Nobel 'peace laureate' defends genocide against Rohingya Muslims

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 - 11:28 GMT

Addressing a bench of 17 judges from around the world, 74-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi, blamed the conflict on an uprising by separatist insurgents.

At least 22 killed, 47 injured in Myanmar landslide

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 10:41 GMT

Officials believe up to 100 people could still be missing.

Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail

Tue, 07 May 2019 - 08:59 GMT

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars.

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 - 09:48 GMT

Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences.

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps, says refugees' plight 'shames us all'

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 - 09:19 GMT

U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie on Tuesday visited camps in Bangladesh for Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.

"Aware of atrocities": Twitter CEO responds to critics of Myanmar tweets

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 - 04:19 GMT

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday said he was "aware of the human rights atrocities and suffering in Myanmar."

If human rights shelved in N.Korea talks, UN expert warns: look at Myanmar

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 - 11:10 GMT

UN investigator voiced concern about human rights being sidelined during U.S. and S.Korean talks with N.Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

New UN panel to prepare indictments over Myanmar atrocities

Fri, 28 Sep 2018 - 02:20 GMT

The UN Human Rights Council voted Thursday to set up a panel to prepare criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar.

War crimes prosecutor begins examining alleged Rohingya deportations

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 12:09 GMT

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court had begun a preliminary examination into whether alleged forced deportations of Rohingya.

U.S. has not determined "genocidal intent" for attacks on Rohingya -State Dept.

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 - 12:17 GMT

The U.S. State Department has not made a determination of "genocidal intent" for attacks on Rohingya in Myanmar for legal reasons.

Facebook removes top Myanmar military official, others from website

Mon, 27 Aug 2018 - 10:22 GMT

Facebook said on Monday it was removing certain Myanmar military officials from the social media website.

Body of evidence: Rohingya scars testify to Myanmar crackdown

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 - 01:50 GMT

Rohingya refugee Mohammad Sikander felt a flash of pain as a bullet -- fired by a Myanmar soldier -- tore into his shoulder.

Nearly 120,000 displaced in Myanmar floods

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 - 10:36 GMT

Nearly 120,000 people have been displaced after floods submerged a vast swathe of southeastern Myanmar.

Race to restore Myanmar's film classics for a second screening

Sun, 08 Jul 2018 - 12:46 GMT

Race to restore Myanmar's film classics for a second screening.

U.S. lists Myanmar among worst offenders of human trafficking

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 - 11:10 GMT

The United States on Thursday placed Myanmar on its list of worst offenders of human trafficking.

UN human rights monitor denounces human rights violations in Myanmar

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 - 02:52 GMT

The U.N. special rapporteur for Myanmar denounced human rights violations by the country's government against ethnic Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar sacks top general involved in Rohingya crackdown

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 - 04:40 GMT

Myanmar's military said it sacked a top general who was named in fresh EU sanctions against security officials accused of serious rights violations in the Rohingya crisis.

North Korea rights abuses 'matter of discussion' by U.S.

Tue, 29 May 2018 - 10:00 GMT

Human rights abuses in North Korea, including violations of religious freedom, are a "matter of discussion" ahead of a summit between Trump and Jong Un.

U.S. House backs measure to clamp down on Myanmar over Rohingya rights

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 11:07 GMT

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favor of legislation to pressure Myanmar.

Myanmar court accepts testimony of policeman who said Reuters reporters framed

Wed, 02 May 2018 - 10:00 GMT

A judge in Myanmar declared on Wednesday that a witness who said two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets were framed by police was credible.