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China's Xi vows 'new era' of Myanmar ties after red carpet welcome

Nay Pyi Taw - Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to usher in a "new era" of ties with Myanmar after a red carpet welcome Friday on a state visit aimed at buttressing the embattled government of Aung San Suu Kyi and driving through multi-billion-dollar infrastructure...

China's Xi arrives in Myanmar on billion-dollar charm offensive

Nay Pyi Taw - Chinese President Xi Jinping touched down in Myanmar's capital Friday on a state visit aimed at buttressing the embattled government of Aung San Suu Kyi and driving through multi-billion-dollar infrastructure deals.

ICJ to rule next week on urgent measures in Rohingya genocide case

Den Haag - The UN's top court said Wednesday it will deliver its decision next week on whether emergency measures should be imposed on Myanmar over alleged genocide against its Rohingya Muslims.

China's Xi visits Myanmar to drive home Belt and Road plan

China's President Xi Jinping arrives in Myanmar this week to nail down multi-billion-dollar infrastructure deals in a country abandoned by many in the West appalled at the "genocide" of Rohingya Muslims on leader Aung San Suu Kyi's watch.

Myanmar sends nearly 200 Rohingya captured at sea to Rakhine camps

Akyab - Nearly 200 Rohingya Muslims arrested at sea last month by Myanmar's navy after a voyage of hundreds of kilometres have been sent back to Rakhine state, officials said Monday.

UN ups 2020 budget, includes funds for war crimes probes

New York - The United Nations General Assembly on Friday adopted a $3.07 billion operating budget which for the first time includes funding for the investigation of war crimes in Syria and Myanmar.The budget represents a slight increase from 2019's figure of $2.

Aung San Suu Kyi party official killed in Myanmar's Rakhine

Yangon - An official from Aung San Suu Kyi's political party was killed in Rakhine state after planning a show of support for the leader's defence of Myanmar against genocide allegations at The Hague, a spokesman said Thursday.

Myanmar child nuns dream of conflict-free lives

Teenager Dhama Theingi dreams of becoming an engineer and playing football, but for now she must rise for dawn prayers before pounding Yangon's streets to collect alms as one of Myanmar's growing number of child nuns seeking refuge from conflict.

Suu Kyi criticised for 'silence' over Myanmar genocide claims

Den Haag - The Gambia condemned Aung San Suu Kyi's "silence" over the plight of Rohingya Muslims on Thursday after the Nobel Peace Prize laureate defended Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN's top court.

Suu Kyi slammed for 'silence' over Myanmar genocide claims

Den Haag - The Gambia hit out Thursday at Aung San Suu Kyi's "silence" over the plight of Rohingya Muslims after the Nobel peace laureate defended Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN's top court.

95 Rohingya in Myanmar face jail as Hague hears 'genocide' case

Pathein - Nearly 100 Rohingya appeared in a Myanmar court Wednesday after being arrested for trying to flee persecution, their lawyer said, as leader Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the UN's top court to deny allegations of a genocidal campaign against the ethnic min...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at top UN court

Den Haag - Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi rejected allegations of genocide against Myanmar in the UN's top court Wednesday, despite admitting the army may have used excessive force against Rohingya Muslims.

Rohingya call for Myanmar's Suu Kyi to acknowledge atrocities

From squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh, Rohingya who fled a brutal Myanmar military crackdown are calling on Aung San Suu Kyi to acknowledge the mass atrocities as she defends her country against genocide charges at the UN's top court.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi told to 'stop the genocide' in UN court showdown

Den Haag - Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi faced calls for Myanmar to "stop the genocide" of Rohingya Muslims as she personally led her country's defence at the UN's top court on Tuesday.

High stakes: Myanmar's Lady gambles image in Rohingya genocide lawsuit

From democracy champion to defending Myanmar against genocide charges, the shock decision by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to face the UN's top court risks further damaging her image overseas and deepening the siege mentality at home.

