(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 ...

600,000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’: UN

600,000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’: UN

Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a “serious risk of genocide,” UN investigators said Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from...

Two more Rohingya shot dead over Bangladesh politician’s murder

Two more Rohingya shot dead over Bangladesh politician’s murder

Two more Rohingya men were shot dead by officers Friday in a southern Bangladesh border town, police said, amid a clampdown on the refugees after the killing of a ruling party...

NASA pioneers malaria-predicting technology in Myanmar

NASA pioneers malaria-predicting technology in Myanmar

NASA is developing a new technique to forecast malaria outbreaks in Myanmar from space, as the emergence of new drug-resistant strains in Southeast Asia threatens efforts to...

Bangladesh university suspends student for being Rohingya

Bangladesh university suspends student for being Rohingya

A Bangladesh university has suspended a student for being Rohingya, officials said Sunday, as impatience with the refugees grows following a second failed attempt to repatriate...

Karen activist ‘Billy’ was burned and stuffed in oil drum: DSI

Karen activist ‘Billy’ was burned and stuffed in oil drum: DSI

Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen’s skull was broken and his body stuffed in an oil drum before being set on fire and thrown in a river, according to evidence laid out by...

Myanmar says holding court martial after Rohingya atrocities probe

Myanmar says holding court martial after Rohingya atrocities probe

Myanmar said its military was conducting a rare court martial following a probe into alleged mass graves in crisis-hit Rakhine state, two years after a bloody crackdown drove...

‘I expected what was coming’: Filmmaker jailed for 1 year after criticizing Myanmar military

‘I expected what was coming’: Filmmaker jailed for 1 year after criticizing Myanmar military

A Myanmar filmmaker was sentenced to a year in prison today for criticizing the military, as free expression advocates warned of “grave threats” to those who...

Final Judgment: Thai Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Myanmar men over Brit killings

Final Judgment: Thai Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Myanmar men over Brit killings

The final appeal of two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death for the murder of two British backpackers on a Thai holiday island was today rejected by Thailand’s...

Myanmar to join US-ASEAN maritime drills despite sanctions

Myanmar to join US-ASEAN maritime drills despite sanctions

Myanmar’s navy will join maritime drills with the US in Southeast Asia next week, a spokesman said today, in a rare show of military cooperation despite Washington slapping...

Armed with smartphones, Myanmar e-sports players battle power outages

Armed with smartphones, Myanmar e-sports players battle power outages

ESports star Myint was on the cusp of victory when the screens went dark in the Yangon cafe where he competes, costing him thousands of dollars in missed prize-money and denting...


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