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Myanmar's top court hears Reuters reporters' appeal in official secrets case

18 Apr 2019

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's Supreme Court heard the appeal on Tuesday of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about Myanmar's progress towards democracy.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine, decries "negative" focus

22 Feb 2019

NGAPALI BEACH, Myanmar Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine on Friday, saying the world had "focused narrowly on negative aspects" in the state from which some 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since 2017. | Video

"Tarnished image" - Myanmar touts troubled Rakhine as investment destination

20 Feb 2019

YANGON Organisers of a summit in Myanmar's crisis-hit western state of Rakhine are this week pitching to investors its plentiful farmland and fishing grounds, tourist-ready beaches and historic temples.

"Tarnished image": Myanmar touts troubled Rakhine as investment destination

20 Feb 2019

YANGON, Feb 20 Organisers of a summit in Myanmar's crisis-hit western state of Rakhine are this week pitching to investors its plentiful farmland and fishing grounds, tourist-ready beaches and historic temples.

Myanmar sentences two to death for murder of Muslim lawyer who advised Suu Kyi

15 Feb 2019

YANGON A Myanmar court on Friday sentenced two men to death for the murder of a prominent Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, who was an adviser to government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an advocate for reforming a military-drafted constitution.

At least six Buddhists killed in rising Rakhine violence

04 Feb 2019

YANGON Suspected insurgents killed at least six members of a Buddhist ethnic minority in western Myanmar on Thursday, the government and regional sources said, amid spiraling violence in troubled Rakhine state.

Myanmar court hears arguments in appeal case of jailed Reuters reporters

10 Jan 2019

YANGON A Myanmar court heard arguments on Monday in the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act. | Video

Facebook takes down more Myanmar accounts over military links

19 Dec 2018

Facebook Inc has removed hundreds of additional accounts, pages and groups in Myanmar from its social networks after discovering what it called "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" and links to the country's military.

Special Report: Myanmar's moves could mean the Rohingya never go home

18 Dec 2018

By Poppy McPherson, Simon Lewis, Thu Thu Aung, Shoon Naing and Zeba Siddiqui | Video

'We can't go anywhere' - Myanmar closes Rohingya camps but 'entrenches segregation'

06 Dec 2018

YANGON As the world was focused on abortive efforts to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar last month, hundreds of their fellow Muslims still in Myanmar were boarding boats seeking to escape the country. | Video

World News

Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.