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Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who pleaded not guilty to the charges on Monday, face up to 14 years in prison.
Lawyers for the two reporters on Wednesday asked the court to throw out the case, saying there was insufficient evidence to support charges against the pair.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine State.
The pope met with a military commander accused of overseeing a brutal campaign against the country's Rohingya Muslims.
Yangon has all the right ingredients to become Asia’s most livable city.
While in the U.S. this week, Suu Kyi is being applauded as a Nobel Peace Laureate and champion of the oppressed, her authority, mostly moral and political, but non-military, remains fragile at best. Without dedicated U.S. support for years to come, Myanmar stands to crumble as a patchwork of diversity and revert once more to authoritarian rule.
After all, Mark Twain once said "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by
The rules of this post were simple: I allowed myself one taxi ride the whole night (to show great budgeting style) and had
YANGON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Voting began on Sunday in Myanmar's first free nationwide election in 25 years, the Southeast Asian
Thought to be a good cure for acne as well as an effective sunscreen, women and girls (and to some extent boys) have applied it to their faces for over 2000 years.
"It's all in the eyes of the artist. The artist wants to make the Buddha the most beautiful thing he or she has ever seen
Returning to Myanmar after a quarter century, one is confronted constantly by reminders of how much the country has changed.
After picking up my visa and exchanging some U.S. dollars for kyat I stepped out of the airport into the steam that is Yangon, Myanmar, during the monsoon season. A time of year good for photographers to avoid those unsightly tourists that invade a viewfinder during picture taking or worse not seen until the proofs appear on screen.
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.
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.