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U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military over Rohingya crackdown


WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units, accusing them of "ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslims and widespread human rights abuses across the Southeast Asian nation.


Facebook says it was 'too slow' to fight hate speech in Myanmar 16 Aug 2018

YANGON Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement on Thursday.


'Hijab is like a key' - Myanmar blogger battles bias with beauty campaign 14 Aug 2018

YANGON, August 14 Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar usually keep a low profile for fear of intimidation, but Win Lae Phyu Sin, one of the community's rare bloggers on beauty care, has gone the other way.


Wife of jailed Reuters journalist in Myanmar gives birth 12 Aug 2018

YANGON The wife of imprisoned Reuters journalist Wa Lone, who is facing up to 14 years in jail in Myanmar for allegedly violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, gave birth to a girl on Friday. | Video


Myanmar to ICC - Rohingya jurisdiction request 'should be dismissed' 09 Aug 2018

YANGON Myanmar said on Thursday a request by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor to seek jurisdiction over suspected deportations of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh was "meritless and should be dismissed".


U.N. urges Myanmar to pave way for Rohingya returns, grant citizenship 08 Aug 2018

GENEVA United Nations aid agencies called on Myanmar on Wednesday to improve conditions in Rakhine state for the safe return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh and provide a clear pathway to citizenship for those eligible.


Reuters reporters 'revealing the truth', former teacher tells Myanmar court 07 Aug 2018

YANGON A Myanmar court heard defence witnesses on Monday vouch for the integrity of two Reuters journalists accused of obtaining secret state documents and will hear final arguments in two weeks, when the trial regarded as a test of press freedom resumes. | Video


Pompeo urges release of Reuters reporters in meeting with Myanmar minister 04 Aug 2018

SINGAPORE U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for the immediate release of two Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar when he met Myanmar Foreign Minister Kyaw Tin on Saturday on the sidelines of a regional conference in Singapore, the State Department said. | Video

Exclusive: Myanmar scales back Chinese-backed port project due to debt fears - official 02 Aug 2018

NAYPYITAW Myanmar has scaled back plans for a Chinese-backed port on its western coast, sharply reducing the cost of the project after concerns it could leave the Southeast Asian nation heavily indebted, a top government official and an advisor told Reuters.


Reuters reporter jailed in Myanmar denies collecting secret documents 02 Aug 2018

YANGON Kyaw Soe Oo, one of two Reuters journalists accused of obtaining state secrets in Myanmar, told a court on Monday that the information in documents police say were found on his mobile phone was already public.