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Myanmar's powerful Wa militia warns no peace in sight

Yangon - The head of Myanmar's most powerful ethnic rebel group has warned that fighting in the country's restive borderlands has reached a critical point, threatening to derail the government's wobbling push for peace.

Myanmar's powerful Wa militia warns no peace in sight

Yangon - The head of Myanmar's most powerful ethnic rebel group has warned that fighting in the country's restive borderlands has reached a critical point, threatening to derail the government's wobbling push for peace.

Myanmar's powerful Wa militia warns no peace in sight

Yangon - The head of Myanmar's most powerful ethnic rebel group has warned that fighting in the country's restive borderlands has reached a critical point, threatening to derail the government's wobbling push for peace.

Hundreds of Rohingya 'return home' from Bangladesh

Dhaka - Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said Sunday, adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives.

Myanmar army ends operations in north Rakhine: govt

Yangon - Myanmar's army has halted "clearance operations" in northern Rakhine, a senior official said Wednesday, ending a four-month crackdown by security forces the UN has warned may amount to crimes against humanity.

Myanmar army ends operations in north Rakhine: govt

Yangon - Myanmar's army has halted "clearance operations" in northern Rakhine, a senior official said Wednesday, ending a four-month crackdown by security forces the UN has warned may amount to crimes against humanity.

Myanmar army ends operations in north Rakhine: govt

Yangon - Myanmar's army has halted "clearance operations" in northern Rakhine, a senior official said Wednesday, ending a four-month crackdown by security forces the UN has warned may amount to crimes against humanity.

Myanmar activists fight for child servant rights

- Thi Thi Nwe waited three days until the girl was left unguarded in her hospital bed to approach her, the first step in a months-long process highlighting the challenges of protecting child servants.

'There was a lot of blood': Myanmar sisters scarred by abuse

Hlaing - Khin Khin Tun's back is a patchwork of burns, searing memories she says from when her former employer poured two flasks of boiling water over her flesh -- one for each orange she was accused of stealing.

Malaysian aid ship for Rohingya arrives in Bangladesh

Chittagong - A Malaysian ship carrying aid for thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a bloody army crackdown in Myanmar docked in Bangladesh's Chittagong port Tuesday days after it met nationalist protesters in Yangon.

Malaysian aid ship for Rohingya arrives in Bangladesh

Chittagong - A Malaysian ship carrying aid for thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a bloody army crackdown in Myanmar docked in Bangladesh's Chittagong port Tuesday days after it met nationalist protesters in Yangon.

Malaysian aid ship for Rohingya arrives in Bangladesh

Chittagong - A Malaysian ship carrying aid for thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a bloody army crackdown in Myanmar docked in Bangladesh's Chittagong port Tuesday days after it met nationalist protesters in Yangon.

Myanmar to execute Rohingya man for raid on police post

Yangon - Myanmar authorities have sentenced a Rohingya man to death for leading raids on police border posts that sparked a deadly military crackdown in the north of Rakhine state, police said on Monday.

Indonesia urges 'significant steps' on Rohingya Muslims issue

Singapore - Myanmar should take significant steps to achieve peace in Rakhine state, Indonesia's foreign minister said Friday, warning that the bloody crackdown on the country's Muslim Rohingya minority could lead to instability across South East Asia.

Indonesia urges 'significant steps' on Rohingya Muslims issue

Singapore - Myanmar should take significant steps to achieve peace in Rakhine state, Indonesia's foreign minister said Friday, warning that the bloody crackdown on the country's Muslim Rohingya minority could lead to instability across South East Asia.

Indonesia urges 'significant steps' on Rohingya Muslims issue

Singapore - Myanmar should take significant steps to achieve peace in Rakhine state, Indonesia's foreign minister said Friday, warning that the bloody crackdown on the country's Muslim Rohingya minority could lead to instability across South East Asia.

Myanmar cops in Rohingya abuse video 'didn't intend to harm'

Yangon - Three police officers have been sentenced to two months detention over a video showing them abusing Rohingya civilians, security sources told AFP Wednesday, saying those involved had "no intention" to cause harm.

Myanmar cops in Rohingya abuse video 'didn't intend to harm'

Yangon - Three police officers have been sentenced to two months detention over a video showing them abusing Rohingya civilians, security sources told AFP Wednesday, saying those involved had "no intention" to cause harm.

Myanmar cops in Rohingya abuse video 'didn't intend to harm'

Yangon - Three police officers have been sentenced to two months detention over a video showing them abusing Rohingya civilians, security sources told AFP Wednesday, saying those involved had "no intention" to cause harm.

Myanmar arrests second suspect in Muslim lawyer murder

Yangon - A second suspect has been arrested over the brazen murder of a prominent Muslim lawyer in Myanmar, state media reported on Saturday, as questions build over a killing that stunned the Buddhist-majority country.

Myanmar arrests second suspect in Muslim lawyer murder

Yangon - A second suspect has been arrested over the brazen murder of a prominent Muslim lawyer in Myanmar, state media reported on Saturday, as questions build over a killing that stunned the Buddhist-majority country.

Myanmar arrests second suspect in Muslim lawyer murder

Yangon - A second suspect has been arrested over the brazen murder of a prominent Muslim lawyer in Myanmar, state media reported on Saturday, as questions build over a killing that stunned the Buddhist-majority country.

Hundreds likely killed in Myanmar's Rohingya crackdown: UN

Geneva - Myanmar's military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims has likely killed hundreds of people, with children slaughtered and women gang-raped in a campaign that may amount to ethnic cleansing, the UN said Friday.

Bangladesh pushes on with Rohingya island plan

Dhaka - Bangladesh authorities are to push ahead with a controversial plan to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who arrived from Myanmar to a remote island, according to a government website.

Thousands attend funeral of slain Myanmar Muslim lawyer

Yangon - Thousands of mourners gathered on Monday to bury a top Muslim lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi who was gunned down outside Yangon airport in what the ruling party said was a political assassination.

Thousands attend funeral of slain Myanmar Muslim lawyer

Yangon - Thousands of mourners gathered on Monday to bury a top Muslim lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi who was gunned down outside Yangon airport in what the ruling party said was a political assassination.

Thousands attend funeral of slain Myanmar Muslim lawyer

Yangon - Thousands of mourners gathered on Monday to bury a top Muslim lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi who was gunned down outside Yangon airport in what the ruling party said was a political assassination.

Thai court muzzles media as trafficking defence begins

Bangkok - Dozens of people including a general arrested in Thailand's crackdown on human trafficking appeared in court on Tuesday to begin presenting their defence but journalists were barred from reporting trial proceedings.

Myanmar asks for 'time and space' to solve Rohingya crisis

Singapore - Myanmar's deputy defence chief on Monday urged the world to give his government "time and space" to solve a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority amid concerns jihadists could exploit the situation.

Myanmar faces barrage of criticism over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's leadership was fending off a barrage of criticism on Friday over the Rohingya crisis, which a UN rights official said was destroying hope for the country's first elected government in a generation.
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