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Myanmar

Rohingya crisis 3 years on: No progress, no peace

Rohingya sell and buy food products in a street market in the Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Three years ago, m...

Myanmar’s military chief urges personnel to vote for ‘corr...

Myanmar’s military chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, has cautioned his personnel against voting for the wrong candidates in...

India could look at issuing bonds to plug shortfall in def...

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government of India could issue bonds to meet any shortfall in resources for the defence budget,...

Rohingya Muslims in Pakistan decry global silence

As the world prepares to observe the third anniversary of a brutal military crackdown against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, hundreds of t...

'Facebook had role in 2017 Myanmar violence'

Facebook played a role in violence in Myanmar that forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas to flee their homes to Bangladesh, rights...

UEC yet to confirm PACE monitoring of the 2020 general ele...

The Executive Director Sai Ye Kyaw Swar Myint of the People’s Alliance for Credible Elections (PACE) said that Union Election Com...

Myanmar's latest peace talks expose Suu Kyi rift with mili...

Myanmar's Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, left, speaks with Aung San Suu Kyi.   © Reuters Government officials, mil...

Rise of the Rohingya: How refugees can survive the genocid...

From the coronavirus to cyclones, few have faced the litany of scourges confronting the Rohingya people today. While we must assist the...

5 Muslim candidates rejected from Myanmar’s election

Five Muslim candidates, including four Rohingyas, in Rakhine State, have been rejected by the state election sub-commission to run in t...

Russian deputy defense minister, Myanmar chief of General...

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin met with visiting Chief of the General Staff of Myanmar’s Armed Forces General My...

Thai king commutes Myanmar men's death sentence over Brito...

Zaw Lin (centre) and Win Zaw Tun (right) had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty...

Over 7,000 apply to run in Myanmar’s November election

A total of 7,005 people across the country have applied to run in Myanmar’s November election, an increase of over 800 applicants...

Police captain shot dead as targeted attacks continue in W...

The head of Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw Township Police Station, Police Captain Tun Naing Oo, was shot and killed in front of his po...

Myanmar bars Rohingya candidate from contesting election

A Rohingya Muslim has been barred from standing in Myanmar's upcoming election, in a decision decried by rights groups as discriminator...

Myanmar army chief urges govt to call NDSC meeting

Myanmar army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said the government should call a meeting of the long-adjourned National Defense and...

China’s strategic port project moves step closer to realit...

The Myanmar government’s investment agency last week approved the registration of a joint venture between a Chinese company and a...

India-Myanmar border on high alert after ambush by separat...

Indian security forces have been put on high alert along the country’s border with Myanmar following another ambush by separatist...

Myanmar stadiums to transfer into polling stations

Union Election Commission (UEC) member Myint Naing said that the commission has arranged to transform stadiums to polling stations for...

Facebook rejects request to release Myanmar officials’ dat...

Facebook has objected to a request from Gambia, which has accused Myanmar at the World Court of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim mi...

Japanese retailer Aeon to invest $180m in first Myanmar ma...

Designs for the first Aeon Mall in Yangon, Myanmar, construction on which is due to begin in2021. Japanese retail group&...

Aung San Suu Kyi confirms contesting for second term

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday formally declared her intention to seek a second term in an election in November that is see...