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Myanmar military may be committing new war crimes, says departing rights envoy

April 29, 2020 4:03 pm

The army and government have consistently rejected such accusations and said the military was responding to attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents.

Almost 25,000 to be freed under Myanmar prisoner amnesty

April 17, 2020 4:08 pm

The release for the Thingyan holiday was announced in a statement from President Win Myint's office.

Treatment of Rohingya refugees by Modi government display a discriminatory attitude towards Muslims

February 21, 2020 9:41 am

Sending Rohingya back would mean violating the right to life, constitutional morality.

Myanmar nationalists hold pro-military rally amid tensions with government

February 09, 2020 6:00 pm

Protesters were seen carrying banners saying "No Rohingya" during Sunday's rally, the first held in support of the military since the United Nations' highest court ordered Myanmar to take measures to protect the minority group last month.

Myanmar reimposes internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine, Chin states: Telco operator

February 04, 2020 3:44 pm

Lawmakers in the affected areas said the internet blackout had negatively impacted businesses and could prevent aid from reaching villages caught up in the fighting.

Myanmar govt-appointed panel finds 'war crimes' but no 'genocide' against Rohingya

January 21, 2020 3:28 pm

More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Rakhine state during weeks of brutal violence, during which the United Nations says gang rapes and mass killings were carried out with "genocidal intent".

Myanmar panel: Security forces likely committed war crimes

January 21, 2020 2:19 pm

State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's top leader, strongly denied wrongdoing by government forces at the initial hearing on the case in December.

Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road as Xi courts an isolated Suu Kyi

January 18, 2020 5:15 pm

Xi and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi signed 33 agreements shoring up key projects that are part of the flagship Belt and Road Initiative, China’s vision of new trade routes described as a “21st century silk road”.

Enigma of Arrival

December 15, 2019 8:17 am

The greatest gift of a literary journey is that it fills you with yearning to find your own passage.

Myanmar's accusers slam Nobel laureate for genocide defence

December 12, 2019 7:10 pm

Acting on behalf of a large group of Muslim nations, Gambia requested emergency legal proceedings at the U.N.'s top court to recognize that Myanmar's armed forces committed genocide against the Rohingya minority in 2017 and that violations continue.


Reuters journalists freed from Myanmar jail after 511 days

May 09, 2019 10:38 am

Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars.

Myanmar jails Reuters journalists for 7 years amid global outrage

September 04, 2018 1:04 pm

A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation.

Rohingya Muslim refugees: What fleeing from their homes in Myanmar looks like

September 07, 2017 4:26 pm

More than 200,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from the Aung San Suu Kyi led Myanmar towards neighbouring countries. As the refugees claim crackdown and violence by security forces, Suu Kyi faces heat from global leaders to deal with the situation. The United Nations, meanwhile, had labelled the Rohingyas the most persecuted people on earth.

Slicing off 1,000 km, to bring Mizoram closer to the world

November 16, 2014 2:43 pm

A series of photographs shows the various stages of completion of the Mizoram section of the KMMTTP.


Indian Buddhist monks march for peace in Myanmar

February 12, 2016 9:37 am

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): As Myanmar moves towards new government formation, Indian Buddhist monks initiated a ‘Peace Yatra’ in Myanmar led by His Eminence Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche, a spiritual regent to His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa. The peace padyatra witnessed tens of thousands gathered at the 2,500 years old Shwedagon Pagoda, to seek the blessings of the sacred 2,600 year- old-bone relic of the Buddha. The yatra initiated by the monks was aimed at enabling India and Myanmar to work together for ensuring a smooth transition along with the blessings of Buddha and messages of compassion, wisdom and loving-kindness. The peace padh yatra which showed significant signs of peace and stronger relationship between the two countries, witnessed Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhaya, attending the prayer sessions in the Shwedagon Pagoda.On bringing the sacred Buddha bone relic to Myanmar, Gautam Mukhopadhaya said it is a very rare occasion where the relic has been brought out of the country and will definitely prove as a meeting point of two traditions.

Aung San Suu Kyi holds massive election rally in Yangon

November 02, 2015 11:44 am

Aung San Suu Kyi held her biggest rally yet ahead of Myammar’s November 8 election.