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Health authorities have issued stay at home orders for all of Rakhine State as they struggle to control a COVID-19 outbreak that has grown from 80 to 179 confirmed cases in barely 24 hours.
Almost a million Rohingya refugees stuck in Bangladesh marked three years since escaping from Myanmar on Tuesday, with coronavirus forcing them to hold a day-long "silent protest" inside their flimsy, leaky huts.
This hilly township in southern Shan State has everything from pagoda-dappled mountains and waterfalls to prehistoric artwork.
A fringe debate on Facebook about the merits of not voting in the November election has sparked threats of criminal charges and the anger of the civilian political elite.
Myanmar’s deadliest mine collapse in recent history caught the world’s attention in July, but local frustration with an industry controlled by outside companies has been growing for years.