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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.

Myanmar court jails satirical performers

30 Oct 2019

YANGON A court in Myanmar sentenced five satirical performers to a year in jail with hard labour on Wednesday for shows that criticized the army's role in politics.

Myanmar says 14 hostages freed in attacks on Rakhine rebels

28 Oct 2019

YANGON Myanmar's army said it had rescued 14 people seized by insurgents in restive Rakhine state after Arakan Army rebels reported many dead in military attacks on boats carrying soldiers and police said it had taken prisoners.

‘Many’ dead as Myanmar military sinks boats carrying kidnapped troops: Arakan Army

27 Oct 2019

YANGON Myanmar’s army sunk several boats carrying dozens of soldiers and police officers taken hostage by rebels in the restive western Rakhine state, the Arakan Army said on Sunday, adding that many had died.

'We are hostages': Two years on, Rohingya still in Myanmar trapped by new war

25 Aug 2019

YANGON When Myanmar officials toured refugee camps in Bangladesh last month, inviting Rohingya Muslims who fled the country to return, they brought with them pamphlets adorned with cartoons showing hijab-wearing women passing through checkpoints and happily grasping identity cards.

Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar social media accounts over 'inauthentic behavior'

22 Aug 2019

YANGON Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to "manipulate or corrupt public debate".

焦点:「骨折れるまで妻を殴る」ミャンマー社会、DV撲滅の戦い

21 Aug 2019

[ヤンゴン 16日 ロイター] - ミャンマー南部の自宅で1歳の娘をあやしながら、Nu Nu Ayeさんは、夫が自分を殴打した理由を語った。「飼っているおんどりの面倒を見なかったため」である。性交の求めにも応じなかった。

'Until her bones are broken': Myanmar activists fight to outlaw domestic violence

16 Aug 2019

YANGON Cradling her one-year-old daughter in a house in southern Myanmar, 22-year-old Nu Nu Aye recalled the reasons her husband gave for beating her. She hadn't looked after his rooster. She wouldn't have sex with him.

Exclusive: Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to start Rohingya repatriation next week

15 Aug 2019

YANGON Myanmar and Bangladesh will start a fresh attempt next week to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, officials said on Thursday, nearly a year after a major attempt failed.

Myanmar insurgents attack elite military college, other targets; 15 killed

15 Aug 2019

YANGON Myanmar insurgents killed at least 15 people on Thursday, most of them members of the security forces, in attacks on an elite military college and other government targets in the country's north, an army spokesman said.

World News

Prince Andrew halts public duties over sex scandal

Britain's Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his "ill-judged" association with late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the royal family's work.