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New UN envoy to travel to Myanmar next month

New York - The new United Nations envoy for Myanmar will pay a first visit to Naypyidaw next month for talks on the Rohingya refugee crisis, UN sources said Wednesday.

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.

Kachin civilians flee Myanmar's 'forgotten war'

Miao - Seng Moon grabbed her day-old baby and fled into the thick jungle, joining thousands of villagers escaping fighting between ethnic Kachin rebels and Myanmar's army, now reinforced by a unit notorious for its brutal "clearance" operations.

Kachin civilians flee Myanmar's 'forgotten war'

Miao - Seng Moon grabbed her day-old baby and fled into the thick jungle, joining thousands of villagers escaping fighting between ethnic Kachin rebels and Myanmar's army, now reinforced by a unit notorious for its brutal "clearance" operations.

Nine months on, the search for Rohingya babies born of rape

Cox's Bazar - Aid workers are scouring the world's largest refugee camp for pregnant Rohingya rape victims, with a rush of births anticipated nine months after Myanmar forces unleashed "a frenzy of sexual violence" against women and girls from the Muslim minority.

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

Yingjiang - At least 19 people were killed Saturday in northern Myanmar when ethnic rebels attacked security force posts and a casino in an area bordering China, the most deadly flare-up in recent years that undercuts government efforts to win peace in the trouble...

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...

Meth trade forges unlikely link between Rohingya and Myanmar soldiers

Cox's Bazar - Huge quantities of meth are seeding unrest inside Bangladesh's refugee camps, as jobless Rohingya turn drug runners for a criminal chain that stretches back to Myanmar -- and the soldiers who drove them out.

17 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar has killed 17 people, local authorities said Friday, the latest disaster to hit the murky multi-billion dollar industry.

Myanmar judge says policeman's 'entrapment' testimony stands

A Myanmar court ruled Wednesday that crucial testimony from a whistleblowing policeman in the case against two Reuters journalists is credible, a decision seen as a "ray of light" by the defence.

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.

UN council visits Myanmar as it eyes action on Rohingya crisis

New York - The UN Security Council will pay a visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar beginning Saturday as it weighs next steps to address one of the world's worst refugee crises, stemming from the forced exodus of Muslim Rohingya.

UN team to visit Myanmar's Rakhine next week: official

Cox's Bazar - A United Nations Security Council delegation which wants to see first-hand the impact of the Rohingya refugee crisis will arrive in Myanmar on Monday and visit Rakhine state, a senior government official said.

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.

Dozens of Rohingya come ashore in Indonesia

Banda Aceh - About 80 Rohingya in a wooden boat arrived in Indonesia Friday, officials said, the latest batch of the vulnerable minority to come ashore in the world's biggest Muslim majority nation.

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.

Myanmar pardons 8,500 prisoners in holiday amnesty

Yangon - Myanmar's president on Tuesday announced pardons for more than 8,500 prisoners, including three dozen jailed in political cases, as part of an annual amnesty marking the country's traditional new year.

Flawed return deal offers no way back for Rohingya refugees

Cox's Bazar - Bungling, distortion and diplomatic doublespeak have hollowed out the deal to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar, with refugees refusing to return to a homeland that remains perilously insecure.

Scepticism as Myanmar announces repatriation of first Rohingya family

Yangon - Myanmar's government said it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees, among 700,000 who fled a brutal crackdown, but the move was slammed by rights groups as a publicity stunt which ignored warnings over the security of returnees.

Despite UN warnings, Myanmar vows early Rohingya return

Dhaka - Rohingya refugees will be allowed to return to Myanmar "as soon as possible", a minister said, despite a stillborn repatriation process and UN warnings that the safety of returnees could not be guaranteed.

Angry Myanmar activists grab Zuckerberg's attention on hate speech

Yangon - A whoop of disbelief erupted in the small office used by anti-hate speech activists in Myanmar when they spotted the name that had dropped into their email inbox: Mark Zuckerberg.

Myanmar court refuses to drop case against Reuters journalists

Yangon - A Myanmar court on Wednesday rejected a motion to drop a case against two Reuters journalists arrested while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, even as seven soldiers were given lengthy sentences for their role in the killings.

7 Myanmar soldiers sentenced to 10 years over Rohingya killings: army

Yangon - Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to jail with hard labour for their part in the extrajudicial killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men last year, according to a Facebook post by the army chief late on Tuesday.

7 Myanmar soldiers sentenced to 10 years over Rohingya killings: army

Yangon - Seven soldiers in Myanmar were sentenced for their part in the extrajudicial killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men, according to a Facebook post by the army chief late on Tuesday.
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