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As Myanmar military takes critics to court, some want Suu Kyi to act

18 Jun 2019

YANGON As Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi arrived at a Yangon court recently to face charges of defaming Myanmar's military in Facebook posts, the ailing filmmaker was greeted by a crowd of activists dressed in blue, the colour of prison uniforms.

Exclusive: Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya killings freed after less than a year

27 May 2019

YANGON Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys during a 2017 military crackdown in the western state of Rakhine, two prison officials, two former fellow inmates and one of the soldiers told Reuters.

'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.

U.N. investigators urge nations to snap financial ties with Myanmar military

14 May 2019

YANGON The world must cut off financial and other support for Myanmar's armed forces, a U.N. fact-finding mission said on Tuesday, repeating a call for top generals to be prosecuted for abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail

13 May 2019

YANGON Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from prison on Tuesday after more than 500 days behind bars. | Video

Myanmar's top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

06 May 2019

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country's transition to democracy. | Video

Myanmar pardons nearly 7,000 prisoners in second amnesty this month

26 Apr 2019

YANGON Myanmar began releasing prisoners on Friday after the president announced he would pardon nearly 7,000 people in addition to thousands released earlier this month.

More than 50 believed killed in collapse at Myanmar jade mine

24 Apr 2019

NAYPYITAW More than 50 people were feared to have been killed in Myanmar when jade miners and machinery were buried under a mound of tailings late on Monday, a member of parliament and a rescue worker said. | Video

Myanmar's top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

23 Apr 2019

NAYPYITAW, April 23 Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country's transition to democracy.

U.S. military retrieves possible World War Two remains from Myanmar

12 Mar 2019

MANDALAY The United States on Tuesday retrieved the possible remains of service members who went missing in Myanmar during the Second World War, marking the first such mission to Myanmar carried out by U.S. military aircraft, American officials said.

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