Burma

A group of people heading to a demonstration are going up a stairway in downtown Chicago.

Rohingya in Chicago make an emotional plea to the US: 'Help our people'

Chicago is home to more than 1,000 Rohingya Muslims who have settled there in the last five years. And from over 8,000 miles away from Myanmar, they want their voices to be heard.

Rohingya in Chicago make an emotional plea to the US: 'Help our people'
People in a Yangon try out the "soundsuit," an art installation that's designed to draw attention to noise. "Maybe once people hear what they sound like," says one of the creators, "they'll reduce the noise."

In Myanmar, an artist wades into the sensitive business of noise

In Myanmar, an artist wades into the sensitive business of noise
Burmese refugees Thailand

The biggest group of current refugees in the US? Christians from Myanmar.

The biggest group of current refugees in the US? Christians from Myanmar.
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Myanmar's Inle Lake is just one small body of water, but this man is dedicating his life to saving it

Myanmar's Inle Lake is just one small body of water, but this man is dedicating his life to saving it
In Buddhist Myanmar, there's a view that abortion is wrong because "human life happens only in a blue moon, so we shouldn't waste a life like this."

Providing safe illegal abortions in Myanmar is a ‘karmic balance,’ says one doctor

Providing safe illegal abortions in Myanmar is a ‘karmic balance,’ says one doctor
Zin Mar Aung of Myanmar (center) receives congratulations from First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she receives a State Department 2012 International Women of Courage Award.

Myanmar's military regime says it's making way for democracy, but this activist says freedom is a long way off

Residents of Myanmar are welcoming President Barack Obama during his second diplomatic visit to the nation also known as Burma. While the country has taken modest steps toward ending military rule, activists like Zin Mar Aung, worry that Obama's trip might legitimize the slow pace of reform.

Myanmar's military regime says it's making way for democracy, but this activist says freedom is a long way off