(VIDEO) Widow of Inn Dinn massacre victim ‘very happy’ for Reuters journalists’ release

The widow of one of the 10 Rohingya men and boys massacred by Myanmar troops in September 2017 has issued a heartfelt thank you and congratulations to Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Reuters journalists jailed for exposing the massacre to the world. In a video posted online today, Rahmat Khatun, widow of ...

Huppert spurs on aspiring actresses at Myanmar film fest

Huppert spurs on aspiring actresses at Myanmar film fest

Award-winning French actress Isabelle Huppert urged Myanmar women wanting to make it in the world of cinema to go for it, as she added star power to Yangon’s MEMORY! film...

Int’l court approves probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

Int’l court approves probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

The International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a full investigation into Myanmar’s alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as the southeast Asian nation faces mounting...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

Djorkaeff and FIFA ‘invited’ to Myanmar by Aung San Suu Kyi

Djorkaeff and FIFA ‘invited’ to Myanmar by Aung San Suu Kyi

The director of the FIFA Foundation, Youri Djorkaeff, told AFP yesterday that he will visit Myanmar in the near future at the invitation of de facto head of state Aung San Suu...

Bangladesh Rohingya island relocation ‘uncertain’ after UN doubts

Bangladesh Rohingya island relocation ‘uncertain’ after UN doubts

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...

UN chief urges Myanmar to ensure ‘safe’ return of Rohingya

UN chief urges Myanmar to ensure ‘safe’ return of Rohingya

The UN chief on Sunday urged Myanmar to ensure the "safe" return of Rohingya refugees driven out by army operations, a plea made in front of Aung San Suu Kyi more than two years...

Nearly 400 Rohingya return to Myanmar from Bangladesh, embassy says

Nearly 400 Rohingya return to Myanmar from Bangladesh, embassy says

Around 400 Rohingya refugees have voluntarily returned to Myanmar from Bangladesh, Myanmar’s embassy there said Thursday, but with previous repatriation attempts having...

Number of hostages ‘killed’ as Rakhine rebels, Myanmar army clash

Number of hostages ‘killed’ as Rakhine rebels, Myanmar army clash

A number of hostages seized by ethnic Rakhine rebels in a raid on a ferry packed with scores of Myanmar security forces have been killed, the insurgents and army said late...

Myanmar rebels kidnap over 40 police, soldiers in Rakhine: army

Myanmar rebels kidnap over 40 police, soldiers in Rakhine: army

Ethnic Rakhine rebels took more than 40 police officers and soldiers hostage in a brazen raid on a ferry on Saturday, Myanmar’s military said, the latest flare-up in the...


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