About 30 million people are eligible to vote in Myanmar's first openly-contested elections in 25 years. Analysts expect a strong showing from the National League for Democracy, led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
Myanmar President Htin Kyaw has announced his surprise resignation following reports of ill health. He is a close ally of de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is constitutionally barred from the presidency.
Police have opened an investigation into an attack on the house of Aung San Suu Kyi. The leader has faced wide condemnation for her handling of the Rohingya situation in Myanmar.
Thailand will continue to back neighbor Myanmar even as the latter clamps down on an uprising in its Rohingya province. Thailand's ambassador to Myanmar spoke with DW about Bangkok’s role in the ongoing conflict.
Bob Geldof has returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin as a protest against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who also holds the honor. The Irish singer labeled Suu Kyi a "handmaiden to genocide."
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