Social activists in Myanmar have complained that the profitability of jade mining has led businesses and government to neglect enforcement of already very weak regulations in the jade mining industry.
(In April 1 story corrects title of president's office assistant-director in paragraph 8) (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi cited the coronavirus pandemic as the impetus for reluctantly creating her first personal Facebook account in a post on Wednesday.
Rohingya crisis: In landmark judgment, ICJ tells Myanmar to take measures to prevent genocide against 'vulnerable' minority, demands report in 4 months
In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, the United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered the government to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the minority community.
Facebook blames technical error, issues apology for vulgar translation of Chinese President Xi Jinping's name
Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as 'Mr Shithole' in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused.
China, Myanmar ink 33 deals to accelerate Belt and Road Initiative as Xi Jinping and Aung San Suu Kyi meet amid Rohingya backlash
Holding talks with Xi Jinping on the final day of his two-day visit, Suu Kyi slammed the western countries for criticising Myanmar over the handling of the Rohingya issue
Xi Jinping heads to Naypyidaw for crucial state visit to mark 70th anniversary of China-Myanmar relations
China's President Xi Jinping was heading to Myanmar on Friday for a state visit likely to deepen the countries' already close bilateral relations at a critical time
Rohingya crisis: ICJ to rule on emergency measures in genocide case filed by Gambia against Myanmar on 23 Jan
Gambia has accused Myanmar of violating the 1948 Genocide Convention in a military campaign that expelled more than 7,30,000 Rohingya from the country
Senior Myanmar official dies in attack on rebels, says Arakan Army; he was kidnapped for protesting genocide accusations against country
Rebels in Myanmar’s Rakhine region said a captured official from Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party has died, two weeks after being taken for organising protests against genocide accusations faced by Myanmar at the World Court
On day Aung San Suu Kyi denies allegations of genocide in Rakhine, around 100 Rohingya Muslims appear in Myanmar court on charges of 'illegal travel'
Dozens of Rohingya Muslims appeared in a Myanmar court on Wednesday to face charges of travelling illegally after they were arrested while fleeing apartheid-like conditions in the country’s Rakhine state
Aung San Suu Kyi denies allegations of genocide against Rohingya community at ICJ, says 2017 exodus was result of battle with insurgents
Myanmar’s former pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday denied that her country’s armed forces committed genocide against the Rohingya minority, telling the UN’s top court that the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Muslims was the unfortunate result of a battle with insurgents.
Aung San Suu Kyi at The Hague: Fallen pro-democracy icon appears at ICJ to contest charges of genocide of Rohingya community
Suu Kyi, who was awarded the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for championing democracy and rights under Myanmar’s then-ruling junta, is leading the Myanmar delegation in her capacity as foreign minister.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves amid fanfare to defend country in Rohingya genocide hearing at The Hague
Gambia, a tiny, mainly Muslim West African country, filed a lawsuit in November accusing Buddhist-majority Myanmar of genocide, the most serious international crime, against its Rohingya Muslim minority.
Aung San Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar defence in genocide against Rohingya Muslims charge at International Court of Justice
Both Gambia and Myanmar are signatories to the 1948 Genocide Convention, which not only prohibits States from committing genocide, but also compels all signatory states to prevent and punish the crime of genocide.
Myanmar rejects ICC probe into alleged persecution of Rohingya Muslims as global pressure mounts, says its own committees will probe charges of abuses
The decision came after rights groups filed a separate lawsuit in Argentina and a further submission of a genocide case at the UN's top court
Thant Myint-U's The Hidden History of Burma reflects on the socio-political crisis ailing an aspiring democracy
In an interview with Firstpost, historian and diplomant Thant Myint-U talks about his third literary outing on the history of Burma, the country as an inchoate democracy, and what challenges its people are likely to face in the upcoming elections.
Aung San Suu Kyi 'culpability' in Rohingya abuse in Myanmar an 'open-ended question', says UN investigator
UN investigators called Tuesday for an expert evaluation of whether Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be legally implicated in the abuses committed against the country's Rohingya minority
UN rapporteur slams Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis, claims she was 'terribly misguided' about abuses against Muslims
Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has washed her hands of the Rohingya crisis, a UN rights investigator said Tuesday.
India's foreign policy for next 5 years: New Delhi must stave off Chinese influence on Myanmar through trade, development assistance
The Modi government has much to look forward to in Myanmar, largely based on the significant amount of work it has already accomplished.
Two Reuters journalists, jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act, walked free from prison.
Massacre in Myanmar: The story on Rohingya killings that got Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo arrested
The Rohingya Muslim killings in Inn Din in Myanmar, which Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo traced, marked another bloody episode in the ethnic violence in Rakhine.