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

Feb 06 2019

COX'S BAZAR U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie on Tuesday visited camps in Bangladesh for Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar and condemned the world's failure to prevent a crisis that saw 730,000 people driven from their homes. | Video

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

Jan 31 2019

YANGON A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defense had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent. | Video

Myanmar Suu Kyi's party clashes with military over proposal to change army-drafted charter

Jan 29 2019

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's ruling party clashed with military lawmakers on Tuesday as it proposed steps towards changing the constitution, its biggest challenge in nearly three years to the army's power over politics as enshrined in the charter.

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

Dec 28 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

Lost idol: New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

Dec 26 2018

(This December 1 story is refiled to fix typographical errors in paragraphs 16 and 22.)

Special Report: Fading Icon - What happened to Aung San Suu Kyi?

Dec 19 2018

YANGON/LONDON Aung San Suu Kyi was once a global hero. Today, her reputation is sullied. What happened?

Special Report: Myanmar's moves could mean the Rohingya never go home

Dec 18 2018

By Poppy McPherson, Simon Lewis, Thu Thu Aung, Shoon Naing and Zeba Siddiqui | Video

Myanmar religion minister says Rohingya 'brainwashed' to 'march' on the country

Dec 04 2018

YANGON Myanmar’s Minister for Religion on Tuesday said Rohingya Muslim refugees living in neighboring Bangladesh are being "brainwashed" into "marching" on the Buddhist-majority nation, amid a diplomatic feud over the fate of the persecuted minority.

FEATURE-Lost idol: New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

Nov 30 2018

YANGON, Dec 1 Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics.

Exclusive: U.N. will not help Myanmar with long-term camps for Rohingya - document

Nov 13 2018

YANGON The United Nations' refugee agency will not provide humanitarian assistance to Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar if they are interned in camps, according to an internal position paper circulated days before the initial repatriation is due to start.

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