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Muslim nations to heap pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya

Kuala Lumpur - The world's main pan-Islamic body is expected to pile pressure on Myanmar over a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims when it meets for a special session in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Muslim nations to heap pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya

Kuala Lumpur - The world's main pan-Islamic body is expected to pile pressure on Myanmar over a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims when it meets for a special session in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Muslim nations to heap pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya

Kuala Lumpur - The world's main pan-Islamic body is expected to pile pressure on Myanmar over a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims when it meets for a special session in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Thousands flee fighting on Myanmar's border with China

Yangon - Thousands of people fled heavy fighting on Myanmar's northern border with China overnight, activists said Wednesday, as the government blocked a senior UN official from visiting the area.

Thousands flee fighting on Myanmar's border with China

Yangon - Thousands of people fled heavy fighting on Myanmar's northern border with China overnight, activists said Wednesday, as the government blocked a senior UN official from visiting the area.

Thousands flee fighting on Myanmar's border with China

Yangon - Thousands of people fled heavy fighting on Myanmar's northern border with China overnight, activists said Wednesday, as the government blocked a senior UN official from visiting the area.

Buddhist hardliners stop Myanmar Muslim ceremony

Yangon - Hardline Buddhist nationalists stopped a Muslim religious ceremony in Yangon on Sunday, witnesses and organisers said, as Islamophobic tensions boil over amid a bloody military campaign against Rohingya in northern Rakhine state.

UN rights envoy to probe Myanmar Rohingya violence

The United Nations on Friday said its human rights envoy for Myanmar will probe escalating violence in the country, including a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, when she visits next week.

Myanmar commission plays down abuse against Rohingya

A commission probing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Wednesday denied security forces have carried out a genocidal campaign against the Rohingya, days after a video emerged showing police beating civilians from the Muslim minority.

Scratching a living in Myanmar's storied 'land of rubies'

- Every week Aye Min Htun prays he will find the ruby that changes his life, one of thousands of people scratching a living in Myanmar's mines set to gain little from the end of US sanctions on the military-dominated industry.

Myanmar detains police over Rohingya abuse video

Yangon - Myanmar's government on Monday said it has detained several police officers over a video apparently showing Rohingya civilians being beaten, a rare admission that authorities may have carried out abuses against the Muslim minority.

50,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar: government

Dhaka - Some 50,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar, the foreign ministry in Dhaka said Thursday, seeking shelter from a bloody crackdown by the army.

Myanmar men may face jail for not marrying pregnant women

Yangon - Myanmar's government is drafting a law that could see men jailed for up to seven years for getting a woman pregnant but not marrying her, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Muslim man found dead after speaking to media in restive Myanmar state

The headless body of a Muslim villager has been found days after he spoke to reporters on a rare government-guided media tour of restive northern Rakhine State, Myanmar police said on Friday.

Myanmar farmers reap rewards from 3D printing

Yangon - Whizzing across a blue-lit platform with a whirr and a squeak, liquid plastic emanating from its chrome tip, the 3D printer seems a far cry from the muddy, crop-filled fields that fringe Yangon.

Myanmar faces pressure over Rohingya crisis

Malaysia's top diplomat turned the screws on Aung San Suu Kyi at emergency talks in Myanmar on Monday, warning that an army crackdown on the Rohingya minority could spark a regional migrant crisis.

Myanmar faces pressure over Rohingya crisis

Malaysia's top diplomat turned the screws on Aung San Suu Kyi at emergency talks in Myanmar on Monday, warning that an army crackdown on the Rohingya minority could spark a regional migrant crisis.

Myanmar faces pressure over Rohingya crisis

Malaysia's top diplomat turned the screws on Aung San Suu Kyi at emergency talks in Myanmar on Monday, warning that an army crackdown on the Rohingya minority could spark a regional migrant crisis.

'It's like freedom': Myanmar heavy metal crashes into the open

Yangon - Moshing and sweating, the crowd of headbangers scream their angst into the sultry Yangon night, a rare glimpse of a defiant musical subculture now crashing into the open -- though sex, drugs and religion remain off the song sheet.

UN calls on Myanmar's Suu Kyi to visit crisis-hit Rakhine

Yangon - The UN has urged Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit the north of Rakhine state, where the army is accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority.

21,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar: IOM

Dhaka - Around 21,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks to escape violence in neighbouring Myanmar, an official of the International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday.

21,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar: IOM

Dhaka - Around 21,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks to escape violence in neighbouring Myanmar, an official of the International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday.

21,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar: IOM

Dhaka - Around 21,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks to escape violence in neighbouring Myanmar, an official of the International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday.

Dozens of Rohingya missing as boat sinks near Bangladesh

Dhaka - Dozens are missing and feared drowned after a boat packed with Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar and trying to reach Bangladesh sank in a border river Monday, reports and a Bangladeshi fisherman said.

Dozens of Rohingya missing as boat sinks near Bangladesh

Dhaka - Dozens are missing and feared drowned after a boat packed with Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar and trying to reach Bangladesh sank in a border river Monday, reports and a Bangladeshi fisherman said.

Dozens of Rohingya missing as boat sinks near Bangladesh

Dhaka - Dozens are missing and feared drowned after a boat packed with Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar and trying to reach Bangladesh sank in a border river Monday, reports and a Bangladeshi fisherman said.

At least 10,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

Dhaka - At least 10,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in recent weeks after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Myanmar Rohingya abuse may be 'crimes against humanity': UN

Yangon - Myanmar's Rohingya may be victims of crimes against humanity, the UN's rights agency said Tuesday, as former UN chief Kofi Annan arrived in the country for a visit that will include a trip to northern Rakhine.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi delays Indonesia trip amid Rohingya crisis

Yangon - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday postponed a visit to Indonesia after protests there over her country's bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims and a thwarted plot to attack its Jakarta embassy.

Militants were planning embassy attack: Indonesian police

Jakarta - Indonesian police arrested a third Islamic State-linked militant Sunday accused of plotting to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, as anger grows at a violent military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
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