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Myanmar government-appointed panel finds 'war crimes' but no 'genocide' against Rohingya

21 Jan 2020

YANGON/21 A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

China struggles in new diplomatic role, trying to return Rohingya to Myanmar

21 Jan 2020

YANGON In a muddy field in western Myanmar, hundreds of Chinese shipping containers fitted with single narrow windows stand in neat lines, empty of the refugees they were designed to host.

Myanmar govt-appointed panel finds no 'genocide' against Rohingya

20 Jan 2020

YANGON, Jan 20 A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

19 Jan 2020

YANGON Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused.

RPT-Facebook apologises after vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

18 Jan 2020

YANGON, Jan 18 Facebook Inc said on Saturday it was working to find out how Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appeared as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused and saying the problem had been fixed.

Facebook apologises after vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

18 Jan 2020

YANGON Facebook Inc said on Saturday it was working to find out how Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appeared as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused and saying the problem had been fixed.

Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road as Xi courts an isolated Suu Kyi

18 Jan 2020

NAYPYITAW China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbour increasingly isolated by the West. | Video

Myanmar president hails 'historic' visit as China's Xi arrives to fanfare

17 Jan 2020

YANGON Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into Myanmar on Friday for two days of talks to shore up massive infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation isolated by the West over its treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Fleeing Rohingya on trial in Myanmar for "illegal travel"

11 Dec 2019

PATHEIN, Myanmar Dozens of Rohingya Muslims appeared in a Myanmar court on Wednesday to face charges of travelling illegally after they were arrested while fleeing apartheid-like conditions in the country's Rakhine state.

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home

09 Dec 2019

YANGON Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi departed on Sunday for the U.N’s top court in The Hague to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim minority. | Video

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