Suu Kyi set to make history in Hague genocide case

Den Haag - Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is set to make legal history when she defends Myanmar in The Hague this week against charges of genocide targeting the Buddhist state's minority Rohingya Muslims.

Thousands in Myanmar rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date

Nay Pyi Taw - Thousands rallied in support of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar Saturday, on the eve of her departure for the UN's top court to defend Myanmar against charges of genocide against Rohingya Muslims.

Suu Kyi fans join VIP tours for Rohingya genocide trial

Ardent fans of Aung San Suu Kyi are snapping up spots on $2,000 tours to The Hague, in a display of moral support as Myanmar faces charges of genocide over the Rohingya crisis at the UN's top court in December.

Military, government 'cooperating' over Suu Kyi going to ICJ

Both Myanmar's military and its civilian government are behind the decision for Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to defend her country against allegations of genocide at the UN's top court, an army spokesman said Thursday.

Myanmar town offers glimmer of hope for Muslims enduring 'apartheid'

Akyab - Htoo Maung sits down to lunch, sharing a bowl of traditional noodle soup with old friends, an ordinary act that has become extraordinary in Myanmar's Rakhine state -- because he is Muslim, and they are Buddhist.

Aung San Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar defence against ICJ case

Myanmar's civilian leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will head up a delegation to the UN’s top court to defend a case accusing the mainly Buddhist country of genocide against Rohingya Muslims, the government said Wednesday, a decision ...

Myanmar artists given second jail term for insulting military

A group of Myanmar satirists on Monday racked up a second prison sentence for a performance that criticised the military, a decision the artists said showed the judges were "puppets" of the military.

ICC approves probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a full investigation into Myanmar's alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as the southeast Asian nation faced mounting legal pressure worldwide over their fate.

ICC authorises probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a long-awaited full investigation into Myanmar's alleged abuse of Rohingya Muslims, including crimes against humanity and persecution.

The fight for justice over Myanmar's Rohingya 'genocide'

Myanmar is facing a barrage of legal challenges from all over the world in an attempt to hold it accountable over the alleged genocide against its Rohingya Muslim population.

Aung San Suu Kyi named in Argentine lawsuit over crimes against Rohingya

Buenos Aires - Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named Wednesday in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time the Nobel Laureate has been legally targeted over the crisis.

Fear stoked by Chinese-funded port and SEZ in Myanmar's Rakhine

Akyab - Aung Gyi is forced to fish covertly under the shroud of night in western Myanmar waters as China bids to transform the strategically key region into a shipping and industrial hub, squeezing out locals who fear being left behind in the gold rush.

Myanmar faces genocide lawsuit at top UN court

Den Haag - Myanmar faced accusations of genocide in a landmark lawsuit filed by Gambia at the UN's top court on Monday over the Southeast Asian nation's treatment of Rohingya Muslims, Gambia's government said.

Indian worker dies in Myanmar rebel operation

Yangon - An Indian construction worker died while being taken hostage with several compatriots by insurgents in Myanmar's conflict-scarred Rakhine state, rebels and the government said Monday.

Bangladesh Rohingya island relocation 'uncertain' after UN doubts

Dhaka - Bangladesh said Sunday plans to relocate thousands of Rohingya living in overcrowded refugee camps to a remote island were "uncertain" after authorities failed to gain support from UN agencies.
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Bago ci outlined with a red box to show the location where the Jerdon's Babbler was last seen in 1941.
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Jerdon's Babbler, rediscovered after the bird was thought to be extinct since 1941.
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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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View from Golden Hill Towers, Yangon Myanmar
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Myanmar President Thein Sein delivers his speech to the media during his visit at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila
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Myanmar performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting at the Myanmar International Convention Center (MICC) in Naypyidaw on August 8, 2014
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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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Dawn at the valley of Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
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The tragedy of the Muslim Rohingya boat people continues
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The spread of artemisinin resistant malaria parasites is becoming a great concern in Myanmar,
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The Asian Elephant is quickly disappearing from the jungles of Myanmar.
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