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Myanmar army's admission of killings a 'positive step': Suu Kyi

Yangon - Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed an unprecedented army admission that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims as a "positive step", state-backed media reported Saturday.

Rohingya rebels claim ambush on Myanmar security forces

Yangon - Rohingya rebels on Sunday claimed responsibility for an ambush on Myanmar security forces that left several wounded in northern Rakhine state, the first attack in weeks in a region gutted by violence.

Drone-flying camera crew freed from jail in Myanmar

Meiktila - Foreign and local journalists jailed for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament were released Friday after spending two months in prison, in a case that spiked alarm over an increasingly dangerous climate for reporters in the country.

EU demands release of detained Myanmar journalists

Yangon - Two Myanmar journalists working for an international newswire who have not been heard from since they were arrested last week should be immediately released, the EU demanded Tuesday.

Myanmar army investigating mass grave in Rakhine

Yangon - Myanmar's army says it is investigating a mass grave found in a village in northern Rakhine state, a region where the UN has accused troops of committing atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar burned Rohingya villages despite refugee deal: HRW

Yangon - Myanmar's army burned down dozens of Rohingya homes within days of signing a refugee repatriation deal with Bangladesh, showing the agreement was a mere "public relations stunt", Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Myanmar's child monks become royalty for a day

Bagan - Riding elephants and horses in heavily bejewelled costumes, thick eyeliner and rouged lips, boys in central Myanmar parade through their village as ancient princes in a ceremony to mark their passage to monkhood.

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

Yangon - At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday.

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

Yangon - At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday.

Two Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar: govt

Yangon - Two Reuters journalists have been arrested in Myanmar for the possession of "important security documents", the government said on Wednesday.

Aid groups vow to boycott new Myanmar camps for Rohingya returnees

Yangon - Global aid groups on Saturday warned Myanmar they would boycott any new camps for Rohingya returnees to Rakhine state, saying refugees must be allowed to settle in their original homes.

Pope sidesteps Rohingya crisis during Myanmar address

Nay Pyi Taw - Pope Francis urged respect for rights and justice in a keenly-watched address in Myanmar on Tuesday, but refrained from any mention of the Rohingya or the alleged ethnic cleansing that has driven huge numbers of the Muslim minority from the country.

Pope to meet Myanmar's leader Suu Kyi

Nay Pyi Taw - Pope Francis will hold talks with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday, a key moment of a tour aimed at alleviating religious and ethnic hatreds that have driven huge numbers of Muslim Rohingya from the country.

Myanmar has 'no religious discrimination', army chief tells Pope

Yangon - Myanmar's army chief Min Aung Hlaing said he told Pope Francis his country had "no religious discrimination" after the pair met late Monday, in a papal visit framed by the exodus of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Pope faces high-wire act as he lands in Myanmar

Yangon - Pope Francis flew to Myanmar on Monday in one of his most sensitive trips yet, as religious tensions fester in the mainly Buddhist nation that has bristled at global outrage over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims.

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

Yangon - Bangladesh and Myanmar will start repatriating refugees in two months, Dhaka said Thursday, as global pressure mounts over a crisis that has forced more than half a million Rohingya to flee across the border.

Myanmar and Bangladesh sign deal over Rohingya repatriation

Yangon - Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a deal on Thursday paving the way for the possible repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Rakhine state, officials said, as global pressure mounts over the refugee crisis.

Tillerson says broad Myanmar sanctions won't solve Rohingya crisis

Nay Pyi Taw - Washington's top diplomat on Wednesday said he would not yet push for sanctions against Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis, but he called for an independent investigation into "credible" reports that soldiers committed atrocities against the Musl...

Ultra-nationalist Myanmar monk denied bail over anti-Rohingya protest

Yangon - One of Myanmar's most prominent ultra-nationalist monks was denied bail on Tuesday after he was arrested charges of inciting unrest in an anti-Rohingya protest held outside the US Embassy last year.

Myanmar army denies Rohingya abuses ahead of Tillerson visit

Yangon - Myanmar's army cleared itself of any abuses against Rohingya civilians on Monday, following an internal probe that a rights group said aimed to "whitewash" an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Muslim minority.
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