WATCH | Myanmar Buddhists celebrate festival of lights

2019-10-14 10:12

Thousands of people in Myanmar gather to pay their respects to Buddha at Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda for the Thadingyut festival of lights.

Bangladesh bans mobile phone access in Rohingya camps

2019-09-03 12:30

Bangladesh on Monday ordered operators to shut down mobile phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in camps in the country's southeast, an official said.

'I'm here 24/7': Rohingya youths share their stories on social media

2019-08-20 11:28

When Mohammad Rafiq spotted two Rohingya refugee girls dusting their faces with circles of traditional thanaka powder under the warm morning light, he quickly took out his smartphone to capture the moment.

Ride on time: Recycled bikes get Myanmar kids to school

2019-06-20 13:43

The clangor of bells in the air, Myanmar children race home from school on recycled bikes shipped from Singapore and Malaysia, donated to give them easier access to education in a nation where more than half live in poverty.

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.


At least 600 000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at 'serious risk of genocide': UN

2019-09-16 20:00

Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a "serious risk of genocide", UN investigators say, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains "impossible".

Death sentences stand for Myanmar men in Britons' murders

2019-08-29 10:58

Thailand's top court upheld death sentences for two Myanmar migrant workers in a final appeal against their convictions for murdering two British backpackers on a holiday island in a case tainted by allegations of mismanagement.

Thousands protest in Myanmar over toddler rape case

2019-07-07 09:27

Thousands of protesters marched in Yangon on Saturday as outrage over the rape of a two-year-old spilled onto the streets following a viral online campaign in a case that has left Myanmar society reeling.

UN finds 'systemic failures' in its Rohingya response

2019-06-18 12:39

The United Nations experienced "systemic failures" in its handling of the situation in Myanmar leading up to the 2017 mass exodus of Rohingya, a UN report has said.

'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.

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