Miners working inside a ruby mine in Mogok, north of Mandalay. Myanmar produces more than 80 percent of the world's rubies, yet decades of isolation under the former military junta means the industry remains cloaked in mystery. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP
05 January 2017
Every week Aye Min Htun prays he will find the ruby that changes his life, one of...
19 November 2016
Darkness was falling across the pagoda outside Yangon when a military officer walked up...
Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
17 October 2016
Yangon’s population looks set to almost double within the next thirty years. But as...
Kyaw Win are seen in an army-built community called Thudhammawaddy Ward, in Mon State. Photo: Htet Khaung Linn/Myanmar Now
11 October 2016
By 1999 Sein Kyaw Win had already survived 24 years of service as a foot soldier in the...
Stray dogs take a rest inside a shelter for stray dogs in Shwe Pyauk village, outskirts of Yangon. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
11 October 2016
The dart hits a fleeing street dog in the thigh, the bright orange tip sagging against...
A Myanmar girl surfs the internet in Yangon. Photo: Htet Khaung Linn/Myanmar Now
07 October 2016
Like many 20-year-olds in Myanmar, Yadana Kyaw Thu* has had a Facebook account for...
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers an address at Asia Society in New York on her country's political and economic development on September 21, 2016. Photo: Ellen Wallop/Asia Society
22 September 2016
“People ask me to make speeches and they usually tell me what they want me to talk about...
17 September 2016
Almost two years ago, Khin Myat Noe Swe had to make a tough decision.
US President Barack Obama (L) meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping (not in picture) at the West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou on September 3, 2016 ahead of the 11th G20 Leaders Summit which will be held from September 4 to 5. Photo: Wang Zhao/EPA
05 September 2016
A long list showcasing the outcomes of the bilateral talks between Chinese President Xi...
Prisoners are working at Zinkyeit rock quarry run by the prison department in Paung township in Mon State. Photo: Swe Win/Myanmar Now
01 September 2016
Under the glare of the midday sun, several dozen men wearing blue outfits, with shackles...
The opening session of the Union Peace Conference - 21st Century Panglong in Naypyitaw on 31 August 2016. Photo: Nay Thar/Mizzima
01 September 2016
The 21st Century Panglong Conference commenced with great fanfare as leaders from the...
A man smokes a typical Myanmar cheroot with added marijuana and tobacco leaves in a house on the outskirts of Yangon. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
18 August 2016
Several young men were standing near the entrance of Thingang-yun Hospital in central...

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