(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 ...

Suu Kyi fans join VIP tours for Rohingya genocide trial

Suu Kyi fans join VIP tours for Rohingya genocide trial

Ardent fans of Aung San Suu Kyi are snapping up spots on $2,000 tours to The Hague, in a display of moral support as Myanmar faces charges of genocide over the Rohingya crisis at...

Landmine explodes, killing German tourist in Myanmar

Landmine explodes, killing German tourist in Myanmar

A German tourist was killed and an Argentine woman injured in a landmine explosion in Myanmar’s eastern Shan state, local police said Wednesday, days after the country was...

Riding high on Myanmar’s human-powered Ferris wheels

Riding high on Myanmar’s human-powered Ferris wheels

Aung careers toward the ground, hanging from one arm on the basket of one of Myanmar’s human-powered Ferris wheels, relying on gravity-defying agility and split-second...

Myanmar may have chemical weapons stockpile: US

Myanmar may have chemical weapons stockpile: US

Myanmar is in breach of a global convention banning chemical weapons and may have a stockpile left over from the 1980s, the United States said on Monday. The Southeast Asian...

22 Rohingya arrested after fleeing Myanmar camp by boat

22 Rohingya arrested after fleeing Myanmar camp by boat

Twenty-two Rohingya Muslims trying to escape one of Myanmar’s camps by boat were arrested after they were forced ashore by their leaking vessel, local police said Friday....

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...


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