Myanmar’s Hindu refugees mark festival in Bangladesh camp

Hindu refugees from Myanmar living in a camp in Bangladesh have been celebrating the festival of Durga Puja for the first time since fleeing violence in northern Rakhine state last year. More than 500 Hindus escaped their homes last August along with over 700,000 Rohingya Muslims as Myanmar’s army launched a brutal crackdown that the UN says amounted ...

Six dead in fire at Rohingya camp in Myanmar

Six dead in fire at Rohingya camp in Myanmar

Six Rohingya were killed early Friday after a blaze tore through an overcrowded camp for the persecuted minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the local fire service said....

UN Security Council to hear from UN fact-finding mission on Rohingya next week

UN Security Council to hear from UN fact-finding mission on Rohingya next week

The UN Security Council is scheduled to hear a briefing next week from the head of a UN fact-finding mission that has accused Myanmar’s military of atrocities against Muslim...

2 pilots, 1 child killed in military plane crashes

2 pilots, 1 child killed in military plane crashes

Two Tatmadaw F-7 fighter jets crashed in Minbu Township, Magway Region, this morning, killing two pilots and a 5th grade student on the ground. “Two military planes crashed, and...

Clinic for political prisoners seeks donations

Clinic for political prisoners seeks donations

The Hanthawaddy U Win Tin Foundation is seeking donations of funds and medicine to operate a free clinic for political prisoners and their families, executive committee member Tun...

Broken transmission line causes nationwide blackouts

Broken transmission line causes nationwide blackouts

Communities across Myanmar, including Yangon, Mandalay, and Naypyidaw, were hit by power blackouts this morning as a result of a broken high-voltage transmission line in the...

Military-linked party spokesman calls charges against journalists ‘undemocratic’

Military-linked party spokesman calls charges against journalists ‘undemocratic’

A spokesperson for the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), whose leaders are former military officers, told local media last week that the prosecution of three...

Former opium producers start exporting coffee to Europe

Former opium producers start exporting coffee to Europe

A cooperative of former poppy growers in southern Shan State exported their first shipment of coffee to the European market last week, marking a victory for efforts in Myanmar to...

Rohingya family makes rare return to Myanmar from Bangladesh

Rohingya family makes rare return to Myanmar from Bangladesh

A Rohingya family of five has returned to Myanmar from Bangladesh, sources said Thursday, a rare development while a large-scale repatriation deal remains stalled. More than...

NLD MP: ‘I fear we are returning to the age of the generals’

NLD MP: ‘I fear we are returning to the age of the generals’

When three Yangon journalists were arrested this week for publishing an article that criticized the Yangon Region chief minister Phyo Min Thein, one lawmaker from the chief...


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