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Myanmar judge extends sentences for poets jailed for mocking military

18 Nov 2019

YANGON A Myanmar judge on Monday extended the sentences of a troupe of satirical performers jailed for mocking the military, in a case that has raised new concern about freedom of expression.

Burmese medic killed in Syria felt duty to serve others, widow says

05 Nov 2019

YANGON A Burmese combat medic and cameraman killed in Syria on Sunday travelled there out of a sense of duty to serve others, his friends and family said, days after the 39-year-old was fatally struck by shrapnel from a mortar shell.

Myanmar ethnic rebels release Indians held in Rakhine after one dies

04 Nov 2019

YANGON Ethnic rebels in Myanmar have detained and interrogated a lawmaker and several Indian nationals, one of whom died, the rebels said on Monday, in the latest escalation of violence in the restive western state of Rakhine.

Myanmar partially lifts internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine, Chin states

01 Sep 2019

YANGON Myanmar has partially lifted a months-long internet shutdown in two western states where government troops are battling ethnic insurgents, a leading telecoms operator said on Sunday, amid peace talks seeking to end the fighting.

Myanmar army says to punish soldiers in Rohingya atrocities probe

01 Sep 2019

YANGON Myanmar's army will court-martial soldiers after a new finding in an inquiry into atrocities in Rakhine state, from which more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled a 2017 army-led campaign the United Nations says was executed with "genocidal intent".

Myanmar army sues religious leader who told Trump the military 'tortured' Christians

29 Aug 2019

YANGON A Myanmar religious leader is facing a legal complaint from an army officer after telling U.S President Donald Trump the military was oppressing and torturing Christians in the Buddhist-majority country, he and a court official told Reuters.

Myanmar jails filmmaker for Facebook posts critical of military

29 Aug 2019

YANGON A Myanmar court on Thursday sentenced a prominent filmmaker to one year in prison with hard labour for Facebook posts that criticised the military.

'Everything is gone': Dozens dead, missing after Myanmar landslide

10 Aug 2019

THAPHYU KONE VILLAGE, Myanmar Rescue workers pulled bodies from the rubble of homes in a village in Myanmar on Saturday where a landslide a day earlier killed at least 32 people, with dozens still missing.

Police among 18 feared killed in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

28 Jul 2019

YANGON A landslide at a Myanmar jade mine killed 14 people including at least one policemen in the early hours of Sunday as earth and mud engulfed a guard post, and four people were missing and feared dead, police said.

'Lives are cheap': Grief, anger as landslide rocks Myanmar's jade hills

17 May 2019

HPAKANT, Myanmar/YANGON When Brang Aung left home in early April, his wife pleaded for him to stay for their newborn son's naming ceremony, just a few weeks later.

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