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...

Myanmar delays Reuters verdict

A judge in Myanmar has delayed a verdict that had been expected today (Monday) against two Reuters journalists accused of illegally possessing official documents. The...

Myanmar downsizes Kyaukpyu project

Myanmar has downsized plans for a Chinese-backed port on its Rakhine State coast, heavily reducing the cost of the project after concerns it could...

‘Gimmick’ Rakhine committee set up

A new commission set up by Myanmar to investigate itself over the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine State has been dismissed as a gimmick by...

Myanmar steps towards debt trap

Myanmar plans to reduce the cost of the Chinese-backed Kyaukpyu special economic zone and port, cap its external debt load and avoid repeating the...

Chinese Rakhine port planned 

Myanmar is negotiating with a Chinese consortium to develop a deep-sea port in Rakhine State as part of the planned special economic zone, according...

China set to build Rakhine port

Myanmar says it is eager to begin work on a Chinese-backed port and industrial park project in the Rakhine State town of Kyaukpyu with...

Generals planned ethnic cleansing: Amnesty

Thirteen Burmese military chiefs, including the most powerful government figure in Myanmar, should be investigated by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity,...

Myanmar faces fresh US sanctions 

The normally polarised US House of Representatives has voted 382-30 in favour of legislation to pressure Myanmar to improve its record on human rights. The...

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