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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his policy speech at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo on Feb.
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Traveling with a delegation of business leaders, Abe was to arrive in Yangon Friday evening for a three-day trip, and will meet President Thein Sein on Sunday in Naypyitaw, officials from his office said.
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A series of skirmishes took place in Kachin and northern Shan State despite government officials declaring that war has been stopped between government troops and ethnic armies.
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Burma's currency has plunged more than 7 percent over the past month to the lowest since it was floated last year, raising concern about economic stability in Asia's newest democracy.
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Ye Htet Oo, the founder of Tharapa Library, in the main branch in Rangoon's Hlaing Township.
FROM THE MOMENT of its birth in 1948 Myanmar has been riven by civil conflict, mainly between the majority Burmans that occupy the country's central low-lying plain and the hill peoples on its periphery.
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Rangoon residents take advantage of 'Twilight Reading,' which offers a collection of free newspapers outside of Shwedagon Pagoda.
After 50 years of brutal military rule, Myanmar's democratic opening has been swift and startling, says Richard Cockett.
Nine Rohingyas, who were arrested late last month for refusing to register as "Bengalis" at a displacement camp in western Burma, will be prosecuted for instigating riots, according to a state official.
Members of the National League for Democracy party sit at a tea shop in Rangoon in March.
Patrick Boehler has written for Time, Bloomberg, Le Monde Diplomatique and the Chinese weekly Shidai Zhoubao.
In March this year, the town of Meiktila in central Myanmar was engulfed in deadly sectarian violence that destroyed whole blocks of housing, shops and mosques.
This image provided by the Naval Research Lab shows tropical cyclone Mahasen taken Wednesday May 15, 2013 at 0600 GMT.
Burmese President Thein Sein made a historic visit to the White House on May 19, the latest in a series of high-level symbolic exchanges between the two nations.
The International Monetary Fund said Burma's economy is on track to top 6 percent growth this year as the country's "ambitious reform program is bearing fruit," according to Matt Davies, the IMF's deputy Asia and Pacific chief, speaking in Rangoon on Wednesday.
Foreign aid workers relax in the Indian Ocean on Sittwe's beach. To see more photos click on the box below.