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Myanmar volunteers under strain as coronavirus toll grows

Oct 04 2020

YANGON As Myanmar's coronavirus infections soar, the work never seems to stop for volunteers who have stepped in to help carry those suspected of symptoms to quarantine centres or hospitals.

Myanmar volunteers under strain as coronavirus toll grows

Oct 04 2020

YANGON, Oct 4 As Myanmar's coronavirus infections soar, the work never seems to stop for volunteers who have stepped in to help carry those suspected of symptoms to quarantine centres or hospitals.

'Sacrificed on the altar': Myanmar jade mine disaster fed by COVID-era desperation

Jul 10 2020

HPAKANT Sut Seng Du says he turned over 100 bodies as he clawed through the mud in a heavy downpour last week, before he finally found his brother, one of 172 people buried alive in the worst mining disaster anyone can remember in Myanmar's "jade city".

As Myanmar farmers lose their land, sand mining for Singapore is blamed

Mar 04 2020

YANGON/SINGAPORE From a boat on the Salween River in southeastern Myanmar, Than Zaw Oo pointed to a brown stretch of water he said was once full of lush paddy fields. | Video

Myanmar nationalists hold pro-military rally amid tensions with government

Feb 09 2020

YANGON Hundreds of Myanmar nationalists rallied in the country's commercial capital on Sunday in a show of support for the military, amid tensions between the civilian government and the army ahead of elections expected later this year.

Myanmar reimposes internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine, Chin states: telco operator

Feb 05 2020

YANGON Myanmar has reimposed an internet shutdown in two conflict-torn western states, after partially lifting the blackout five months ago, a leading telecoms operator said late on Monday.

Myanmar reimposes internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine, Chin states - telco operator

Feb 04 2020

YANGON, Feb 4 Myanmar has reimposed an internet shutdown in two conflict-torn western states, after partially lifting the blackout five months ago, a leading telecoms operator said late on Monday.

Myanmar already protecting Rohingya, ruling party says after world court's order

Jan 24 2020

YANGON Myanmar has put in place measures to protect Rohingya Muslims, a spokesman for the ruling party said on Friday, shrugging off an order from the International Court of Justice a day earlier to stop genocidal acts against the ethnic minority.

As China’s Xi visits Myanmar, ethnic groups rue 'disrespectful' investment

Jan 17 2020

MYITKYINA, Myanmar The streets of Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw were festooned with banners celebrating 70 years of Myanmar-China relations ahead of the arrival of President Xi Jinping on Friday for his first visit to the Southeast Asian nation as China's leader.

China’s Xi to tie up Belt and Road deals in 'historic' Myanmar visit

Jan 16 2020

YANGON China's President Xi Jinping will visit Myanmar on Friday to ink massive infrastructure deals and extend influence in a neighbor whose ties with the West were frayed by accusations that it conducted genocidal policies against ethnic Rohingya Muslims.

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