(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 ...

Bangladesh eyes new Rohingya repatriation attempt next week

Bangladesh eyes new Rohingya repatriation attempt next week

Bangladesh and Myanmar are considering a fresh attempt next week to repatriate a few of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a military crackdown two years ago,...

Myanmar rebels carry out unprecedented attack on military academy

Myanmar rebels carry out unprecedented attack on military academy

Clashes erupted today between the Myanmar military and rebels following an unprecedented strike at an army academy near Mandalay that killed at least one, apparently in...

Gov’t body says gay university librarian who took own life ‘mentally weak,’ dismisses bullying claims

Gov’t body says gay university librarian who took own life ‘mentally weak,’ dismisses bullying claims

A probe into the death of a gay Myanmar man which cast a spotlight on the marginalized community concluded he was “mentally weak,” findings slammed Wednesday by his...

Myanmar troops help flood rescue after landslide kills 48

Myanmar troops help flood rescue after landslide kills 48

Myanmar troops deployed to flood-hit parts of the country on Sunday to help with relief efforts after the death toll from a deadly landslide jumped to 48.

Myanmar landslide kills 22, many more feared missing

Myanmar landslide kills 22, many more feared missing

At least 22 people were killed when a landslide triggered by monsoon rains struck a village in eastern Myanmar, as emergency workers continued the search Saturday for scores more...

Flooding forces tens of thousands to flee homes in Myanmar

Flooding forces tens of thousands to flee homes in Myanmar

Raging floods across Myanmar have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks, officials said Thursday, as monsoon rains pummel the nation. Aerial images...

Australian publisher jailed for 13 years in Myanmar over drugs

Australian publisher jailed for 13 years in Myanmar over drugs

A Myanmar court on Wednesday sentenced a veteran Australian media publisher to 13 years in jail after a police raid uncovered a stash of drugs at his home last year....

Myanmar ‘categorically rejects’ UN report on army business empire

Myanmar ‘categorically rejects’ UN report on army business empire

Myanmar yesterday hit back at a report by UN investigators that calls for tougher sanctions against the country’s powerful military to squeeze its business empire, accusing...

Myanmar army’s ‘business empire’ fuels atrocities: UN probe

Myanmar army’s ‘business empire’ fuels atrocities: UN probe

Tougher sanctions are needed against Myanmar’s wealthy and powerful military as its web of economic interests has generated a fortune that helps fund atrocities, UN...

Drug lab raids in Myanmar’s meth capital met with artillery fire

Drug lab raids in Myanmar’s meth capital met with artillery fire

Raids on jungle drug labs have been met with heavy artillery fire, Myanmar narcotics police said Thursday, in an area riddled with armed groups accused of pumping out much of...


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