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Key member resigns from Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis

Yangon - A key member of an international advisory panel on Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine state has resigned, telling AFP on Saturday that the Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed board risks becoming "part of the problem" in a conflict that forced 700,000 Rohingya Muslim...

Myanmar Reuters reporter says he was hooded, deprived of sleep

- Two Reuters journalists in Myanmar were hooded and deprived of sleep after they were arrested while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, one of them told a court on Tuesday in startling testimony.

Reuters reporters to face Myanmar trial for 'breaking' secrecy law

Yangon - Two Reuters reporters accused of breaking Myanmar's draconian secrecy law during their reporting of a Rohingya massacre must face trial, a judge said Monday, in a ruling swiftly decried as a "black day" for press freedom in the country.

Race to restore Myanmar's film classics for a second screening

Yangon - The restoration of a 1934 black-and-white action movie, famed for high-octane stunts including a hot-air balloon escape and a jungle shootout against teakwood thieves, has energised efforts to salvage more of Myanmar's decaying cinematic heritage.

Myanmar downgraded in US trafficking report

Yangon - Myanmar is not doing enough to tackle human trafficking, according to a US State Department report that downgraded its ranking to the worst tier.

Myanmar sacks top general involved in Rohingya crackdown

Yangon - Myanmar's military said it sacked a top general who was named in fresh EU sanctions against security officials accused of serious rights violations in the Rohingya crisis, including killings and sexual violence.

US-backed broadcaster drops Myanmar channel in dispute over 'Rohingya'

Yangon - US-backed Radio Free Asia has pulled broadcasts from a television channel in Myanmar after the government tried to ban the word "Rohingya" on its shows.

Myanmar to give UN access over return of Rohingya refugees

Yangon - The United Nations said Myanmar's government agreed Thursday to grant it access to crisis-hit Rakhine state after months of wrangling over how to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees.

Myanmar stalling on end to child soldier recruitment: UN

Yangon - Myanmar has not done enough to fulfil its promise to end the use of child soldiers and underage recruitment may even be on the rise, a top UN official said Tuesday.

Rohingya militants massacred Hindus in last year's turmoil: Amnesty

Yangon - Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers during last year's uprising in Myanmar's Rakhine, Amnesty International said Wednesday in a report that sheds fresh light on the complex ethnic rivalries in the state.

Beijing urges ceasefire after deadly Myanmar border clashes

Yangon - China on Sunday condemned fighting on its border between Myanmar forces and ethnic rebels that has left 19 dead, mostly civilians, in some of the worst bloodshed on the restive frontier in recent years.

19 dead in fighting between Myanmar army, rebels: military

Yangon - At least 19 people have been killed in clashes between Myanmar's military and an ethnic armed group on Saturday in northern Shan State, Myanmar army and local sources told AFP, the most deadly flare-up in recent years as fighting in the borderlands int...

Myanmar urged to hold 'proper' probe into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar must hold a "proper investigation" into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya, a UN Security Council envoy said Tuesday, after the highest-level diplomatic visit to an area from which 700,000 members of the Muslim minority have been driven ou...

Myanmar urged to hold "proper" probe into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar must hold a "proper investigation" into alleged atrocities against the Muslim Rohingya, a UN Security Council envoy said Tuesday at the end of the highest-level diplomatic visit to the conflict area.

UN Security Council meet Myanmar's Suu Kyi over Rohingya

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi received a UN Security Council delegation Monday in the highest-level diplomatic visit since the start of the Rohingya crisis, which will include a brief tour of violence-hit Rakhine state.

Whistleblowing Myanmar policeman sentenced to jail

Yangon - A Myanmar police officer who told a court his colleagues had tried to "entrap" two Reuters journalists has been handed a prison term, a police spokesman said Monday.

Thousands flee fresh clashes in northern Myanmar: UN

Yangon - Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar's army and ethnic insurgents in the country's remote north, a United Nations official said, as a long-simmering conflict intensifies.

Rights group calls for UN Rohingya resolution ahead of Myanmar visit

Yangon - Human Rights Watch called Friday for Myanmar's Rohingya crisis to be referred to the International Criminal Court, days before a UN Security Council delegation is due to arrive in the country.

Family of whistleblowing Myanmar cop evicted after testimony

Yangon - The family of a Myanmar policeman who testified in court that two Reuters reporters had been set up was evicted from their police housing a day after his evidence, his wife said.

Myanmar police ordered set up of Reuters journalists: testimony

Yangon - A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to set up a Reuters reporter by handing over sensitive documents to him in a sting operation that also ensnared his colleague, a police official told a court Friday.
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