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Myanmar-China pipeline to benefit both countries?

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar, May 30 (UPI) -- China's $2.5 billion oil and gas pipeline in Myanmar will mutually benefit both countries, said Myanmar President Thein Sein.

CNPC chief visits Myanmar's president

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, May 29 (UPI) -- China National Petroleum Corp. had "in-depth" discussions on oil and natural gas projects in Myanmar during a visit to the country, the company said.

HRW: End Myanmar's Muslim child limitations

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, May 28 (UPI) -- Human rights workers called on Myanmar to end a two-child limit on minority Muslim families living in the country.

Japan offers new aid to Myanmar, waives older debt

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, May 26 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, visiting Myanmar, announced fresh loans and aid to the Southeast Asian nation and the write-off of existing debts.

Poor record for Myanmar in extractive industries

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Easing economic pressure on Myanmar ignores serious human rights abuses in the country's extractive industries sector, an advocacy group said.

U.S. Senate leader eases pressure on Myanmar

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- There's been enough political progress in Myanmar that an extension of economic sanctions won't be necessary, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

U.S., Myanmar sign trade framework agreement

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The United States and Myanmar signed a trade and investment framework agreement, coinciding with the visit of Myanmar President Thein Sein.

Myanmar extends state of emergency

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, May 21 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in Myanmar voted Tuesday to extend a state of emergency over parts of the country gripped by fighting between Muslims and Buddhists.
Obama praises Thein Sein's leadership leading Myanmar to democracy

Obama praises Thein Sein's leadership leading Myanmar to democracy

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- After noting tension marked U.S.-Myanmar relations for years, President Obama Monday praised President Thein Sein's leadership and the country's progress.
Don't reward Myanmar, rights group says

Don't reward Myanmar, rights group says

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has an obligation to put pressure on Myanmar President Thein Sein to address national security, Human Rights Watch said.

Obama schedule for Monday, May 20

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- President Obama meets with Myanmar President Thein Sein at the White House Monday, the daily schedule indicates.

Tensions rising over Myanmar resettlements

YANGON, Myanmar, May 8 (UPI) -- Tensions are rising in areas of Rakhine state where the Myanmar government is re-housing Muslims displaced after ethnic clashes with Buddhists last year.

Obama extends Myanmar emergency

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Fighting and human rights abuses in Myanmar means the country continues to pose a threat to U.S. interests, U.S. President Barack Obama said.

U.S. report: Myanmar's reforms are failing

YANGON, Myanmar, May 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. government commission recommended that Myanmar remains on a State Department blacklist of 15 governments responsible for "systematic" violations of freedom of religion.

Myanmar president resigns from political party

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, May 2 (UPI) -- The ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party in Myanmar announced Thursday that President Thein Sein has stepped down as party chairman.

Suu Kyi won't be president, ruling party says

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, April 26 (UPI) -- There are no plans to amend the constitution in Myanmar so pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi can run for president, a leader said.

Aid tough to come by in Myanmar

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, April 24 (UPI) -- Aid deliveries to parts of Myanmar controlled by the separatist Kachin movement are severely restricted, relief officials said.

Myanmar political prisoners freed after European Union lifts sanctions

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, April 23 (UPI) -- At least 56 political prisoners were freed in Myanmar after the European Union lifted sanctions against the country Monday, human rights activists said.

EU scolded for lifting Myanmar sanctions

BRUSSELS, April 23 (UPI) -- The EU decision to lift sanctions on Myanmar removed one of the mechanisms encouraging reforms, Human Rights Watch said.

BBC video shows deadly attack in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar, April 23 (UPI) -- The BBC aired what it says is a video of communal violence shot by Myanmar police and in which Buddhists kill at least two people.

European Union eases sanctions on Myanmar

LUXEMBOURG, April 22 (UPI) -- Myanmar shouldn't be held accountable to external influences when charting a path of political reform, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said.

Suu Kyi makes overture to Myanmar military in speech

TOKYO, April 17 (UPI) -- Myanmar political activist Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday a better relationship with the military could help reform the country's constitution.

U.K. shares Myanmar interest in peace

LONDON, April 17 (UPI) -- There's a shared interest in finding a way to address ongoing religious violence in Myanmar, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visits Japan

TOKYO, April 13 (UPI) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Japan Saturday, seeking to bolster Japanese support for her nation, officials said.

Myanmar conflict troubles Jimmy Carter

YANGON, Myanmar, April 8 (UPI) -- Violence between Buddhist and the Muslim minority community in Myanmar poses a risk to political reforms, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said.
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