ASEAN, US to launch maritime drill, fight “wrongdoings”

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has joined forces with the United States in holding maritime exercises which were aimed at preventing other...

Myanmar rebels coordinate northern attacks 

Rebel armies in Myanmar have killed at least 15 people, mostly soldiers, in attacks on a military academy and other government targets in the...

UN mission wants sanctions on Myanmar’s military firms 

A United Nations delegation says businesses run by Myanmar's generals are financing military operations, such as violence against ethnic minorities, particularly in Rakhine State.  The UN...

Myanmar’s Rohingya talks fail to find deal

Myanmar held repatriation talks with Rohingya representatives in a Bangladesh refugee camp, amid speculation that it is only an attempt to ease international pressure...

Myanmar sanctions too weak: UN envoy

A US travel ban on Myanmar's army chief and three other generals over the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Rakhine State is insufficient,...

UN told to act over violence in Myanmar 

The Human Rights Council in Geneva has been told by the special rapporteur on rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, that the international community is “beginning to...

US calls on Myanmar to end Rakhine blackout 

Pressure is rising on Myanmar to end its mobile internet shutdowns in areas of two impoverished states, with the United States saying the restrictions...

Asean called to toughen Rohingya stance

Human rights groups have called on Asean’s leaders to take a tougher stand on Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims ahead of today’s ...

Firebrand Burmese monk on run for insulting Suu Kyi

A member of Myanmar’s government has told a court that the extremist Buddhist monk, Wirathu, “incited hatred” against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi....

Firebrand Burmese monk on run for insulting Suu Kyi

A member of Myanmar’s government has told a court that the extremist Buddhist monk, Wirathu, “incited hatred” against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi....

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