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Myanmar floods kill two, displace tens of thousands


YANGON Flooding across large parts of Myanmar has displaced more than 100,000 people, causing two deaths, while dramatic riverbank erosion has washed away a Buddhist pagoda, officials, residents and state media said on Monday.


U.N envoy complains of state surveillance, access restrictions in Myanmar 22 Jul 2017

YANGON Activists and journalists in newly democratic Myanmar continue to be followed and questioned by state surveillance agents, a U.N. envoy said on Friday, at the conclusion of a visit she said was beset by official snooping and access restrictions.

Exclusive - U.S. presses Myanmar to cease military ties with North Korea 21 Jul 2017

WASHINGTON Myanmar's military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is pressing for a complete break-off of remaining links, current and former U.S. officials said.


Myanmar sees insurgents behind Rohingya killings in northwest 20 Jul 2017

MAUNG HNA MA, Myanmar In the middle of the night on July 4, more than a dozen masked men, dressed head-to-toe in black, surrounded Abdu Sulwon's home in northwestern Myanmar. His widow says that was the last time she saw him alive.

Rohingya man accused of Myanmar insurgent ties bailed in Bangladesh 18 Jul 2017

DHAKA Bangladesh's interior minister said a Rohingya Muslim man the country's police arrested late last year, for suspected links with an insurgent group that attacked Myanmar security forces, has been bailed and is living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Myanmar journalists decry military's role in their detention 18 Jul 2017

YANGON Three journalists jailed in Myanmar after contacting ethnic minority rebels questioned on Tuesday the role of the military in their detention and trial, as they made an unannounced court appearance.


U.N. probe 'can only aggravate' Rakhine tension, Myanmar tells diplomats 18 Jul 2017

YANGON Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's security adviser told diplomats on Tuesday that a U.N. mission looking into allegations of rape, torture and killings of Rohingya Muslims would only "aggravate" troubles in the western state of Rakhine.


Myanmar insists no North Korea links as U.S. envoy visits 17 Jul 2017

YANGON Myanmar has no military ties with North Korea, a Myanmar official said on Monday, as a U.S. diplomat responsible for North Korea arrived for talks in which he was likely to seek assurances on efforts to isolate it.

Myanmar escorts media to conflict-torn region, vows 'no restrictions' 12 Jul 2017

SITTWE, Myanmar Myanmar pledged on Wednesday "no restrictions" on journalists visiting the troubled state of Rakhine this week, in the first official trip to include foreign reporters to mostly Rohingya Muslim villages affected by violence since October.


U.S. urges Myanmar to allow U.N. inquiry into crimes against Rohingya 10 Jul 2017

UNITED NATIONS The United States on Monday called on Myanmar to allow a United Nations fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Images from Myanmar

A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

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