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EU urges Myanmar to allow UN probe into Rohingya assaults

Brussels [Belgium], Jan 12 (ANI): The European Union (EU) urged Myanmar to allow the United Nations (UN) to access the country for conducting the probe into the Rohingya assaults reported so far.

Pope Francis Meeting With Aung San Suu Kyi

Pope Francis is meeting Tuesday with Myanmar's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, a day after the country's military chief said he told the pontiff that there is 'no religious

Myanmar and Bangladesh sign deal over return of Rohingya

DHAKA, Bangladesh - As part of a new deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh, now tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Rakhine state will be

Suu Kyi silent on Rohingya crisis at ASEM

Though silent about the protracted Rohingya crisis, State Counsellor and Union Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi today called for a new and stronger partnership among countries in Asia

HRW Rohingya Women Gang Raped by Myanmar Soldiers

Burmese soldiers have gang raped Rohingya women in continued violence against the Muslim minority in the Rakhine state, according to a Human Rights Watch report. Human Rights Watch cited

Myanmar Rejects UN Criticism Over Rohingya Muslim Crisis

Myanmar says criticism by the United Nations over its handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis could 'seriously harm' negotiations with neighboring Bangladesh to repatriate the 600,000

Myanmar Agrees to Allow UN Food Distribution Operations

The United Nations said Friday the Myanmar government has agreed to allow it to resume its food distribution operations in northern Rakhine State after a two-month suspension. The agreement

Burmese Army Opens Inquiry into Atrocities Against Rohingyas

Army officials in Myanmar say they have opened an internal probe into the behavior of Burmese troops in Rahkine State, where Myanmar military forces are accused of committing widespread atrocities

Myanmar Envoy Denies Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar's ambassador to Japan said Thursday there is no ethnic cleansing or genocide of Rohingya Muslims in his country despite violence that has led a half million of them to flee the

Myanmar's Suu Kyi Urges Unity, Creates New Aid Committee

YANGON, MYANMAR - Myanmar's embattled leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, called for national unity Thursday and said she has created a committee that will coordinate all international and local

Rohingya Muslims can return: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi relents

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - Following international pressure and a meeting with Foreign Office Minister Mark Field, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has declared that Rohingya Muslims can now return to

Amid global criticism, Suu Kyi condemns Rakhine violence

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - For days now, the world awaited Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s comments on the violence that broke out against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state - however, she

Myanmar‘s Aung San Suu Kyi to Give National Address on Rakhine Crisis

Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to give a highly anticipated national speech Tuesday addressing her country's crisis in Rakhine state, where ongoing violence has

Al Qaida Warns Myanmar of 'Punishment' Over Rohingya

Al Qaida militants have called for support for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, who are facing a security crackdown that has sent about 400,000 of them fleeing to Bangladesh, warning that Myanmar

Rohingya Crisis Viewed as Possible Tool for Extremists

As tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state have escaped across the border to neighboring Bangladesh, analysts warn that the situation could become a

Myanmar violence may have killed more than 1000: UN

Seoul - More than 1 000 people may already have been killed in Myanmar's Rakhine state, mostly members of the Muslim Rohingya minority, a senior United Nations representative told AFP on

Dozens killed in militant attacks on police posts in Myanmar

RAKHINE, Myanmar - Myanmar’s Rakhine state, that has witnessed several clashes between Muslim and Buddhist communities faced its worst violence in months on Friday. In pre-dawn raids,

In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, Concern Rises Over Press Freedom

YANGON - In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking out against their

Massive operation launched after aircraft carrying 120 people mysteriously disappears over the Andaman Sea

YANGON, Myanmar - In a baffling incident, a military aircraft, that left from a coastal town in Myanmar's largest city of Yangon, with 120 people on board, mysteriously vanished over the

Despite progress, life for children in Myanmar's remote areas remains a struggle, UNICEF warns

23 May 2017 -- The benefits of Myanmar's economic growth, reform and reconciliation efforts have not yet reached children in the country's remote, conflict-affected areas, leaving an

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