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EU urges Myanmar to allow UN probe into Rohingya assaults

Rohingya assaults reported Date : January 12, 2018 Reporter : ANI 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. As per Anadolu news agency, the request comes after the military admitted to the killing of 10 Rohingyas in the war-ravaged Rakhine state. The request comes after Myanmar military admitted that some of its soldiers were involved in the murder of 10 captured Rohingya men in western ...Full Story


Myanmar and Bangladesh sign deal over return of Rohingya

Date : November 25, 2017 Reporter : BNN Rohingiya will be able to return back 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 able to return back. The Ministry of ...Full Story


Myanmar Envoy Denies Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims

Date : October 14, 2017 Reporter : VoA/ BNN Myanmar security forces responded to Rohingya militant attacks 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 country. Myanmar security forces responded ...Full Story


The Economist: Banking in Myanmar

Date : October 24, 2014 Reporter : burmanet Myanmar 24 banks four of which are wholly state-owned Spend a few days in Yangon, and you can almost believe you are in a country with a functioning financial sector. ATMs, completely absent just a few years ago, now dot the city. Credit cards are increasingly (though still not widely) ...Full Story


EU urges Myanmar to allow UN probe into Rohingya assaults

Date : January 12, 2018 Reporter : ANI Rohingya assaults reported 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. As per Anadolu news agency, the ...Full Story


Myanmar Rejects UN Criticism Over Rohingya Muslim Crisis

Date : November 8, 2017 Reporter : VoA/ BNN Seriously harm 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 Rohingyas who fled across the border to ...Full Story


Pope Francis Meeting With Aung San Suu Kyi

Date : November 28, 2017 Reporter : VoA/BNN She has faced criticism for her response to the crisis 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 discrimination' in Myanmar. The United ...Full Story


China Nudges Myanmars New Government to Restart Controversial Dam Project

Date : March 20, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network 3.6-billion $ Myitsone Dam project China is pushing the Myanmar government to restart the controversial U.S. $3.6-billion Myitsone Dam project, which was temporarily halted in 2011 by outgoing President Thein Sein amid fervent opposition mainly because of the ...Full Story


Recently Detained Boat People Will be Moved to a "Safe Place"

Date : June 4, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Myanmar Official More than 700 boat people detained at sea by Myanmar's navy last week will soon be moved to a "safe place," with refugees from neighboring Bangladesh sent back to that country if they wish to return, a government spokesman ...Full Story


Opium poppy cultivation in ‘Golden Triangle’ hits new high in 2014 - 8211 UN report

Date : December 8, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Myanmar will remain Southeast Asia’s top opium producer 8 December 2014 - Cultivation of opium poppy crops in Myanmar and Laos rose again for the eighth consecutive year, nearly tripling the amount harvested in 2006, according to a new report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs ...Full Story


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

Date : June 9, 2017 Reporter : BNN Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane 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 Andaman Sea. > BNN   The army ...Full Story


Burma Constructs New Border Checkpoints With Bangladesh

Date : March 21, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet The Home Ministry told parliament Thursday Burma, also known as Myanmar, says it is building new checkpoints along its border with Bangladesh in volatile Rakhine state. The Home Ministry told parliament Thursday the government is also resuming the construction of a fence ...Full Story


Myanmar´s protest China-backed dam project

Date : March 25, 2014 Reporter : The vast majority of Burmese do not have access to electricity. Dozens of protesters gathered together on Sunday in northern Myanmar, calling for the cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam project over environmental concerns, rports The $3.6 billion dam along ...Full Story


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