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Myanmar says military 'dignity' harmed by US ban on army chief

Yangon - A US travel ban on Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing over his role in orchestrating a bloody crackdown against Rohingya Muslims harms the dignity of the military, a spokesman said Wednesday, adding critics failed to properly understand the crisis.

Seven killed in Myanmar monastery shelling: witnesses

Yangon - Seven people were killed when artillery rounds slammed into a monastery where they were sheltering from firefights between military and insurgent forces in Myanmar's Rakhine state, witnesses said Tuesday.

Ice, ice maybe? Myanmar cop held for crystal meth switch

Yangon - A Myanmar policeman has been arrested after switching 64 kilograms (140 pounds) of seized crystal meth with salts loosely resembling the party drug known as "ice", officials said Tuesday.

Armed and Dangerous: Myanmar's military goes shopping

Yangon - Myanmar's military has lavished tens of millions of dollars on the latest lethal hardware, leaning on allies as part of a strategy to become a first-class fighting force.

Myanmar frees soldiers jailed for Rohingya massacre

Yangon - Seven soldiers jailed for killing a group of Rohingya Muslims have been freed from a Myanmar jail despite serving less time than two reporters imprisoned for exposing the massacre.

Timeline in case against two Reuters Myanmar journalists

Yangon - Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were released from prison Tuesday after spending more than 16 months behind bars for investigating atrocities against Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar's army.

Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists after global outrage

Yangon - Two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar walked out of prison on Tuesday, freed in a presidential amnesty after a vigorous global campaign -- and backroom diplomacy -- for their release.

Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists in amnesty

Yangon - Two Reuters journalists who had been jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar walked out of prison Tuesday, freed in a presidential amnesty.

Top Myanmar court rejects appeal of award-winning Reuters reporters

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar's Supreme Court rejected the latest appeal Tuesday by two Pulitzer-prize winning Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years on charges linked to their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, as hopes now turn to a presidential pardon.

Top Myanmar court rejects appeal by Reuters reporters: lawyer

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar's Supreme Court rejected an appeal Tuesday by two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years each on charges linked to their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, one of the defence lawyers confirmed.

'Masters of our destiny': Myanmar's Wa rebels in show of force

Pyin Oo Lwin - It has a standing army of 25,000, manufactures its own guns and conscripts at least one member of each household -- meet the United Wa State Army: Communist, reclusive, China-backed rebels determined to protect their supremacy over Myanmar's badland bo...

'Masters of our destiny': Myanmar's Wa rebels in show of force

Pyin Oo Lwin - It has a standing army of 25,000, manufactures its own guns and conscripts at least one member of each household -- meet the United Wa State Army: Communist, reclusive, China-backed rebels determined to protect their supremacy over Myanmar's badland bo...

Myanmar says six Rohingya killed in attack were 'with insurgents'

Yangon - The Myanmar army said Friday that six Rohingya killed by helicopter gunfire in restive Rakhine state were working with a rebel group, the latest escalation in violence that the UN says "may constitute war crimes".

Gas explosion kills 16 in Myanmar's remote Wa state: Wa army

Yangon - A gas explosion in a secretive enclave run by the ethnic Wa in Myanmar's eastern borderlands has killed 16 people and injured dozens, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) said Sunday.

Myanmar's black gold lures plucky oil drillers

Magway - As clouds of acrid, black smoke belched above the flames engulfing an artisanal oil field in central Myanmar, prospectors from nearby hillsides arrived in droves, hoping for riches from a fresh line of black gold.

Civilians trapped as Myanmar rebels squabble over expected China boom

Tamwe - With artillery exploding around her village in Myanmar's northeast, 70-year-old Nan Nyunt fled to a monastery, one of thousands of civilians trapped between rebel groups who are fighting for influence as a China-driven economic boom looms.

Nine police killed in attack in Myanmar’s Rakhine: police

Yangon - Nine policemen have been killed in a militant attack in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, police said on Sunday, as tensions ratchet up in a state riven by ethnic and religious conflict.

Drone-flying Frenchman released from Myanmar jail

Nay Pyi Taw - A French tourist arrested in Myanmar for flying a drone near parliament has avoided a lengthy prison sentence and will be deported after being released from jail Wednesday.

Myanmar holds rare rally to call for constitution reform

Yangon - Hundreds gathered Wednesday in downtown Yangon for a rally urging reform of Myanmar's controversial constitution gifting the army sweeping powers, a move Aung San Suu Kyi's civilian government will discuss ahead of 2020 elections.

Frenchman jailed for one month for flying drone in Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw - A French tourist has been sentenced to one month in prison with labour for attempting to fly a drone near Myanmar's parliament, a court official said Wednesday.
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