Bangladesh tells UN it cannot accept more Rohingya refugees
Bangladeshi foreign secretary accuses Myanmar of ‘hollow promises and various obstructionist approaches’ when it comes to repatriation efforts
Concerns persist about Myanmar speech freedoms
Activists say Myanmar’s crackdown on the media, free speech and peaceful assembly has created a climate of self-censorship and fear
French national faces Myanmar court on drone flying charge
A French national appeared in court Friday in Myanmar after being arrested two weeks ago for allegedly flying a drone close to the country's vast parliament complex.Arthur Desclaux faces a charge under the Illegal Export-Import Act and could be jailed for up to three years if convicted. He was driven ...
Two sentenced to death in Myanmar for killing lawyer, adviser
Two others received prison terms and a third suspect remains at large
Myanmar court sentences 2 to death for killing Suu Kyi aide
A court in Myanmar on Friday sentenced two men to death for the killing of a prominent Muslim lawyer who was a close adviser to the country's top leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.The Yangon Northern District Court found the gunman, Kyi Lin, guilty of premeditated murder and illegal weapons possession ...
Myanmar charter change bid unlikely to loosen military grip on power
Suu Kyi's bid to amend the military's constitution might help her in 2020 election, but she is unlikely to secure big
Myanmar police fire rubber bullets on ethnic minority demonstrators
Members of Karenni group were protesting statue of Burmese independence hero General Aung San, father of leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar’s dignity rests on outcome of murder trial, says slain lawyer’s daughter
A court this week will decide the fate of three suspected co-conspirators in prominent Muslim lawyer’s assassination
People flee escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine, southern Chin states
UN refugee agency says it cannot assess scale of current humanitarian situation in these volatile areas because it has little access to these and other regions
Jolie urges Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya Muslims
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has urged Myanmar to show a genuine commitment to ending violence and displacement in its Rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh for safety.Jolie, a special envoy for the U.N. human rights agency, made the comments Tuesday as she ...
Facebook bans 4 Myanmar insurgent groups
Social media giant ramps up action against hate speech after accusations it did little to remove violent rhetoric against Rohingya Muslims before brutal 2017 crackdown
Myanmar’s Karen rebel groups reunite for anniversary
Splinter groups come together to mark 70 years since fighting broke out between ethnic group and Myanmar government
Reporters convictions appealed to Myanmar Supreme Court
Lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven-year prison terms for violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act have filed an appeal with the country's highest court seeking to overturn their convictions.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December 2017 for having government documents in their possession. They contend they ...
UN envoy: No prospect Rohingya refugees can go home soon
A U.N. human rights envoy said Friday that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees won't be able to return to Myanmar soon because of threats to their safety in the Buddhist-majority nation.Myanmar has been criticized by global rights groups and many nations for state-sponsored violence against ethnic minorities.Yanghee Lee, ...
Myanmar activists push to end police brutality
Dozens of incidents in past year have thrown light on methods military-controlled police force uses to extract confessions
Foreign development in Myanmar sparks concern over transparency, regulation
Land values have soared in recent years with the construction of the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge
Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters
A court in Myanmar on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters journalists convicted of violating the country's Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, and maintained the seven-year prison terms they were sentenced to last year.Judge Aung Naing said in his ruling that ...
Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys by security forces and Buddhist civilians in Rakhine State in August 2017
Myanmar’s civilian, military leaders meet, vow to ‘crush’ Rakhine rebels
Fighting between government forces and the rebel Arakan Army in the western state of Rakhine has displaced thousands of people since early December, according to the United Nations
Lost idol: New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi
With a general election looming in 2020, the country's first civilian government in decades is confronted by growing divisions among activists
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