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Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges World Court to drop genocide case

12 Dec 2019

THE HAGUE Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on World Court judges on Thursday to dismiss an accusation of genocide against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, saying its own justice system should be given the chance to work first. | Video

Brazen kidnappings multiply in Myanmar's Rakhine state as conflict deepens

12 Dec 2019

YANGON It was a brazen daytime attack by ethnic rebels fighting for greater autonomy in the jungles of western Myanmar.

Rohingya pray for justice on eve of Myanmar genocide hearings

10 Dec 2019

THE HAGUE Members of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority prayed for justice on the eve of hearings at the U.N.'s International Court of Justice during which leader Aung San Suu Kyi will defend the country against genocide charges.

The Lady and The Hague: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi courts home audience

06 Dec 2019

YANGON The last time Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi travelled to western Europe, she was feted as the freshly elected civilian ruler of a fledgling democracy who had brought an end to half a century of military dictatorship.

Suu Kyi’s loyalists rally for Myanmar leader before genocide trial

03 Dec 2019

YANGON As Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to travel to the Netherlands to fight charges of genocide against her country at the International Court of Justice, her supporters have embarked on an impassioned publicity campaign.

Myanmar begins rare court martial after probe into Rohingya atrocities

26 Nov 2019

YANGON Myanmar's military began a rare court martial of soldiers on Tuesday following a probe into alleged atrocities during a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, a spokesman said, as the country prepares to face genocide charges at an international court in the Hague.

Foreign tourist killed in landmine blast in Myanmar hiking region

26 Nov 2019

YANGON A foreign tourist was killed and his companion injured in a suspected landmine blast in a popular hiking region in northern Myanmar close to an area of clashes between ethnic rebel groups and government troops, local sources said on Tuesday.

Suu Kyi to contest Rohingya genocide case at world court

20 Nov 2019

YANGON Aung San Suu Kyi will appear before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to contest a case filed by Gambia accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, her government said on Wednesday.

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.

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