Myanmar

U.S. envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence

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UNITED NATIONS - U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Thursday urged the Myanmar government to intervene in Rakhine State to stop violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims and ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Reporters charged with defamation remanded on bail in Thailand

PHUKET, Thailand - Two journalists were remanded on bail in Thailand on Thursday on charges of criminal defamation and other offences in connection with a story they published on the trafficking of Muslim minority Rohingya people from Myanmar.

World, Thailand, 17 Apr 2014

Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for U.S. spying coverage

NEW YORK - The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. | Video

Syria 15 Apr 2014

Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for U.S. spying coverage

NEW YORK - The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying.

Syria, Special Reports 14 Apr 2014

Reuters, Guardian US, Washington Post, Boston Globe win Pulitzer prizes

NEW YORK - Reuters won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for international reporting on the violent persecution of a Muslim minority in Myanmar, the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University announced.

Entertainment, Fashion, 14 Apr 2014

Special Report: Flaws found in Thailand's human-trafficking crackdown

SATUN, Thailand - After a two-hour trek through swamp and jungle, Police Major General Thatchai Pitaneelaboot halts in a trash-strewn clearing near Thailand's remote border with Malaysia.

UN envoy urges Myanmar to allow aid access to Rohingyas

YANGON - A U.N. envoy on Monday urged Myanmar to allow the return of aid groups forced to flee attacks in Rakhine state, warning their departure threatened "severe consequences" for Muslims sheltering in camps from violence by majority Buddhists.

World, United Nations, 07 Apr 2014

UK summons Myanmar envoy, calls for aid group access to Rakhine state

LONDON - Britain summoned Myanmar's ambassador on Monday to call on the southeast Asian nation to allow aid agencies to resume their work in violence-torn Rakhine state, Britain's Foreign Office said.

World, 07 Apr 2014

U.S. calls for end to humanitarian curbs in Myanmar's Rakhine

WASHINGTON - The United States called on Myanmar on Wednesday to lift travel restrictions on U.N. and other humanitarian staff to allow them to resume work in the country's Rakhine State, which has been hit by ethnic and religious violence.

World, United Nations, 02 Apr 2014

Humanitarian crisis looms in western Myanmar as foreign aid workers leave

DHAECHAUNG VILLAGE, Myanmar - With food stocks dwindling and prices rising by the hour in his camp for displaced Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine state, Hla Maung decided to ask a friend in the neighbouring village for food.

World, United Nations, 01 Apr 2014

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