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Myanmar already protecting Rohingya, ruling party says after world court's order

24 Jan 2020

YANGON Myanmar has put in place measures to protect Rohingya Muslims, a spokesman for the ruling party said on Friday, shrugging off an order from the International Court of Justice a day earlier to stop genocidal acts against the ethnic minority.

As China’s Xi visits Myanmar, ethnic groups rue 'disrespectful' investment

17 Jan 2020

MYITKYINA, Myanmar The streets of Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw were festooned with banners celebrating 70 years of Myanmar-China relations ahead of the arrival of President Xi Jinping on Friday for his first visit to the Southeast Asian nation as China's leader.

China’s Xi to tie up Belt and Road deals in 'historic' Myanmar visit

16 Jan 2020

YANGON China's President Xi Jinping will visit Myanmar on Friday to ink massive infrastructure deals and extend influence in a neighbour whose ties with the West were frayed by accusations that it conducted genocidal policies against ethnic Rohingya Muslims.

In Myanmar park, crowds gather to support Suu Kyi in Rohingya genocide hearings

13 Dec 2019

YANGON Crowds have gathered for the past three evenings in a small park in downtown Myanmar's capital Yangon to hear accusations of genocide delivered thousands of miles away at the United Nation's top court in The Hague.

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.

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