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Myanmar is worst-performing country for aid access, as Rohingya refugees face monsoon threats

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Myanmar tops a list of countries where the ability of aid groups to reach people in need has worsened in the past six months, the Geneva-based research group ACAPS has said.

Australia PM meets Myanmar leader Suu Kyi, to raise human rights concerns

SYDNEY Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Canberra on Monday to be met by a military honor guard and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who has said he will raise human rights issues during her visit. | Video

Australia AG rejects lawyers' bid to prosecute Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

SYDNEY Australia's attorney general said that Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has diplomatic immunity, rejecting a bid by activist lawyers to have her face charges for crimes against humanity over the country's treatment of minority Rohingya Muslims.

Suu Kyi spoke at length about Myanmar troubles: Turnbull

SYDNEY Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi spoke at length about her country's troubled western state of Rakhine at a Sydney conference on Sunday and appealed to Southeast Asian neighbors for help, Australia's prime minister said.

UNHCR chief pessimistic on deal for Rohingya returns to Myanmar

GENEVA A quick agreement to return Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is looking less and less likely, the U.N. refugee chief said on Friday as he launched an almost $1 billion appeal to support the stateless Muslims in camps in Bangladesh for the rest of 2018.

World, United Nations, Mar 16 2018

Myanmar urged not to drag out case against Reuters reporters

YANGON Some international observers urged Myanmar on Wednesday not to drag out legal proceedings against two Reuters journalists, as they appeared in court for the 10th time since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers. | Video

World, Mar 15 2018

Myanmar says it has verified fewer than 400 Rohingya for repatriation

YANGON Myanmar has only been able to verify 374 Rohingya Muslim refugees for possible repatriation from Bangladesh, officials said on Wednesday, blaming their neighbor for not providing the correct information about the refugees.

World, United Nations, Mar 14 2018

U.N. official says violence and torture continues on Rohingya

DHAKA Crimes verging on genocide were being committed against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, and those crimes bore "the fingerprints of the Myanmar government and of the international community", the United Nations special adviser on the prevention of genocide said on Tuesday.

World, United Nations Mar 13 2018

U.N. investigators cite Facebook role in Myanmar crisis

GENEVA U.N. human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar said on Monday that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech there.

Tech, World, Facebook Mar 12 2018

U.N. expert says Myanmar government employs starvation policy in Rakhine

GENEVA The Myanmarese government appears to be pursuing a policy of starvation in Rakhine state to force out the remaining Muslim Rohingya population, a U.N. investigator said on Monday.

World, United Nations Mar 12 2018