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Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya massacre freed after months

2019-05-27 15:53

Troops released in November 2018 after serving less than one year of their 10-year prison terms, Reuters report says.

Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists in amnesty

2019-05-07 19:21

Two Reuters journalists who had been jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar walked out of prison, freed in a presidential amnesty after a global campaign for their release.

Myanmar leader pardons 9 500 prisoners but not 2 reporters

2019-04-18 12:38

More than 9 500 prisoners are being released in Myanmar under a presidential amnesty, but they don't include two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters.

34 Rohingya women, children found stranded on Malaysia beach

2019-03-01 23:01

Malaysian authorities say 34 Muslim Rohingya women and children were found stranded along a beach in the country's northernmost state, and are believed to have been dropped off by human traffickers.

93 Rohingya fleeing by boat sent back to Myanmar camps - police

2018-11-28 18:16

Nearly 100 Rohingya Muslims were forced back to Myanmar's Rakhine state after being detained at sea en route to Malaysia, police said, stirring fears of a fresh refugee boat crisis.

'Ongoing genocide' against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims - UN

2018-10-25 14:03

A genocide against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims is still continuing, UN investigators said as they presented a report to the Security Council, calling for the issue to be referred to an international tribunal.

US documents systematic violence against Myanmar Rohingya

2018-09-25 13:04

The United States said it had found evidence of systematic violence by Myanmar's military against the Rohingya minority, including widespread killings and rape.

Wives of 2 Reuters reporters in Myanmar shocked by verdicts

2018-09-05 11:34

The wives of two Reuters journalists sentenced in Myanmar to seven years' imprisonment for possessing state secrets say they were shocked by the verdicts.

Myanmar: More than 60 000 affected by dam collapse

2018-08-31 09:03

Myanmar officials say flooding from a ruptured dam has forced the relocation of more than 63 000 people and disrupted traffic on a major road that connects the country's three biggest cities.

One year since Myanmar army crackdown, Rohingya seek justice

2018-08-26 10:36

Refugees living in Bangladesh camps protest and demand rights, 12 months after fleeing Myanmar army's brutal crackdown.

 

'Dead livestock and water running out' in Myanmar village under army lockdown

2019-05-14 21:13

Rakhine villagers trapped by a Myanmar army lockdown said they are fast running out of water as the operation against suspected ethnic rebels - which killed six and saw mass detentions - entered a third week.

Myanmar frees reporters| New Zealand prayers for Ramadaan: WATCH the top World news videos for today

2019-05-07 07:02

Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists in amnesty | New Zealand: Ramadaan prayers at Linwood mosque; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

WATCH: Myanmar New Year festival kicks off with street water fights

2019-04-13 21:15

Huge street water fights mark the start of Myanmar’s Thingyan New Year festival.

SA vote in support of UN resolution on human rights in Myanmar part of 'new approach' – Sisulu

2018-12-25 09:03

Myanmar has been at the centre of violence targeting Rohingya Muslims, the harsh treatment of ethnic minorities, an about-face on press freedom and crackdowns on civic groups.

Aug San Suu Kyi betrayed the values she once stood for

2018-11-13 08:57

Aung San Suu Kyi's administration has failed to repeal repressive laws – including some of the same laws which were used to detain her and others campaigning for democracy and human rights, writes Shenilla Mohamed.

India deports first group of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar

2018-10-04 21:18

India has deported its first group of Rohingya Muslims since the government last year ordered the expulsion of members of the Myanmar minority group and others who entered the country illegally.

Myanmar jailbreakers could be heading to Thailand

2018-09-18 06:49

More than 30 inmates on the run after a Myanmar jailbreak may try to cross into Thailand, an official said, a day after they hijacked a garbage truck and ploughed through the prison gates.

Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar 'state secrets' case

2018-09-03 12:25

Two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar's state secrets law while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims were jailed for seven years, fuelling further international outrage a week after the army was accused of genocide.

Myanmar rejects UN probe findings of Rohingya 'genocide'

2018-08-30 07:49

Myanmar rejected the findings of a UN probe alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, after the US and other countries joined growing calls for the accused to face justice.

Bodies of 23 Myanmar landslide victims found - official

2018-07-30 12:22

The bodies of 23 victims of a landslide in Myanmar's northern jade mining area have been recovered, an official confirmed, after a days-long search hampered by heavy monsoon rains.

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