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Rohingya protesters call for freedom for Reuters reporters in Myanmar

Sep 07 2018

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh About 50 Rohingya Muslim refugees gathered in a muddy sports field in a camp in Bangladesh on Wednesday to protest against the conviction in Myanmar of two Reuters reporters, who were arrested while covering the plight of their community.

Exclusive: Fake photos in Myanmar army's 'True News' book on the Rohingya crisis

Aug 31 2018

YANGON The grainy black-and-white photo, printed in a new book on the Rohingya crisis authored by Myanmar's army, shows a man standing over two bodies, wielding a farming tool. "Bengalis killed local ethnics brutally", reads the caption. | Video

Corrected: Exclusive - Fake photos in Myanmar army's 'True News' book on the Rohingya crisis

Sep 01 2018

(Corrects "fleeing" to "who had fled" in paragraph 21. This story has since been updated) | Video

Myanmar rejects 'false allegations' in U.N. genocide report

Aug 29 2018

YANGON Myanmar rejected on Wednesday a report by United Nations investigators that called for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide, saying the international community was making "false allegations". | Video

Reuters journalists face verdict next week on Myanmar secrets charges

Aug 26 2018

YANGON The judge in the trial of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar on accusations of obtaining secret state documents said on Monday he will deliver his verdict on Aug. 27, in a case seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy. | Video

U.N says it is still denied 'effective access' to Myanmar's Rakhine

Aug 21 2018

YANGON The United Nations is awaiting “effective access” to the Myanmar region where 700,000 Rohingya Muslims were driven out in an army crackdown, months after agreeing with the government to aid the return of refugees, the U.N. country head said on Tuesday.

Facebook says it was 'too slow' to fight hate speech in Myanmar

Aug 16 2018

YANGON Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Facebook says it was “too slow” to fight hate speech in Myanmar

Aug 15 2018

YANGON, Aug 16 Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Fire hits Myanmar hospital, patients evacuated on stretchers

Aug 14 2018

YANGON A fire broke out in a hospital in Myanmar's largest city of Yangon late on Monday, forcing staff to evacuate patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs, rescuers said.

Exclusive: Citing lack of progress, secretary to Myanmar's Rohingya panel quits

Jul 20 2018

YANGON The Thai secretary to an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis quit his post, dealing another blow to the credibility of a body meant to demonstrate the government's commitment to resolving the issue.

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