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Aung San Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar defence in genocide against Rohingya Muslims charge at International Court of Justice
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Aung San Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar defence in genocide against Rohingya Muslims charge at International Court of Justice

Both Gambia and Myanmar are signatories to the 1948 Genocide Convention, which not only prohibits States from committing genocide, but also compels all signatory states to prevent and punish the crime of genocide.

Thant Myint-U's The Hidden History of Burma reflects on the socio-political crisis ailing an aspiring democracy
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Thant Myint-U's The Hidden History of Burma reflects on the socio-political crisis ailing an aspiring democracy

In an interview with Firstpost, historian and diplomant Thant Myint-U talks about his third literary outing on the history of Burma, the country as an inchoate democracy, and what challenges its people are likely to face in the upcoming elections.

Massacre in Myanmar: The story on Rohingya killings that got Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo arrested
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Massacre in Myanmar: The story on Rohingya killings that got Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo arrested

The Rohingya Muslim killings in Inn Din in Myanmar, which Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo traced, marked another bloody episode in the ethnic violence in Rakhine.

'We don't need their prize': Myanmar defiant as Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its top award
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'We don't need their prize': Myanmar defiant as Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its top award

Suu Kyi remains popular across vast swathes of Myanmar and within her party, the National League for Democracy, which won elections in 2015 ending decades of military-backed rule.

Myanmar bypolls: Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy wins 7 of 13 seats
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Myanmar bypolls: Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy wins 7 of 13 seats

Myanmar's ruling party led by Aung San Suu Kyi won just over half the seats in by-elections to fill 13 of the 1,171 seats in national, regional and state parliaments, according to complete preliminary results.

US Holocaust Memorial Museum revokes award to Aung San Suu Kyi for 'not doing enough' on Rohingya persecution
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US Holocaust Memorial Museum revokes award to Aung San Suu Kyi for 'not doing enough' on Rohingya persecution

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has said it was stripping Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of a prestigious human rights award

By not calling out Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis, Narendra Modi has chosen logic over morals
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By not calling out Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis, Narendra Modi has chosen logic over morals

Narendra Modi's stance on the Rohingya crisis is rooted in a realist and state-centric politics, aimed at retaining Myanmar's support and counter China

Myanmar govt official sentenced to six months in jail for criticising army chief on Facebook
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Myanmar govt official sentenced to six months in jail for criticising army chief on Facebook

An official working for Aung San Suu Kyi's government was sentenced to six months in jail by a Yangon court on Friday for criticising Myanmar's army chief in a Facebook post

Myanmar arrests second suspect in Muslim lawyer murder
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Myanmar arrests second suspect in Muslim lawyer murder

Yangon: A second suspect has been arrested over the brazen murder of a prominent Muslim lawyer in Myanmar, state media reported today, as questions build over a killing that stunned the Buddhist-majority country. Ko Ni, a 63-year-old legal advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling National League for Democracy, was shot in the head outside Yangon's airport last Sunday while he was holding his grandson and waiting for a taxi.

Myanmar's Foreign Minister, Aung San Suu Kyi to visit India
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Myanmar's Foreign Minister, Aung San Suu Kyi to visit India

Suu Kyi will also attend a business event during which she will interact with leading Indian business leaders on ways of bolstering bilateral economic and commercial relations.

Aung San Suu Kyi meets ethnic armed organisations
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Aung San Suu Kyi meets ethnic armed organisations

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday met with representatives from ethnic armed groups involved in peace talks.

Suu Kyi is Myanmar's state adviser: President Htin Kyaw signs bill despite military opposition
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Suu Kyi is Myanmar's state adviser: President Htin Kyaw signs bill despite military opposition

The bill outlining her advisory role enables Suu Kyi to wield influence over parliament and the cabinet in a position officially called "state counsellor".

Myanmar lawmakers approve of a new 'PM-like' executive post for Suu Kyi
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Myanmar lawmakers approve of a new 'PM-like' executive post for Suu Kyi

The bill establishing the position of state counsellor was opposed by the military's representatives in parliament, but passed easily because of the strong majority that Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won in last November's election.

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.

Htin Kyaw sworn in as Myanmar's new president, Suu Kyi will be foreign minister
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Htin Kyaw sworn in as Myanmar's new president, Suu Kyi will be foreign minister

U Htin Kyaw of the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, was sworn in on Wednesday as Myanmar's new president

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

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

An important step: White House hails election of Myanmar's new president
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An important step: White House hails election of Myanmar's new president

Htin Kyaw will be sworn in as Myanmar's president on 30 March, replacing incumbent Thein Sein.

From legislative issues to citizenship for Rohingyas, Suu Kyi has an uphill task in reforming Myanmar
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From legislative issues to citizenship for Rohingyas, Suu Kyi has an uphill task in reforming Myanmar

Hundreds of laws remain on the book that do not comply with Myanmar’s human rights obligations, said Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar