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Senior Myanmar police jailed for negligence over Rohingya attacks

YANGON Myanmar's police court has sentenced three senior officers to prison for negligence after Rohingya insurgents overran three border posts in October, killing nine policemen, a government official said on Friday.

Myanmar Buddhists decry Thai government's temple crackdown

YANGON Around 100 Buddhist monks and nationalists in Myanmar staged a protest against Thailand on Friday, denouncing the government of the neighboring country for its actions against a temple that has defied orders to hand over a wanted monk.

World, United Nations, Thailand, Feb 24 2017

Exclusive: Myanmar probing police 'cover-up' of deaths of two Rohingya Muslims

YANGON Myanmar's army-controlled home ministry is investigating a cover-up by the country's border force of the deaths in custody of two Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine State, according to a police report reviewed by Reuters and interviews with two senior security officials.

World, United Nations, Feb 21 2017

Bangladesh calls for efforts to curb Rohingya influx

DHAKA Bangladesh's foreign minister called on the international community on Monday to address Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, tens of thousands of whom have fled in recent months to Bangladesh from its mainly Buddhist neighbor.

World, United Nations, Feb 20 2017

Myanmar soldiers injured in clash with militants in troubled Rakhine

YANGON Two members of Myanmar's security forces were injured in a clash with militants on the troubled Rakhine State border with Bangladesh, Myanmar state counselor's office said, casting doubt on the government's claim that the region had stabilized.

World, United Nations, Feb 19 2017

Myanmar says military operation in troubled Rakhine has ended

YANGON Myanmar's military has ended a clearance operation in the country's troubled Rakhine State, government officials said, ending a four-month sweep that the United Nations said may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing.

World, United Nations, Feb 15 2017

Reuters Select: Children are the new targets in Duterte’s drug war

Before Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs had even begun, allies of the Philippines president were quietly preparing for a wider offensive. On June 30, as Duterte was sworn in, they introduced a bill into the Philippine Congress that could allow children as young as nine to be targeted in a crackdown that has since claimed more than 7,600 lives. Reuters' Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall report from Manila.

Feb 15 2017

Former Myanmar armyman suspected in killing of lawyer: president's office

YANGON The office of Myanmar's civilian president on Wednesday said a former military officer is suspected to have hired the killer of a prominent lawyer advising Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, in a likely bid to destabilize the country.

World, United Nations, Feb 15 2017

Myanmar woman detained in probe into death of half-brother of North Korea leader: Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities have detained a woman from Myanmar in connection with the investigation into the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Malaysian state news agency Bernama reported on Wednesday.

World, Feb 15 2017

Sold into marriage - how Rohingya girls become child brides in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR The slight girl in a turquoise headscarf held back tears as she recalled what happened when she fled to Malaysia from Myanmar's violence-hit Rakhine state. Just 12-years-old at the time, she was forced to wed a man she did not know, and who was more than a decade older than her.

Feb 15 2017

Images from Myanmar

A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

Myanmar's long standing political crisis has forced millions of refugees across the border.  Slideshow