(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 ...

Military silent after vowing action against soldiers who filmed boat beating

Military silent after vowing action against soldiers who filmed boat beating

A week after the Burmese military said it would investigate five of its soldiers caught beating a group of Rakhine civilians on a boat, no progress has been cited in the case. The...

Angry Buddhist mob swarms Meiktila monastery after man ‘insults’ religion on Facebook (Video)

Angry Buddhist mob swarms Meiktila monastery after man ‘insults’ religion on Facebook (Video)

Scuffles broke out outside a monastery where hardline Buddhists yesterday gathered to seek mob justice against a man whose sharp-tongued criticism was deemed an insult to the...

Make a cool, safe mask at home and win ‘prizes’ from Aung San Suu Kyi

Make a cool, safe mask at home and win ‘prizes’ from Aung San Suu Kyi

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday called on people to make cloth masks at home and enter them in a competition. Announcing the competition via Facebook, Suu Kyi said...

US joins ceasefire push after WHO driver transporting COVID samples caught in crossfire

US joins ceasefire push after WHO driver transporting COVID samples caught in crossfire

Attacks continued yesterday in Myanmar as the United States echoed calls for a ceasefire after a man driving COVID-19 samples in a U.N. vehicle was killed earlier this week in...

Happy New Fear: Yangon told to stay home 9 days over holiday

Happy New Fear: Yangon told to stay home 9 days over holiday

Yangon residents were told not to leave their homes except for food or necessary health care to reduce the spread of COVID-19 infections during the holidays. While a regional...

We’re removing our paywall for coronavirus coverage

We’re removing our paywall for coronavirus coverage

The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread globally, inflicting severe damage on people and economies.

Street artist charged with blasphemy for COVID-19 mural

Street artist charged with blasphemy for COVID-19 mural

A group of artists trying to raise awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic have been charged with blasphemy and subjected to online vitriol from Buddhist hardliners after posting...

Myanmar charges journalist with terrorism for interviewing rebel group

Myanmar charges journalist with terrorism for interviewing rebel group

The chief editor of a Mandalay-based news organization is now behind bars and faces life in prison for interviewing a rebel leader. Nay Myo Lin was detained Monday by undercover...

Elderly Yangon man is Myanmar’s first reported COVID-19 death

Elderly Yangon man is Myanmar’s first reported COVID-19 death

Disease control officials this morning confirmed the first known death due to COVID-19 in Myanmar. The 69-year-old man, who had nose cancer, died at 7:25am at Waibargi Hospital,...

Myanmar reports COVID-19 infections for first time

Myanmar reports COVID-19 infections for first time

Myanmar reported for the first time last night coronavirus infections in two Burmese nationals, three months after the virus became a household name throughout the region. ...


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