The "moral authority" of Pope Francis is undiminished despite his failure to address the Rohingya crisis head-on during a visit to Myanmar, the Vatican said on Wednesday, defending a papal trip framed by the plight of the Muslim minority.
As UN steps up pressure on Rohingya crisis, Myanmar military says it is probing its operations in Rakhine
Myanmar's military has said it is investigating its operations in violence-wracked Rakhine state
Myanmar's embattled leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, called for national unity Thursday and said she has created a committee that will oversee all international and local assistance in violence-struck Rakhine state.
Narendra Modi leaves for India after Myanmar visit, thanks Nay Pyi Taw for its exceptional hospitality
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday left for home after concluding his first bilateral visit to Myanmar during which he held wide-ranging talks with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and vowed to combat terror.
The BBC's Burmese language service said it was pulling a broadcasting deal with a popular Myanmar television channel citing "censorship" over coverage of the Muslim Rohingya minority.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, on a four-day visit to Myanmar, met the country's iconic leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's army general on Monday.
Malaysia told a meeting of regional foreign ministers on Monday, of its "grave concern" over the violence allegedly carried out by Myanmar's military.
Amnesty International on Thursday urged Aung San Suu Kyi and her party's new government to release all political prisoners when they take office next week, saying it is a historic opportunity for Myanmar to break away from the repression of the former junta rule.
Myanmar's new president-elect told lawmakers Monday that plans to create a new ethnic affairs ministry were "vital" for the conflict-torn nation, in his maiden address since being elected the first civilian leader in decades.
Htin Kyaw will be sworn in as Myanmar's president on 30 March, replacing incumbent Thein Sein.
It was Aung San Suu Kyi who fought relentlessly for over two decades to bring Myanmar back to the democratic path. Thousands of NLD supporters were jailed by the military, many more fled the country.
U Htin Kyaw will be the first civilian to lead Myanmar after over 50 years of military rule.