YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's civilian and military leaders have jointly commemorated the anniversary of the assassination of the country's independence hero, who was gunned down 72 years ago...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has hit four top Myanmar generals, including the country's commander in chief and his deputy, with sanctions over the mass killings of Rohingya...
Myanmar demonstrators condemn foreign intervention
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Several thousand pro-military and nationalist demonstrators marched through Yangon on Sunday, voicing their support for Myanmar's armed forces and government while condemning foreign involvement in the country's affairs.
Top-level UN team meets Myanmar leader in Rohingya probe
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Ambassadors from the U.N. Security Council probing Myanmar's crisis over its ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority met Monday with the country's leader and military chief after visiting Bangladesh, where about 700,000 Rohingya who fled military-led violence live in refugee camps.
Myanmar swears in Suu Kyi loyalist as new president
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — A longtime Aung San Suu Kyi loyalist vowed to prioritize the rule of law, peace and reconciliation Friday after being sworn in as the country's new president, who will continue his predecessor's deference to her as the de facto national leader.
Pope defends Myanmar silence, says he spoke truth in private
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday defended his silence in Myanmar over the plight of Rohingya refugees, saying a public denunciation would have "slammed the door in the face" of his hosts and prevented his message from being heard.
Francis said he chose instead to speak in general terms about human rights in public so that he could engage more frankly in private about what the U.N. has said is a textbook campaign of ethnic cleansing against Myanmar's Muslim minority.
The Latest: Pope meets with powerful Myanmar military chief
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis's trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh (all times local):
Pope Francis has met with Myanmar's powerful military chief and spoken about the "great responsibility" that authorities have in Myanmar's transition.
The Vatican said the meeting with Gen. Min Aung Hlaing and three officials from Myanmar's bureau of special operations took place Monday evening at the residence of the Myanmar archbishop and lasted about 15 minutes.
Pope dives into Rohingya crisis upon arrival in Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Pope Francis opened a diplomatically fraught trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh on Monday by immediately diving into the crisis over Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims: He met with the country's military chief, even before beginning the official program of his trip.
Top China diplomat talks refugee crisis with Myanmar leaders
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — China's foreign minister said Sunday that the international community must help fight poverty and promote development in Myanmar's Rakhine state, which has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee amid a military crackdown.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the comments after meeting in Myanmar's capital, Naypyitaw, with the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as its president, Htin Kyaw, and its powerful military chief, Min Aung Hlaing.
Myanmar to hold historic peace talks with ethnic armies
Peace talks aimed at ending more than half a century of conflict between Myanmar's army and an array of armed ethnic rebel groups are due to start in the capital, Naypyitaw, on Wednesday.
The talks are the first formal peace negotiations since Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party swept elections last November and took office in April, vowing that national unity would be its top priority.