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Can China and India Coexist in Myanmar?

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Giorgio Cafiero

India views Myanmar's emerging political transformation as a strategic and ideological opening that offers New Delhi an opportunity to dilute Chinese influence while expanding India's strategic depth.

Myanmar's Lady vs. The Dragon

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Speculation remains high in Myanmar as to if and when opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to China, which was one of the strongest supporters of the previous military government and remains highly influential in the country's affairs.

Buddhism in the Time of Termites

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Sometime ago, I made an ill-fated attempt at a 10-day silent Buddhist retreat in India. I lasted 24 hours and then returned home to my adopted city of Rangoon.

Six Reasons You Should Chuck the Spa Vacation and Indulge in Exotic Myanmar (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 05.25.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

Whether you're a seasoned traveler looking for something new, or you just want a grand adventure, Myanmar (a/k/a Burma) should be high on your short list.

PHOTOS: Myanmar's Last Synagogue

Jessica Beaton | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Jessica Beaton

Built in 1896 to replace an earlier building erected in 1854, the synagogue is a relic from Myanmar's colonial period.

Frugal Flashpackers Arrive in Yangon

Lisa Niver Rajna | Posted 03.09.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Niver Rajna

On September 28, 2012, we flew on Air Asia from Bangkok, Thailand to Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). This is country #3 on our year adventure. Both George and I had been to Myanmar (Burma) before but this is our first time together. We can't wait to share our adventures with you.

Myanmar's Change Of Heart

AP | AYE AYE WIN | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar state television broadcast a memorial ceremony for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's revered independence hero fath...

'A City That Captured Time'

AP | DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 06.26.2012 | Travel

YANGON, Myanmar -- There's nowhere in Asia like it any more: a cityscape studded with hundreds of grand and humble buildings from the colonial era ami...

Warehouse Blaze Kills At Least 15 In Myanmar

AP | AYE AYE WIN | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — A fire followed by several explosions engulfed many state warehouses and neighboring homes, killing at least 16 people and inj...

Yeoh Reacts To Deportation From Myanmar

AP | MIN LEE | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

HONG KONG — Former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh, who plays Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming biopic, says she is "saddened...

Actress Plays Dissident, Gets Deported From Myanmar

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Arts

YANGON, Myanmar -- The military-backed government of Myanmar has deported Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh, who stars as pro-democracy leader Aung San ...

When Will Aung San Suu Kyi Really Tackle Sanctions?

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Since her November release from house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi has been "talking and listening" to her followers in Burma. What she was hearing may have surprised her.

Myanmar's Unusual Anti-Prostitution Tactics

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar -- Authorities in Myanmar have announced a ban on massage parlors and restrictions on restaurants and karaoke lounges in the country's...

PHOTOS: Does Myanmar Girl Break Record For The Most Fingers And Toes?

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - From almost the moment Le Yati Min was born, her mother knew the girl had a little something extra. (Scroll down for photos) ...

In Burmese Opposition There Will Be No Reform: Aung San Suu Kyi

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

The growing discontent with the NLD has been obvious inside Burma for most of the past decade. It came to light internationally when, during the November elections, desperate discussions were held about the official boycott.

WikiLeaks: Burma's Opposition Stifled By Old Farts and Uninformed Analysis

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

The US embassy is Rangoon is not known for its diplomatic activism. But WikiLeaks reveals that behind those forbidding doors busy fingers are sending perceptive, well observed missives about the state of Burmese misery.

Myanmar Pro-Democracy Leader Set To Be Released

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — Supporters of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi gathered near her home Saturday morning, hoping to see the Nobel Peace Pri...

Burma: democracy banned but NLD lifts tourism boycott

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

On Sunday, as Burmese head to the polls (or more likely stay indoors, in an opposition inspired boycott) a far reaching decision by the main oppositio...

Myanmar Court Accepts Suu Kyi Appeal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — A Myanmar court agreed Friday to hear an appeal by detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi of the criminal conviction that...

Suu Kyi Trial: Burma's Democracy Leader Testifies, Telling Rangoon Court She's Innocent

irrawaddy.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi testified for the first time at her trial on Tuesday, denying that she had violated any law by giving sh...

Burma: Satellite TV Threatens Junta

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON (Myanmar) - SATELLITE dishes that allow people to get international news and entertainment programs should be banned in Myanmar because foreign...