack Obama has congratulated his Myanmarese counterpart Htin Kyaw and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi while assuring America's support to the new civilian government whose formation he termed as a "historic step forward".

Obama calls to congratulate Myanmar's new President and Suu Kyi
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Obama calls to congratulate Myanmar's new President and Suu Kyi

President Barack Obama called Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, praising the move toward civilian-led government

Suu Kyi to drop ministerial positions, plans to act as spokeswoman instead
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Suu Kyi to drop ministerial positions, plans to act as spokeswoman instead

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has dropped plans to run two major ministries but will act as spokeswoman for the country's new president, a ruling party official said Monday.

Unconstitutional: Myanmar Army MPs slam plan to create 'state counsellor' post for Suu Kyi
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Unconstitutional: Myanmar Army MPs slam plan to create 'state counsellor' post for Suu Kyi

Myanmar military MPs today said a plan to bolster Aung San Suu Kyi's power with a special advisory role was unconstitutional

Htin Kyaw is first President of Myanmar with no army ties in more than 50 years
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Htin Kyaw is first President of Myanmar with no army ties in more than 50 years

Members of Aung San Suu Kyi's victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) were in tears on Wednesday as Myanmar swore in its first president with no military ties in more than half a century.

Landmark power shift: Htin Kyaw sworn in as Myanmar's first president with no military ties
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Landmark power shift: Htin Kyaw sworn in as Myanmar's first president with no military ties

Htin Kyaw, a confidante of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has been sworn in as Myanmar's President

New Myanmar president Htin Kyaw to keep Suu Kyi in his cabinet
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New Myanmar president Htin Kyaw to keep Suu Kyi in his cabinet

Myanmar's new president has proposed appointing 18 ministers in his Cabinet, including his party leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Ethnic ministry 'vital': Myanmar president-elect, Htin Kyaw
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Ethnic ministry 'vital': Myanmar president-elect, Htin Kyaw

Myanmar's new president-elect told lawmakers Monday that plans to create a new ethnic affairs ministry were "vital" for the conflict-torn nation, in his maiden address since being elected the first civilian leader in decades.

Conflict-ridden Myanmar plans ethnic ministry to rein in sectarian tensions
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Conflict-ridden Myanmar plans ethnic ministry to rein in sectarian tensions

Myanmar's incoming government announced plans today to create a ministry for ethnic affairs, marking the importance it places on relations with minorities