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Rakhine rebels kill 13 in Independence Day attack on Myanmar police posts

Jan 05 2019

YANGON Rakhine insurgents killed 13 policemen and injured nine in attacks on four police posts in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Friday as the country marked Independence Day, the official news agency said.

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.)

Myanmar court hears arguments in appeal case of jailed Reuters reporters

Dec 26 2018

YANGON A Myanmar court heard arguments on Monday in the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act. | Video

Myanmar says policeman found dead near border with Bangladesh

Dec 23 2018

YANGON The body of a missing Myanmar policeman was found on the country's troubled border with Bangladesh, state media and officials said on Sunday after a clash with unknown gunmen last week.

Myanmar army pauses operations in north in rare conciliatory action

Dec 21 2018

The Myanmar military on Friday announced a more than four-month cessation of its activities in northern areas where it is fighting ethnic minority insurgents, in what appeared to be a rare conciliatory move aimed at kick-starting peace talks.

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 activists stage rally on anniversary of Reuters reporters' arrest

Dec 12 2018

More than 100 Myanmar activists marked the anniversary on Wednesday of the arrest of two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in jail in a landmark free speech case by releasing balloons at a rally in the country's largest city Yangon. | Video

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.

Myanmar seizes boat carrying 93 fleeing Rohingya camps for Malaysia

Nov 27 2018

YANGON Authorities in Myanmar have seized a boat carrying 93 people, apparently Rohingya Muslims, fleeing displacement camps in western Myanmar's Rakhine State and hoping to reach Malaysia, an official said on Tuesday.

Myanmar police shoot, injure four in raid on Rohingya camp: witness

Nov 18 2018

YANGON Myanmar police shot and injured four Rohingya Muslims on Sunday, after detaining two men accused of smuggling people out of a camp for displaced people in western Rakhine state, a witness and police told Reuters.

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