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Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges

YANGON Myanmar's government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

UPDATE 3-Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges

YANGON, Dec 13 Myanmar's government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

Statement from Stephen J. Adler, President and Editor-In-Chief, Reuters

"Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been reporting on events of global importance in Myanmar, and we learned today that they have been arrested in connection with their work. We are outraged by this blatant attack on press freedom.  We call for authorities to release them immediately." -- Stephen J. Adler, President and Editor-In-Chief, Reuters

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Red Cross says life has stopped in Myanmar's Rakhine

GENEVA Life has stopped in its tracks in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state where an estimated 180,000 Rohingya remain, fearful after violence drove 650,000 to flee to Bangladesh, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday.

World, United Nations, 6:48am EST

Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar - government spokesman

YANGON, Dec 13 Two Reuters journalists were arrested on Tuesday evening in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, a government spokesman said.

U.N. envoy urges Security Council to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh

UNITED NATIONS A top U.N. official recounted to the Security Council on Tuesday "heartbreaking and horrific accounts of sexual atrocities" by Myanmar soldiers against Rohingya Muslim women, urging the body to visit the region and demand an end to attacks on civilians.

World, United Nations, Dec 12 2017

Myanmar's business confidence plummets as policy uncertainty bites: survey

YANGON Business confidence among entrepreneurs in Myanmar dropped "drastically" this year due to unclear economic policy, a survey shows on Tuesday, amid growing frustration over leader Aung San Suu Kyi's management of the fledgling economy.

Dec 12 2017

Myanmar's business confidence plummets as policy uncertainty bites: survey

YANGON, Dec 12 Business confidence among entrepreneurs in Myanmar dropped "drastically" this year due to unclear economic policy, a survey shows on Tuesday, amid growing frustration over leader Aung San Suu Kyi's management of the fledgling economy.

Financials, Dec 12 2017

Pictures of the Year: A picture and its story

Reuters photographers witnessed the biggest stories of 2017 -- from Donald Trump's first year as U.S. president to the flight of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, from Venezuela's crisis to the fall of Islamic State and a tower block inferno in London.

World, Dec 11 2017

Exclusive: Myanmar to delay law that would have allowed more foreign investment

YANGON Myanmar will delay a long-awaited reform that would open the door further to foreign investment, two officials told Reuters, a move likely to disappoint cash-starved businesses amid growing doubts over the management of the economy by the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Dec 11 2017