Lost idol – new wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

Lost idol – new wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

Youth activist Maung Saung Kha (L) leads a march for press freedom in Yangon, Myanmar, September 1, 2018. Picture taken September 1, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang   YANGON, December 1 (Reuters):  Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi’s greatest fans. Now, she is […]

India extends $5 million aid to Myanmar for border development

Dhaka, November 27 (PTI): India has extended a $5 million aid to Myanmar as assistance for development projects on the Indo-Myanmar border.   India’s ambassador to Myanmar, Vikram Misri handed over a cheque of $5 million to Myanmar’s minister for border affairs, Lt General Ye Aung at a ceremony on Monday.   Under the 2012 […]

Myanmar court charges Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

Myanmar court charges Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone is escorted by police while leaving Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar on July 9, 2018. (REUTERS/Ann Wang)   YANGON, July 9 (Reuters): A court in Myanmar on Monday charged two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents, moving the landmark press freedom case into its trial stage after six […]

Philippines’ Duterte apologises to Suu Kyi for Myanmar ‘genocide’ remark

Philippines’ Duterte apologises to Suu Kyi for Myanmar ‘genocide’ remark

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (L) shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (R) before the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, Philippines,13 November 2017. REUTERS/Mark R. Cristino/Pool/Files   MANILA, April 13 (Reuters) – Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte apologised to Myanmar counterpart Aung San Suu […]

Special Report: How the families of 10 massacred Rohingya fled Myanmar

Special Report: How the families of 10 massacred Rohingya fled Myanmar

From left: Hasina Khatun, Marjan, Nurjan, Abdu Shakur, Shuna Khatu, Nurjan, Rahama Khatun, Amina Khatun, Settara, Hasina Khatun; relatives of ten Rohingya men killed by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist villagers on September 2, 2017, pose for a group photo in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on March 23, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, […]

Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingya refugees – U.N. official

Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingya refugees – U.N. official

A Rohingya refugee man with child walks on a bamboo bridge to cross a water stream in Balukhali refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain   YANGON, April 8 (Reuters) – Myanmar is not ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, said the most senior United Nations official to visit […]

Myanmar parliament picks Suu Kyi confidant Win Myint as new president

Myanmar parliament picks Suu Kyi confidant Win Myint as new president

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Vice President Win Myint attend a parliament session to elect the country’s new president, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/Files   NAYPYITAW, March 28 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s parliament on Wednesday picked a close ally of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi as the country’s new […]

Suu Kyi loyalist seen replacing Myanmar’s sick president-ruling party spokesman

Suu Kyi loyalist seen replacing Myanmar’s sick president-ruling party spokesman

  Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw looks down as he leaves a joint press conference with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (unseen) at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan. (REUTERS File Photo)   YANGON, March 21 (Reuters): Myanmar‘s civilian president Htin Kyaw resigned due to ill health on Wednesday and is expected to be replaced […]

EU set to prepare sanctions on Myanmar generals: diplomats

EU set to prepare sanctions on Myanmar generals: diplomats

Myanmar border guard police force patrol near the Myanmar-Bangladeshi border outside Maungdaw, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Wa Lone/Files   BRUSSELS, February 23 (Reuters) – The European Union will start preparing sanctions against Myanmar generals over killings of Rohingya Muslims by formally calling on the bloc’s foreign policy chief next week to draw […]

Bangladesh, Myanmar officials visit Rohingya trapped at border

Bangladesh, Myanmar officials visit Rohingya trapped at border

A Burmese vehicle drives behind Rohingya refugee camp at no man’s land between Bangladesh-Myanmar border, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/Files   DHAKA/YANGON, February 20 (Reuters) – Myanmar and Bangladeshi representatives held talks about 5,300 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between their two countries and visited the area […]

Thailand decorates Myanmar’s army chief amid Rohingya crisis

Thailand decorates Myanmar’s army chief amid Rohingya crisis

Myanmar military commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, attends a military exercise at Ayeyarwaddy delta region in Myanmar, February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Lynn Bo Bo/Pool   BANGKOK, February 16 (Reuters) – Thailand awarded Myanmar’s army chief a royal decoration on Friday amid allegations of crimes by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims that have prompted international […]

Peace process in Myanmar will benefit NE states: India

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 13 (PTI): As two rebel groups signed a ceasefire pact with Myanmar government, India today said it will continue to support the peace process and that national reconciliation in the neighbouring country will also benefit the north-eastern states.   Spokesperson in the external affairs ministry Raveesh Kumar said comprehensive peace and national […]

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