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U.S. says concerned about Myanmar's silence over where Reuters journalists are being held


YANGON The U.S. embassy in Myanmar said on Friday it was concerned that there had been no word on the whereabouts of two Reuters journalists three days after they were detained, and that authorities had not allowed their families to visit them.

European officials criticise Myanmar government arrest of Reuters journalists 4:11pm GMT

UNITED NATIONS Senior European officials on Friday criticized the Myanmar government's arrest of two Reuters journalists and called for their release.


U.N. chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar 2:51am GMT

TOKYO/YANGON The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday. | Video


Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges 14 Dec 2017

YANGON Myanmar's government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.

Red Cross says life has stopped in Myanmar's Rakhine 13 Dec 2017

GENEVA Life has stopped in its tracks in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state where an estimated 180,000 Rohingya remain, fearful after violence drove 650,000 to flee to Bangladesh, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday.


U.N. envoy urges Security Council to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh 12 Dec 2017

UNITED NATIONS A top U.N. official recounted to the Security Council on Tuesday "heartbreaking and horrific accounts of sexual atrocities" by Myanmar soldiers against Rohingya Muslim women, urging the body to visit the region and demand an end to attacks on civilians.


Pictures of the Year: A picture and its story 11 Dec 2017

Reuters photographers witnessed the biggest stories of 2017 -- from Donald Trump's first year as U.S. president to the flight of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, from Venezuela's crisis to the fall of Islamic State and a tower block inferno in London.


U.N. warns against any hasty returns of Rohingya to Myanmar 08 Dec 2017

GENEVA Peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state before any Rohingyas can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary repatriation, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.


Rohingya refugees still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh - UNHCR 07 Dec 2017

DHAKA Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR)said on Thursday.


Myanmar's opium crop plummets, but no victory over Asia's narco-boom - U.N. 06 Dec 2017

BANGKOK A "dramatic" drop in opium cultivation in Myanmar underscored a regional boom in demand for illegal synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine, which many Asian countries are struggling to combat, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.