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Frenchman arrested for flying drone appears in Myanmar court

Nay Pyi Taw - A French tourist facing up to three years in prison for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament was remanded in custody Friday after a first court appearance.

Frenchman arrested for flying drone appears in Myanmar court

Nay Pyi Taw - A French tourist facing up to three years in prison for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament was remanded in custody Friday after a first court appearance.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi courts investment for strife-torn Rakhine state

Pyay - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi touted Rakhine state's "untapped" economic potential to investors Friday, but glossed over violence that has scorched the area -- most recently claiming the life of an 18-year-old civilian.

Nine countries at UN seek to override China to raise Myanmar

New York - The United States, France, Britain and six other countries on the UN Security Council have called for a meeting on Myanmar that is expected to face opposition from China, diplomats said Wednesday.

Ruthless meth networks get ill-prepared Myanmar hooked

Ruili - Mobs of stick-wielding church-goers in Myanmar's northeast used to descend on dealers and addicts in a desperate effort to save their communities from a meth-induced health crisis sweeping the country.

Ruthless meth networks get ill-prepared Myanmar hooked

Ruili - Mobs of stick-wielding church-goers in Myanmar's northeast used to descend on dealers and addicts in a desperate effort to save their communities from a meth-induced health crisis sweeping the country.

Myanmar picks panel to reform army-scripted constitution

Myanmar set up a committee to discuss reforming the country's military-drafted constitution on Tuesday, pitting Aung San Suu Kyi's civilian government openly against the powerful armed forces for the first time over the incendiary issue.

Myanmar court sentences two to death for Muslim lawyer's murder

Yangon - Two people were sentenced to death by a Myanmar court Friday for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi advisor, after a drawn-out trial backlit by allegations of impunity with a main suspect still at large.

Jolie demands Myanmar 'commitment' to end anti-Rohingya violence

Cox's Bazar - Angelina Jolie said Tuesday that Myanmar must "show genuine commitment" to end violence that has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims into neighbouring Bangladesh.

Jailed Reuters reporters launch last appeal to Myanmar court

Lawyers for two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years in Myanmar on charges linked to their reporting of the Rohingya crisis lodged an appeal Friday with the Supreme Court -- a last chance of a reprieve through the legal system.

Muse: Myanmar's militia-run, billion-dollar gateway to China

- With tinted windows and their militia name emblazoned on the side of their Ford truck, "Pan Say" fighters cruise the sleazy streets of Muse, Myanmar's main gateway to China and awash with weapons and cash from casinos, drugs and sex.

Miss Ethnic Myanmar pageant belies minorities' woes

A "Miss Ethnic Myanmar" beauty pageant and a campfire dance with a buffalo skull on Tuesday brought an end to a festival celebrating the country's ethnic minorities, even as the military remains locked in conflict with many groups.

UN expert urges caution on Bangladesh's Rohingya island 'relocation' plan

Dhaka - Bangladesh must not "rush to relocate refugees" from the Rohingya Muslim minority, a top UN rights official said Friday, amid plans to move the community to an island vulnerable to extreme monsoon weather.

Myanmar delays UN refugee chief's visit

New York - Myanmar has postponed a planned visit by the UN refugee chief to Rakhine state following renewed fighting between security forces and insurgents, a spokesman said Monday.

Myanmar Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

Yangon - Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years while investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar had their appeal dismissed Friday, dismaying colleagues and tearful family members who had held slim hopes they would walk free.

Myanmar Reuters journalists' appeal decision due Friday: lawyer

Two Myanmar Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on the Rohingya crisis should find out Friday if their appeal against their seven-year sentence is successful, their lawyer said.

Dozens of Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh: officials

Dhaka - Dozens of Rohingya Muslims have crossed the border into Bangladesh from India in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as New Delhi faces censure for deporting the persecuted minority to Myanmar.

China must act to stem Myanmar's runaway meth trade: report

China should rein in the methamphetamine-producing militias under its influence in eastern Myanmar and stem the flow of precursor chemicals fuelling the multi-billion-dollar drug trade, a report Tuesday said.

Myanmar's Rakhine rebels attack police posts in pre-dawn raids

Ethnic Rakhine rebels carried out pre-dawn attacks on four police stations near the Bangladesh border in a strike confirmed Friday by both the rebel group and Myanmar's army, with the militants claiming to have killed seven and taken 14 "prisoners of w...

Thousands displaced as Myanmar army and Rakhine rebels clash

Weeks of fighting between ethnic Rakhine rebels and Myanmar's military has driven thousands of civilians from their homes, the UN said, as conflict intensifies in a state already ravaged by violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Myanmar Reuters journalists appeal seven-year sentence

Yangon - Lawyers lodged an appeal Monday to free two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on Myanmar's Rohingya crisis, decrying the sentence as a "mistake" that has already resulted in the pair being locked up for a year.

Myanmar army announces ceasefire against armed groups

Myanmar's military announced Friday it would suspend "all military movements" in the troubled northern and eastern regions for four months, an unprecedented step observers say could coax ethnic rebel groups into the country's fractious peace process.

Facebook kicks Myanmar military-linked pages off platform

Facebook has removed hundreds of pages and accounts in Myanmar with hidden links to the military, the platform said Wednesday, as the company scrambles to respond to criticism over failures to control hate speech and misinformation.

'Thumbs up' pics for Myanmar Reuters reporters as they mark year in jail

Yangon - Messages of solidarity poured in Wednesday from around the world on the one-year anniversary of the arrest of two Myanmar Reuters journalists who exposed a massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.

Myanmar and India strengthen ties in key state visit

Nay Pyi Taw - India inked science and tech deals with Myanmar on Tuesday, as well as pledging to train judges and build houses in crisis-hit Rakhine state, as Delhi cosies up to the strategically important Southeast Asian country.

Myanmar defends Twitter CEO blasted for 'tone deaf' tweets

Patriotic internet users in Myanmar have rushed to defend Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, whose tweets following a visit to the "beautiful" country drew global scorn for failing to mention the persecution of Rohingya Muslims.

Rohingya sent back to Myanmar camps hungry and in debt

Fleeing Rohingya Muslims sold ration books to help pay hundreds of dollars to traffickers in order to flee squalid Myanmar camps by boat, only to be stopped at sea and forced back destitute, the refugees told AFP on Friday.

Thousands of Myanmar women forced into marriage in China: study

Bangkok - Thousands of vulnerable women and girls from northern Myanmar are being trafficked to China and forced to marry, a study said Friday, offering a rare look at an issue that grips the conflict-hit borderlands.

Suu Kyi calls for peace in speech which avoids Rohingya crisis

Kathmandu - Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing international criticism over her country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, called Saturday for "a culture of peace" to end conflict between communities.

Suu Kyi to be stripped of freedom of Paris award: mayor's office

Paris - Paris city will strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary freedom of the French capital over her failure to speak out against a crackdown on Myanmar's Rohingya minority, a mayor's spokeswoman said Friday.
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