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Three bombs rock Myanmar's northwestern city Sittwe, policeman injured

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YANGON Three bombs rocked the capital of Myanmar's restive Rakhine State, Sittwe, early on Saturday, police said, adding that a policeman was slightly injured and the authorities were still working to determine who was behind the bombings.

Myanmar bulldozes Rohingya villages after 'cleansing' campaign: group

YANGON Myanmar has bulldozed at least 55 villages that were emptied of their Rohingya Muslim inhabitants during violence that began last year, Human Rights Watch said on Friday citing a review of new satellite imagery.

World, United Nations, Feb 23 2018

EU set to prepare sanctions on Myanmar generals: diplomats

BRUSSELS The European Union will start preparing sanctions against Myanmar generals over killings of Rohingya Muslims by formally calling on the bloc's foreign policy chief next week to draw up a list of possible names, two diplomats said.

World, United Nations Feb 23 2018

Amnesty says Rohingya crisis consequence of society 'encouraged to hate'

LONDON The crisis in Myanmar and reported massacres of Rohingya Muslims are the consequence of a society encouraged to hate and a lack of global leadership on human rights, Amnesty International said on Thursday. | Video

World, Feb 22 2018

Myanmar parks could stop thousands of Karen refugees returning home

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Plans to protect swathes of mountainous jungle in Myanmar could prevent refugees from returning and uproot 16,000 people living within the proposed boundaries of two parks, campaigners said.

Feb 22 2018

Floating Island: New home for Rohingya refugees emerges in Bay of Bengal

DHAKA/BHASAN CHAR/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from top Bangladeshi officials about whether the refugees would end up being stranded there. | Video

World, United Nations, Feb 22 2018

Two dead, 22 hurt from bomb blast in northeast Myanmar city Lashio

YANGON A bomb blast killed two bank employees and injured 22 other people in Myanmar's northeastern city of Lashio on Wednesday, the government and the military said.

World, Feb 22 2018

Civilian witness contradicts Myanmar police on Reuters reporters' arrest: defense

YANGON The first civilian to testify in the case of two Reuters reporters accused of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act contradicted police and prosecutors on Wednesday about where the pair were arrested, a defense lawyer said.

World, United Nations, Feb 21 2018

Civilian witness contradicts Myanmar police on Reuters reporters'arrest-defence

YANGON, Feb 21 The first civilian to testify in the case of two Reuters reporters accused of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act contradicted police and prosecutors on Wednesday about where the pair were arrested, a defence lawyer said.

Bangladesh, Myanmar officials visit Rohingya trapped at border

DHAKA/YANGON Myanmar and Bangladeshi representatives held talks about 5,300 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between their two countries and visited the area on Tuesday, officials and Rohingya refugees told Reuters.

World, United Nations, Feb 20 2018