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Myanmar activists stage rally on anniversary of Reuters reporters' arrest

12 Dec 2018

More than 100 Myanmar activists marked the anniversary on Wednesday of the arrest of two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in jail in a landmark free speech case by releasing balloons at a rally in the country's largest city Yangon. | Video

Lost idol - New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

01 Dec 2018

YANGON Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics.

Feature: Lost idol - new wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

01 Dec 2018

YANGON Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics.

FEATURE-Lost idol: New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

01 Dec 2018

YANGON, Dec 1 Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics.

Myanmar seizes boat carrying 93 fleeing Rohingya camps for Malaysia

27 Nov 2018

YANGON Authorities in Myanmar have seized a boat carrying 93 people, apparently Rohingya Muslims, fleeing displacement camps in western Myanmar's Rakhine State and hoping to reach Malaysia, an official said on Tuesday.

Myanmar police shoot, injure 4 in raid on Rohingya camp -witness

18 Nov 2018

YANGON Myanmar police shot and injured four Rohingya Muslims on Sunday, after detaining two men accused of smuggling people out of a camp for displaced people in western Rakhine state, a witness and police told Reuters.

Myanmar holds 106 Rohingya aboard boat to Malaysia, official says

16 Nov 2018

KYAUKTAN, Myanmar Myanmar immigration authorities detained 106 Rohingya Muslims aboard a boat off Yangon on Friday, officials said, raising fears of a fresh wave of dangerous voyages after a 2015 crackdown on people smugglers.

Rohingya repatriation process stalls amid refugee protests, recriminations

15 Nov 2018

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON A plan to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar stalled on Thursday, amid protests by refugees at camps in Bangladesh and recriminations between the officials in both countries.

Rohingya flee refugee camps in Bangladesh, as Myanmar prepares for first returnees

12 Nov 2018

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON Dozens of Rohingya Muslim families on a list of refugees set to be repatriated to Myanmar later this week have fled from camps in Bangladesh where they were living, a Rohingya leader said on Monday, even as Myanmar prepares to begin receiving them.

Myanmar authorities drop 'incitement' charges against journalists

09 Nov 2018

YANGON A Myanmar court dismissed on Friday a case against three senior journalists from the country’s largest private newspaper, after authorities in the city of Yangon agreed to drop the charges.

World News

Trump ex-lawyer Cohen given 3 years in prison as risks rise for Trump

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for crimes including orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election, and he promised to keep cooperating with the U.S. government against his former boss.