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  • Myanmar leader seeks to capitalize on anti-Muslim sentiment story has photos
    Updated: Sep-17-15 3:59 pm

    YANGON, Myanmar - With an eye on upcoming elections, Myanmar's president has ticked off a list of accomplishments under his administration - noting with apparent pride a number of anti-Muslim policies he hopes will help him win another five-year term.

  • US: Religious intolerance threat to Myanmar unity 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 2:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - Rising religious intolerance threatens the unity of Myanmar, a senior U.S. official said Friday, as the former pariah state prepares for landmark Nov. 8 elections.

  • Key issues for Myanmar's upcoming general election 
    Updated: Sep-08-15 11:39 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Campaigning kicked off Tuesday for Myanmar's Nov. 8 general election, which is expected to be the Southeast Asian country's most credible vote in more than a half-century. A long-ruling junta made way for a civilian government more than four years ago, but the military still retains a powerful role, and political and economic reforms have been stymied by persistent ethnic strife and natural disasters. Associated Press writers based across Asia who have covered Myanmar for many years outline the key issues at stake: