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Myanmar journalist arrested for satirical Facebook post

Yangon - A journalist in Myanmar was detained by police Friday after he posted a satirical image on Facebook that depicted renewed hostilities between government forces and an ethnic rebel group in the country's northeastern Shan State, reports say.

40 political prisoners freed in Myanmar so far

Yangon - 40 political prisoners have been freed in Myanmar and president Thein Sein has granted 200 others amnesty. More releases are expected next week.

Philippine leader to help in Myanmar's democratic transition

Philippine President Benigno Aquino will be helping Myanmar in its efforts to open its society to democratic reforms after many years of isolation brought about by the long years of military rule.

Myanmar President Thein Sein frees 70 political prisoners

Myanmar President Thein Sein has ordered the release of at least 70 political prisoners one week after he vowed to free the remaining prisoners by the end of the year in his speech during his visit to the United Kingdom.

Myanmar President Thein Sein to release all political prisoners

Myanmar President Thein Sein promised to release all political prisoners in his country by the end of the year during his official visit to the UK on Monday.

Myanmar leader frees more prisoners ahead of US state visit

Myanmar President Thein Sein has freed at least 20 political prisoners before embarking on a weeklong US state visit aimed primarily at strengthening political and economic ties with the US.

Myanmar's President Thein Sein invited to visit United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has reportedly invited Myanmar's President Thein Sein to visit the United Kingdom before the end of the year.

Australia eases sanctions against Myanmar

Canberra - Yesterday Canberra eased some of its sanctions against Myanmar's military-backed government. Furthermore, “members of Burma’s new Government who were not previously on Australia’s sanctions list will not be listed at this time”.

Myanmar President Sein, democracy leader Suu Kyi hold talks

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi held talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein Friday at the presidential residence in Naypyitaw.

Myanmar names first civilian president in nearly 50 years

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma and a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has named its first president in nearly 50 years.

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Myanmar President Thein Sein delivers his speech to the media during his visit at the Malacanang Pre...
Myanmar President Thein Sein delivers his speech to the media during his visit at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila
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