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Jul 21, 2018
Kobsak Chutikul, secretary of Myanmar's advisory panel on Rohingya crisis, resigns citing board's poor organisationChutikul said his position became untenable ahead of a second full meeting of the panel with officials in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw this week.
Jul 16, 2018
Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar's secrecy law to testify in court on Monday; verdict expected next monthMyanmar government spokesman declined to comment throughout the proceedings, saying courts are independent and case would be conducted according to the law.
Jul 09, 2018
Reuters journalists to face trial for breaching Mayanmar's secrecy law; scribes were investigating massacre of Rohingya MuslimsYangon district judge charged the reporters with breach of the colonial-era Official Secret Act which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.
Jun 26, 2018
After EU sanctions, Myanmar military sacks top general Maung Maung Soe for involvement in violation of Rohingya human rightsMyanmar is accused of waging a crackdown in Rakhine state that forced 700,000 people to flee that the UN has said amounts to "ethnic cleansing".
Jun 16, 2018
People celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with fervour in India, South Asia on Saturday; hundreds offer prayers at Taj Mahal, Jama MasjidHudnreds of Muslims gathered to offer prayers for Eid-ul-Fitar at the beautiful Taj Mahal. The crescent of the moon was sighted on the evening of 15 June.
May 23, 2018
Rohingya militants killed dozens of Hindus, mostly children, in August 2017, says Amnesty InternationalRohingya militants killed Hindu villagers during last year's uprising in Myanmar's Rakhine, Amnesty International said on Wednesday
Apr 11, 2018
Myanmar judge refuses to dismiss charges against Reuters reporters jailed for possessing secret government papersA judge on Wednesday rejected a request for dismissal of case against two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for possessing secret government papers.
Mar 12, 2018
Myanmar builds military bases where Rohingya Muslims once lived and prayed, says Amnesty InternationalAfter driving nearly 7,00,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, Myanmar’s military is building bases where some of their homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said
Feb 03, 2018
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's villa in Yangon attacked with petrol bomb, suspect arrestedMyanmar police say they have arrested a mentally ill man who confessed to tossing a petrol bomb into Yangon compound of Aung San Suu Kyi this week
Jan 10, 2018
Myanmar security forces took part in killing 10 Rohingya, admits army chief's officeMyanmar security forces took part in a massacre of 10 Rohingya in September, the army chief's office said, as it admitted for the first time abuses during a crackdown that sparked a mass exodus of the Muslim minority.