Myanmar's transition to democracy five years ago resulted in massive economic development. On Sunday, people will once again go to the polls. The outcome of the vote will be watched closely by investors.
The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army has declared a one-month ceasefire and asked the government to follow suit. Myanmar and Bangladesh are facing a humanitarian crisis as the Muslim minority group flees violence.
Rights activists have expressed their disappointment over Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on the Rohingya crisis. DW looks at why the democracy icon has struggled with discussing rights abuses in Rakhine.
The UN's human rights chief has rebuked Myanmar for a "brutal security operation" against Rohingya Muslims. Over 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in the country's Rakhine state.
The Myanmar government has rebuffed a temporary ceasefire called by Rohingya miltants fighting in Rakhine state. Some evidence has surfaced that the government has planted landmines which have killed fleeing civilians.
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