(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 ...

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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. ...

Myanmar cancels Burmese New Year Festival, tightens travel from outbreak zones (but not China)

Myanmar cancels Burmese New Year Festival, tightens travel from outbreak zones (but not China)

Update: The government on Sunday ordered that anyone who has been to France, Germany, Iran, Italy, or Spain within the past two weeks must submit to 14 days of quarantine at...

Thingyan canceled? Yangon mulls calling it off as 3 die with COVID19-like symptoms

Thingyan canceled? Yangon mulls calling it off as 3 die with COVID19-like symptoms

Yangon’s government is considering whether to cancel the annual water festival due to concerns about spread of the coronavirus after three suspected fatalities. While the city...

Photos from Thursday night’s Yangon blaze

Photos from Thursday night’s Yangon blaze

Dozens of firefighters and trucks battled a Yangon blaze last night in Kyauktada Township. Myanmar Fire Services Department says they responded at about 6:30pm to the 37th Street...

‘Everyone will die:’ Protesters demand Myanmar lock down border

‘Everyone will die:’ Protesters demand Myanmar lock down border

Hundreds of residents near the border with China took to the streets yesterday to demand tougher health measures as doubts persist about Myanmar’s immunity to COVID-19. Concerns...


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