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In sharpest rebuke, ASEAN downgrades Myanmar's presence in upcoming summit
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In sharpest rebuke, ASEAN downgrades Myanmar's presence in upcoming summit

The ASEAN will invite a non-political representative instead of Myanmar's military leader, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the grouping's chair Brunei said.

Myanmar will not address world leaders at UNGA amid dispute between military rulers and civilian govt
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Myanmar will not address world leaders at UNGA amid dispute between military rulers and civilian govt

Myanmar was scheduled to be one of the final speakers at the six-day gathering on Monday afternoon. But UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, "At this point, Myanmar is not speaking."

In Manipur's Moreh town, surging number of refugees from Myanmar poses humanitarian crisis
India

In Manipur's Moreh town, surging number of refugees from Myanmar poses humanitarian crisis

Although the state government has issued directives against the setting up refugee camps, local communities are clandestinely providing shelter to refugees

Myanmar coup: Rising numbers of refugees, spiralling violence present major humanitarian crisis for India
India

Myanmar coup: Rising numbers of refugees, spiralling violence present major humanitarian crisis for India

The Myanmar's military's ruthless crackdown after its coup has left more than 500 people dead, according to a local monitoring group, triggering international outrage

Myanmar coup: Thousands cross over to Thailand to flee airstrikes, complicating crisis
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Myanmar coup: Thousands cross over to Thailand to flee airstrikes, complicating crisis

Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that the country doesn't want 'mass migration' but that it is preparing for an influx of people

In Myanmar's remote southeast, ethnic Karen people flee homes to avoid army's brutal force
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In Myanmar's remote southeast, ethnic Karen people flee homes to avoid army's brutal force

The Karen National Union, the leading political body for the Karen, for now is shouldering all of the displaced people’s basic needs for food, shelter and security.

Myanmar crisis deepens as police round-up hundreds of protesters; labour unions call for strike on Monday
World

Myanmar crisis deepens as police round-up hundreds of protesters; labour unions call for strike on Monday

Protests on Sunday including in the two biggest cities of Yangon and Mandalay were met with the use of force by police firing warning shots, and variously employing tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades

UN investigation experts claim that Facebook played a role in spreading hate speech in Myanmar
News & Analysis

UN investigation experts claim that Facebook played a role in spreading hate speech in Myanmar

UN Myanmar investigator said Facebook was a huge part of public, civil and private life, and the government used it to disseminate information to the public.

Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar ready to take back Rohingya refugees after verification process
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Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar ready to take back Rohingya refugees after verification process

Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said that the Myanmar government is interested in conducting a verification process for Rohingya Muslims who had fled the country.

Shiv Sena editorial says Rohingya Muslims posing threat to Myanmar's integrity, lauds Narendra Modi for being 'unfazed'
Politics

Shiv Sena editorial says Rohingya Muslims posing threat to Myanmar's integrity, lauds Narendra Modi for being 'unfazed'

The Shiv Sena alleged the Rohingya Muslim community posed a "threat to the integrity and security" of Myanmar, prompting "strong action" by the country's government.