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Bangladesh ready to repatriate 3,500 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Cox's Bazar - Some 3,500 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been cleared to return home to Myanmar beginning this week, a top official said Monday, nearly two years after a military crackdown sparked their exodus.

Bangladesh eyes new Rohingya repatriation attempt next week

Dhaka - Bangladesh and Myanmar are considering a fresh attempt next week to repatriate a few of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a military crackdown two years ago, Dhaka officials said Friday.

At least 14 dead in unprecedented rebel attack on Myanmar military town

Pyin Oo Lwin - At least 14 people have been killed in ongoing fighting Thursday between Myanmar's military and rebels who mounted a series of attacks, including an unprecedented strike on an army academy, apparently in retaliation for massive drug seizures.

Myanmar battles rising floodwaters after landslide kills 52

Mawlamyine - Myanmar troops and emergency responders scrambled to provide aid in flood-hit parts of the country Sunday after rising waters forced residents to flee by boat and a landslide killed at least 52 people.

Myanmar troops help flood rescue after landslide kills 51

Mawlamyine - Myanmar troops deployed to flood-hit parts of the country on Sunday to help with relief efforts after rising waters left thousands stranded and the death toll from a landslide jumped to 51.

Myanmar floods force tens of thousands from homes

Ukhrul - Raging floods across Myanmar have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks, officials said Thursday, as monsoon rains pummel the nation.

Myanmar 'categorically rejects' UN report on army business empire

Myanmar hit back Tuesday at a report by UN investigators calling for tougher sanctions against the country's powerful military to squeeze its business empire, accusing the probe of trying to harm the country.

Drug lab raids in Myanmar's meth capital met with artillery fire

Raids on jungle drug labs have been met with heavy artillery fire, Myanmar narcotics police said Thursday, in an area riddled with armed groups accused of pumping out much of the world's methamphetamine.

Myanmar delegation holds repatriation talks with Rohingya in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - A top-level Myanmar government delegation began repatriation talks with Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp on Saturday, an official said, with many of the Muslim minority fearing for their safety if they return home.

US ban on Myanmar army chief not enough, says UN

Kuala Lumpur - A US travel ban on Myanmar's army chief and three other top officers for their role in orchestrating a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims does not go far enough, a UN rights investigator said Thursday.

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.

US bans Myanmar army chief over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

Washington - The United States on Tuesday banned visits by Myanmar's army chief and three other top officers due to their role in the "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya minority, urging accountability for their brutal campaign.

US bans Myanmar army chief over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

Washington - The United States on Tuesday banned visits by Myanmar's army chief and three other top officers due to their role in the "ethnic cleaning" of the Rohingya minority, urging accountability for their brutal campaign.

Singapore detains Myanmar nationals accused of rebel links

Fpo - Singapore has detained several Myanmar nationals accused of organising support for a rebel group locked in fierce fighting with the military in their country's troubled Rakhine state, authorities said.

Dozens of boat people found stranded in Myanmar's Rakhine: official

More than 60 people were found stranded near a boat in Myanmar's Rakhine state, an official said Monday, as a trafficking route for persecuted Rohingya Muslims appears open for business despite a crackdown.

One killed, thousands displaced in Rohingya camp landslides

Dhaka - Monsoon-triggered landslides in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh have killed one person and left more than 4,500 homeless, aid officials said Sunday.

Thousands protest in Myanmar over toddler rape case

Thousands of protesters marched in Yangon Saturday as outrage over the rape of a two-year-old spilled onto the streets following a viral online campaign in a case that has left Myanmar society reeling.

Man dies after alleged custody abuse in Myanmar's Rakhine

A detainee in Myanmar's Rakhine state died from injuries allegedly sustained in custody, his family said, as the army wages war against rebels in the same area which saw the 2017 mass expulsion of Rohingya Muslims.

ICC prosecutor seeks full Myanmar atrocities probe

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor wants to open a full investigation into Myanmar's alleged crimes against Rohingya Muslims, including killings and forced deportations, the court said Wednesday.

Malaysia calls for 'justice' and citizenship for Rohingya Muslims

Bangkok - Malaysia on Saturday said the perpetrators of violence against Myanmar's Rohingya minority must "be brought to justice", in sharp comments delivered at a normally tame regional summit.

ASEAN leaders told to get serious on Rohingya issue

Bangkok - Southeast Asian leaders must use an upcoming summit to hold unvarnished talks on Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya, rights groups urged Wednesday, after a report by the bloc was pilloried for whitewashing the persecution of the Muslim minority.

UN gives Myanmar aid cut warning over Rohingya camp closures

The UN has warned it will pare back aid to thousands of Rohingya Muslims left destitute as Myanmar's government closes camps in Rakhine state, over fears its continued support "risks entrenching segregation".

Myanmar's hardline monks rail against Rohingya and Suu Kyi

Ultra-nationalist monks in Myanmar accepted a cash donation from the military on Monday while condemning Aung San Suu Kyi and her government for allowing Rohingya Muslims to enter the country "illegally".

Bangladesh PM attacks Myanmar over Rohingya deadlock

Dhaka - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has slammed Myanmar for delays in the repatriation of Rohingya refugees who fled violence in the neighbouring country.

Outcry as ASEAN predicts 'smooth' Rohingya return to Myanmar

An ASEAN report predicting half a million Rohingya refugees will return to Myanmar in two years has left observers incredulous for glossing over army atrocities, ignoring an ongoing civil war in Rakhine state and failing to mention the persecuted Musli...

Myanmar, Hungary see migration as 'greatest challenge'

Budapest - Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban both view migration as "one of the greatest challenges" currently facing their countries and Europe and South East Asia in general, the government in Budapest said on ...

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.

Amnesty accuses Myanmar military of fresh 'war crimes' in Rakhine

Myanmar's military is guilty of committing new "war crimes", extrajudicial killings and torture in its fight against ethnic Rakhine rebels, Amnesty International said Wednesday.
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A supporter of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi looks at her her portrait at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters, in Yangon on June 19, 2014
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Jerdon's Babbler, rediscovered after the bird was thought to be extinct since 1941.
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The Asian Elephant is quickly disappearing from the jungles of Myanmar.
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The tragedy of the Muslim Rohingya boat people continues
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Dawn at the valley of Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
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View from Golden Hill Towers, Yangon Myanmar
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The spread of artemisinin resistant malaria parasites is becoming a great concern in Myanmar,
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Heho airport in Burma
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Buddhist monks welcoming Muslims refugee
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Local clinic trating malaria patients.
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Myanmar's major agricultural product is rice, which covers about 60% of the country's total cultivated land area
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