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Rohingya still in Myanmar face 'threat of genocide': United Nations

16 Sep 2019

YANGON/GENEVA Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who remain inside Myanmar face systematic persecution and are living under the threat of genocide, a U.N. fact-finding mission said on Monday, repeating calls for top generals to face trial.

Myanmar army drops lawsuit against religious leader who complained to Trump of persecution

09 Sep 2019

YANGON Myanmar’s army said on Monday it had dropped a criminal complaint against a religious leader who told U.S President Donald Trump the military was oppressing Christians, days after the United States voiced concern about the lawsuit.

Myanmar forces Rohingya to accept cards that preclude citizenship: group

03 Sep 2019

YANGON Myanmar authorities are forcing members of the Rohingya Muslim minority at gunpoint to accept identity cards that categorize them as foreigners, stripping them of the chance to become citizens, a rights group said on Tuesday.

‘People were hiding’: Bangladesh bid to repatriate Rohingya stalls as refugees refuse

22 Aug 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh An attempt to begin repatriating thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in camps in Bangladesh stalled on Thursday after nearly 300 refugee families refused to go back to Myanmar, almost a year after a similar effort failed amid protests.

More than 2,000 people displaced, 19 killed in Myanmar fighting

21 Aug 2019

YANGON More than 2,000 people have been forced to flee from their homes, and 19 have been killed, since fighting broke out between government troops and ethnic minority insurgents in northern Myanmar last week, government officials said Wednesday.

Rescue worker killed in attack on ambulance in northern Myanmar - army

17 Aug 2019

YANGON One rescue worker was killed and several others were wounded when an ambulance came under fire in northern Myanmar amid clashes between troops and ethnic rebels in the region, an army spokesman and a witness said on Saturday.

Silk Road sweeteners: China woos Myanmar's NLD with junkets

07 Aug 2019

YANGON The National League for Democracy was forged in an uprising against one-party rule. Its activists spent years in jail under Myanmar's military junta. But since taking power three years ago, the party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has found an unlikely ally – the Chinese Communist Party.

Royal capital to 'smart city': Myanmar's Mandalay gets high-tech makeover, sparks 'spy' fears

05 Aug 2019

YANGON Once a seat of kings, the city of Mandalay in northern Myanmar has seen turbulent chapters in its 162-year history – the fall of Burma's last royal dynasty and decades of colonial rule. Now, officials are attempting to transform the former royal capital into Myanmar's first "smart city".

Myanmar lawmakers debate proposals to curb military political power

30 Jul 2019

NAYPYITAW Myanmar’s parliament on Tuesday began debating amendments to the constitution aimed at reducing the military’s role in politics, amid objections from army lawmakers.

Myanmar filmmaker charged over Facebook posts about military

18 Jul 2019

YANGON A Myanmar judge on Thursday charged filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi for Facebook posts he made about the powerful military, meaning he will stand trial despite concern over his health and an outcry from human rights groups.

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