With just over a month until Myanmar’s landmark elections, there are rising concerns over the use of religion to stoke fears and marginalize minorities.
Myanmar's election commission has announced its second round of voter lists for the upcoming general elections, the first since decades of military rule ended in 2011.
A Rohingya refugee who recently came to Cambodia as part of a controversial resettlement deal with Australia, is preparing to leave.
Myanmar's president on Monday signed into law the last of four controversial bills championed by radical Buddhists but decried by rights groups as aimed at discriminating against the country's Muslim minority.
"As for the happenings in the middle of the night, this is not what you expect from a working democracy," Aung San Suu Kyi said.
A tense situation has developed at the headquarters of Myanmar's ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), where those attending a party meeting are not being allowed to leave by security forces.
The United Nations is stepping up its emergency aid to Myanmar, where massive floods have killed at least 96 people in the country's Irrawaddy delta region.
The United States says it will announce an aid package to help floods victims in Myanmar, as international aid efforts have accelerated after the disaster affected tens of thousands across the country.
Authorities in Myanmar say 46 people are now dead after several days of flash flooding and landslides.
The civilian-led government of Myanmar has appealed for urgent international assistance to help aid victims of the country's recent flooding.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited one of the country's many flood-hit areas, raising her profile amid a national disaster that could have consequences in this November's general election.
Myanmar authorities say 21 people died in July, and that between 67,000 and 110,000 people were "severely affected" by the floods, according to an update from the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).