1. the capital and largest city of Myanmar; located in the south near the Irrawaddy river delta
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  • Reuters Aung San Suu Kyi, center, and National League for Democracy party leader Tin Oo cut a ribbon during a ceremony to inaugurate their party's new signboard Monday at the NLD's head office in Yangon. Dissident's Candidacy Shows Shift in Myanmar
  • There was more rain in Bago, and in Mawlamyine, about 100 miles southeast of Yangon, there was heavy rain and very high winds, but nothing that seemed dangerous. Help Us Report on the Cyclone in Myanmar - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com
  • Phnom Penh Post/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The Myanmar Times's Ross Dunkley in happier times The court set Mr. Dunkley's bail at five million kyat, or about $6,000 based on current exchange rates in Yangon, for each of the two charges he faces: drugging a local woman and violating immigration law by committing an illegal act. Editor Released on Bail in Myanmar
  • YANGON, MYANMAR: The number of foreign tourists who visited Myanmar in the first nine months of 2008 was almost one-quarter less than for the same period a year earlier, official statistics show. My Sinchew -
  • Last week, several local banks were given the right to trade Myanmar's kyat for dollars, euros and Singapore dollars and a new automatic teller machine appeared in Yangon for the first time in several years. Firms See Myanmar as Next Frontier
  • YANGON, MYANMAR: The United Nation's special envoy to Myanmar was expected to meet detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit to the country that began Saturday (31 Jan), the latest effort to coax democratic reforms from the ruling junta. My Sinchew -
  • YANGON, MYANMAR: Foreign investment in Myanmar _ much of it from China _ nearly doubled in the first nine months of 2008 compared to the same period last year, according to government statistics seen Monday (5 Jan). My Sinchew -
  • YANGON, MYANMAR: The prime minister of military-ruled Myanmar will make official visits next week to Southeast Asian neighbors Indonesia and Singapore, just two weeks after the three countries 'leaders met at a regional summit. My Sinchew -
  • YANGON, MYANMAR: A Myanmar newspaper says the military government has lifted a rice export ban it imposed after Cyclone Nargis devastated the country's main rice-growing areas in the Irrawaddy Delta and south of Yangon in May. My Sinchew -
  • I 'm not going to vote — I don' t care," said one man, a money-changer with a shop in downtown Yangon. Critics Question Fairness of Myanmar Vote
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