Kachin jade scavenger shot by guards

A jade scavenger in Myanmar has been shot dead by mine security staff, according to the authorities.   On Monday, a scavenger from troubled Rakhine...

Demands to halt forced Rohingya returns

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on Bangladesh to halt plans for the repatriation of more than 2,200 Rohingya refugees...

Facebook admits Myanmar ‘failures’

Facebook has admitted that it failed to prevent its website from being used to incite violence and racism towards the Rohingya community in western...

Rohingya ‘genocide’ threatens EU-Myanmar trade 

The European Union is investigating Myanmar’s alleged Rohingya genocide as it decides whether to remove trade preferences granted to impoverished nations. The probe, and a...

Strikers demand Yangon chief meeting 

Burmese workers at a Chinese-owned clothing factory in Myanmar have marched on regional government buildings in Yangon, demanding a meeting with the former capital’s...

Suu Kyi should free reporters: Clooney  

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney (pictured), who is representing the two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years’ hard labour, has urged Myanmar State Counsellor...

The ‘lady’ and the genocide

It is almost three years since the National League for Democracy (NLD) won a crushing victory in Myanmar’s first proper election in half a...

Suu Kyi defends Reuters verdict 

Aung San Suu Kyi has decided to defend the jailing of two Reuters journalists who were reporting on Rohingya murders, as she hit back...

Suu Kyi should have resigned: UN chief

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned over the authorities’ crackdown against the Rohingya, according to the UN’s outgoing human rights...

Facebook bans Burmese generals 

Facebook says it is banning the most powerful figure in Myanmar, commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing, and 17 other accounts to prevent the spread of...

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