Rohingya ethnic cleansing ongoing: UN

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh cannot be safely returned to Myanmar because ethnic cleansing is continuing, a UN rights chief has warned. Assistant secretary general for...

Three bombs rock Sittwe

Three pre-dawn bombs exploded in Rakhine State’s troubled capital Sittwe, including one in the compound of the state government secretary's home, although no deaths...

Tourism survives Rohingya crisis 

Myanmar received 3.44 million visitors last year, according to its Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, up 18 per cent from the 2.9 million arrivals...

Myanmar ‘buying’ N Korean arms

Myanmar is facing criticism over reports it has been receiving ballistic missile technology and weapons from North Korea. A spokesperson for Australia’s Department of Foreign...

Suu Kyi’s house firebombed

A petrol bomb has been thrown at the famous lakeside home of Myanmar’s State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi. Rumours apparently spread in the multicultural...

We sacked US envoy: Myanmar

Myanmar says it kicked US diplomat Bill Richardson off an advisory panel on the Rohingya crisis, accusing him of making a "personal attack" on...

Rakhine police shoot protesters

Seven people have reportedly been shot dead and 12 injured when Myanmar’s police opened fire on Buddhist protesters in troubled Rakhine State. An event marking...

Death throes of hope

Myanmar’s latest Union Peace Conference, often called the 21st-century Panglong conference, is taking place at the end of the month amid fears that rebel...

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...

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