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February 9, 2018
These journalists were jailed for investigating atrocities in Myanmar. This is what they found.
Reuters just published an explosive investigative report detailing a massacre last September of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's restive Rakhine...
February 9, 2018 - 11:56am
January 10, 2018
In a first, Myanmar military admits soldiers killed Rohingya found in mass grave
Soldiers in Myanmar's military and villagers were behind the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims whose bodies were found in a mass grave in Rakhine...
January 10, 2018 - 4:30pm
December 2, 2016
Malaysia says Myanmar violence against Muslim Rohingya "ethnic cleansing"
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia described the violence against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority as "ethnic cleansing" on Saturday, ahead of a planned solidarity march in Kuala Lumpur expected to be led by Prime Minister Najib Razak.
December 2, 2016 - 11:00pm
October 21, 2016
Residents say civilians among dead in Myanmar army lockdown
YANGON - Muslim residents and rights activists say a military operation in northwestern Myanmar has killed more people than official reports...
October 21, 2016 - 10:00pm
August 24, 2016
Powerful earthquakes strikes central Myanmar, rattles region
YANGON - A powerful earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, the U.S.
August 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
November 26, 2015
Suu Kyi blames lack of safety regulations for deadly Myanmar landslide
YANGON/HPAKANT, Myanmar -- A disregard for the rule of law in the jade mining industry in Myanmar had made accidents such as the landslide that killed more than 100 people at the weekend a common occurrence, Nobel laureate Aun
November 26, 2015 - 12:00am
November 22, 2015
Nearly 100 bodies pulled from landslide near Myanmar jade mine
YANGON -- Nearly 100 bodies have been pulled from a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar's northern Kachin State, local officials said on Sunday, and hopes are dwindling that any of an estimated 100 people missing will be found alive. The landslide happened when a mountain of...
November 22, 2015 - 3:17pm
November 8, 2015
Suu Kyi supporters confident after historic Myanmar election
YANGON/NAYPYITAW - Supporters of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi burst into boisterous celebration on Sunday after the country held its first free nationwide election in 25 years, the biggest step yet in a journey to democracy from d
November 8, 2015 - 10:00pm
November 7, 2015
Voting starts in Myanmar's first free election in 25 years
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar -- Voting began on Sunday in Myanmar's first free nationwide election in quarter of a century, after a campaign that was marred by concerns about irregularities and religious tensions. The party of opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to win the largest...
November 7, 2015 - 10:00pm
October 14, 2015
Myanmar to hold landmark vote as planned
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar -- Myanmar's general election will go ahead as scheduled on Nov.
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
February 17, 2015
Two shot in first ever attack on Red Cross in Myanmar-witness
KUNLONG, Myanmar - Unknown attackers shot and wounded two people on Tuesday in the first ever assault on a Red Cross convoy in Myanmar where battles have raged in the northeast between government soldiers and ethnic insurgents over two weeks, a Reuters witness said. One...
February 17, 2015 - 11:40am
January 14, 2014
Women's group: Myanmar still uses rape as a weapon of war
WASHINGTON - A women's group says the military in Myanmar is still using rape as a weapon of war, with more than 100 women and girls raped by the army since a 2010 election brought about a nominally civilian government that has pursued rapprochement with the West. The Thailand-based...
January 14, 2014 - 9:50am
November 18, 2012
Obama to speak at Myanmar campus scarred by past
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- The soldiers began to shoot students at Rangoon University at 6:30 p.m. Hla Shwe watched, cowering in a nearby building, as his friends died. "I heard the shouting," he recalled. "They shot whoever they saw." It was July 7, 1962, the day rage at the military's...
November 18, 2012 - 11:00pm
Myanmar ready for historic Obama visit
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- President Barack Obama's historic visit to Myanmar on Monday is meant to show America's support for the country's transition to democracy. The White House has cautioned that Obama's trip to the former pariah state should not be viewed as a "victory celebration"...
November 18, 2012 - 9:08pm
October 30, 2012
Survivors criticize Myanmar gov't over clashes
SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) -- Survivors of ethnic clashes in western Myanmar lashed out at the government for failing to prevent violence between Muslims and Buddhists that has displaced more than 28,000 people over the last week. The crisis, which erupted in June, has raised international...
October 30, 2012 - 12:01am