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After family feud, Myanmar court orders auction of home where Suu Kyi spent 15 years' house arrest

Jan. 25, 2024 09:26 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-controlled Myanmar on Thursday ordered the family home of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, where she spent 15 years under house arrest, put on auction in March following a bitter decades-long legal dispute between her and her brother. The decision...

Myanmar Supreme Court rejects ousted leader Suu Kyi's special appeal in bribery conviction

Dec. 18, 2023 07:19 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s Supreme Court rejected Monday a special appeal by the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi against her conviction in a case in which she was charged with corruption for allegedly receiving gold and thousands of dollars as a bribe from a former political colleague,...

Myanmar and China conduct naval drills together as fighting surges in border area

Nov. 29, 2023 02:41 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar and China are conducting naval drills together as the military government in the Southeast Asian nation loses ground in its northeast border region to a coalition of militias that also has strong ties to Beijing. State-run Myanma Alinn newspaper said...