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UK's Hunt says pressed Suu Kyi on 'justice and accountability' for Rohingya

Sep 20 2018

NAYPYITAW Myanmar must ensure there is "no hiding place" for those responsible for crimes against its Rohingya minority if it is to avoid a lasting stain on the country's reputation, Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday.

Myanmar youth, journalists demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

Sep 17 2018

YANGON At least 100 Myanmar youth activists and journalists called for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists on Sunday, warning that the seven-year prison terms handed to the pair this month threaten the public's right to information. | Video

Myanmar group founded by prominent dissident urges release of Reuters reporters

Sep 12 2018

YANGON An organization founded by one of Myanmar's most famous political prisoners and an old ally of Aung San Suu Kyi, called on Wednesday for the release of two Reuters journalists jailed after being found guilty of violating an official secrets law.

Myanmar says court in Reuters reporters' case was independent

Sep 07 2018

YANGON Myanmar's government spokesman said on Friday a court that convicted two Reuters journalists under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act was independent and followed due process, after international calls for the pair to be released.

Myanmar court jails Reuters reporters for seven years in landmark secrets case

Sep 03 2018

YANGON A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress toward democracy in the Southeast Asian country. | Video

Myanmar army apologizes for mistaken photos in book on Rohingya crisis

Sep 03 2018

YANGON The Myanmar military issued a rare apology on Monday, acknowledging that two photographs it published in a book on the crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority were "published incorrectly".

Myanmar military releases 75 child soldiers from service

Aug 31 2018

YANGON Myanmar's armed forces released 75 children and young people from military service on Friday, the United Nations said, amid international outrage over alleged abuses committed by troops in the country's numerous ongoing conflicts.

Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, thousands driven from homes

Aug 30 2018

SWAR CREEK DAM, Myanmar As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday. | Video

More than 50,000 evacuated in Myanmar as homes, shops flooded after dam fails

Aug 29 2018

IN KYIN KONE, Myanmar More than 50,000 people have evacuated their homes in central Myanmar after part of a dam failed on Wednesday, inundating communities and damaging a bridge on a major highway, officials said.

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