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Aung San Suu Kyi party official killed in Myanmar's Rakhine

Dec 26, 2019 - 3:25 PM

The National League for Democracy's Ye Thein, party chairman in Buthidaung township, had been held for weeks by the Arakan Army

Number of hostages 'killed' as Rakhine rebels, Myanmar army clash

Oct 27, 2019 - 9:35 PM

The insurgents and army blame each other for the deaths of hostages

Myanmar rebels kidnap over 40 police, soldiers in Rakhine – army

Oct 26, 2019 - 11:02 PM

Myanmar says rebels in concealed positions on a river bank shot at a ferry carrying off-duty police and soldiers

United Nations fears Myanmar human rights abuses in internet shutdown

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:46 PM

The military's 'clearance operations' can be a 'cover for committing gross human rights violations against the civilian population,' UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee says

THE MYANMAR SITUATION. University professor Yanghee Lee, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar speaks during a press conference in Dhaka on January 25, 2019. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Amnesty accuses Myanmar military of fresh 'war crimes' in Rakhine

May 29, 2019 - 3:19 PM

Army spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun denies all allegations by Amnesty International, saying the military's operations were within the law and they 'avoided harming civilians'

DENYING WAR CRIME ALLEGATIONS. Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun of Myanmar's military information committee attends a press conference in the Yangon division military headquarters in Yangon on Feburary 23, 2019. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Myanmar's Rakhine rebels attack police posts in pre-dawn raids

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Ethnic Rakhine rebels carried out pre-dawn attacks on 4 police stations near Myanmar border with Bangladesh

MYANMAR POLICE. File photo of a group of Myanmar police securing the Rakhine State government center in capital Sittwe on November 15, 2018. AFP Photo

3 bombs rock capital of Myanmar's Rakhine state

Feb 24, 2018 - 11:03 AM

(UPDATED) One is detonated in the compound of the state government secretary's home, while the two others explode in front of an office in the city and on a road leading to a beach

BOMBING. An earlier photo of people cleaning a damaged bulding after a bombing in Lashio in Myanmar's Shan state on February 22, 2018. Photo by AFP

8 dead in fighting in Myanmar town on China border

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Clashes erupt between Myanmar s military and several ethnic armed groups in the town of Muse

Myanmar holds crunch peace talks ahead of election

Aug 07, 2015 - 3:35 PM

The negotiations snag on whether a deal should include all rebel groups – including several still locked in combat with the army