Reuters journalists stay jailed 

Two Reuters journalists who have been detained in Myanmar for two weeks were remanded in custody for a further fortnight as a probe into...

Myanmar expels UN envoy 

Myanmar has banned the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights, Yanghee Lee, investigating the crackdown in Rakhine State, claiming an earlier report by...

Confidence in Suu Kyi falls: study 

Business confidence in Myanmar has fallen "drastically" during 2017 due to confused financial policies, according to a survey that blames State Counsellor Aung San...

Pope calls for forgiveness 

Pope Francis has demanded respect for all ethnic groups during a public Mass and meeting with Myanmar’s embattled State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi...

Pope called to say ‘Rohingya’

As Pope Francis (pictured) begins an official visit to Myanmar tomorrow (Monday), he is facing scrutiny as to whether he will use the word...

Icon to pariah in 2 years 

The United States has for the first time called Myanmar's attacks against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State "ethnic cleansing", saying targeted sanctions against those...

Rohingya ‘whitewash’ report slammed 

Human rights groups have condemned an internal investigation by Myanmar’s military into alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, branding it a "whitewash" and demanding that...

Rakhine port’s delays continue

The future of a major Chinese-backed economic zone in troubled Rakhine State remains in the balance amid repeated delays. In 2015, Myanmar signed a deal...

Suu Kyi visits Rakhine

Myanmar’s embattled state counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, has visited Rakhine State to inspect the sites of atrocities against the displaced Rohingya community. The international...

Lee ‘baffled’ by Suu Kyi 

The United Nations human rights rapporteur in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has said she is baffled by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s response to...

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