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Bangladesh, Myanmar officials visit Rohingya trapped at border


DHAKA/YANGON Myanmar and Bangladeshi representatives held talks about 5,300 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between their two countries and visited the area on Tuesday, officials and Rohingya refugees told Reuters.

Bangladesh says to meet with Myanmar on Rohingya trapped at border 19 Feb 2018

DHAKA Representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar will meet on Tuesday to discuss the repatriation to Myanmar of more than 6,500 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between the two countries, Bangladeshi officials said.


Thailand decorates Myanmar's army chief amid Rohingya crisis 17 Feb 2018

BANGKOK Thailand awarded Myanmar's army chief a royal decoration on Friday amid allegations of crimes by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims that have prompted international condemnation.


Myanmar policeman who detained Reuters pair 'did not know arrest procedures' 16 Feb 2018

YANGON A police officer who said he was part of the team that detained two Reuters reporters in Myanmar in December told a court on Wednesday that he was not familiar with police procedures for recording arrests.


U.S. urges U.N. to hold Myanmar military accountable for 'ethnic cleansing' 14 Feb 2018

UNITED NATIONS The United States on Tuesday described Myanmar denials of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims as "preposterous" as it called on the U.N. Security Council to hold the military accountable and pressure leader Aung San Suu Kyi "to acknowledge these horrific acts that are taking place in her country." | Video


Biggest U.S. force in years joins Thai military exercise 13 Feb 2018

BANGKOK The biggest U.S. force in years joined an annual military exercise in Thailand on Tuesday despite controversy over the Thai junta's invitation to neighbouring Myanmar's army, which has been accused of ethnic cleansing. | Video

Myanmar signs ceasefire with two rebel groups amid decades of conflict 13 Feb 2018

SINGAPORE Two ethnic armed groups in Myanmar signed a ceasefire with the government on Tuesday, as leader Aung San Suu Kyi seeks to revive a stuttering peace process to end decades of conflict.


Myanmar says soldiers, police facing action over village killings 11 Feb 2018

Action will be taken against 10 members of Myanmar's security forces in connection with the killing of captured Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, a government spokesman said on Sunday, adding it was not related to a Reuters report on the incident.


Factbox - International reaction to arrest of Reuters reporters in Myanmar 10 Feb 2018

Many nations, including the United States, Canada and several European countries, as well as top United Nations and EU officials are among those calling for the release of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from detention in Myanmar.


Myanmar policeman who arrested Reuters reporters tells court he burnt his notes 06 Feb 2018

YANGON A Myanmar police officer who was part of the team that arrested two Reuters journalists in December told a court on Tuesday that he had burned the notes he made at the time, but gave no reason why he had done so.