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Myanmar finds soldiers guilty in Rohingya atrocities court martial

Jun 30, 2020 - 11:51 PM

The rare action against military members comes as Myanmar faces charges of genocide at the United Nations' top court over a brutal 2017 crackdown against the Rohingya

FLEEING CONFLICT. In this file photo, members of Myanmar's Red Cross help people, who is fleeing a conflict area, upon arriving in Sittwe jetty, in Rakhine State on August 30, 2017. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

ICC team probes Rohingya atrocities in Bangladesh

Mar 06, 2019 - 8:53 PM

The International Criminal Court in a statement says the probe is part of the prosecutor office's 'ongoing preliminary examinations concerning the situation in Bangladesh/Myanmar'

ICC PROBE. A young Rohingya refugee walks back to his home at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia on February 4, 2019. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Myanmar picks panel to reform army-scripted constitution

Feb 19, 2019 - 9:27 PM

With 2020 polls looming, parliament has voted overwhelmingly to form a cross-party committee to debate reforms of the charter

REFORMS. Military officers who are appointed members of the Myanmar Parliament arrive to attend a session in Naypyidaw on February 19, 2019. Photo by Thet Aung/AFP

Jailed Myanmar Reuters reporters file appeal

Nov 05, 2018 - 5:31 PM

'We filed an appeal today on behalf of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo because the trial court's ruling was wrong,' says Reuters president and editor-in-chief Stephen J Adler

JAILED. The two Reuters journalists face 7 years in prison after allegedly obtaining classified documents illegally. Wa Lone photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP, Kyaw Soe Oo photo by Aung Kyaw Htet/AFP.

Facebook move on Myanmar raises thorny political questions

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:54 AM

Facebook says they will continue to investigate instances of 'devastating violence' around the world incited by users on the platform

Myanmar sacks top general involved in Rohingya crackdown

Jun 26, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The military says in a Facebook post that Major General Maung Maung Soe, the former head of the western command in Rakhine, has been 'purged' for poor performance

UN chief hits out at Myanmar army chief over Rohingya comments

Mar 27, 2018 - 10:23 AM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges Myanmar's leaders to 'take a unified stance against incitement to hatred and to promote cultural harmony'

ROHINGYA. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges Myanmar's leaders to 'take a unified stance against incitement to hatred and to promote cultural harmony.' File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Myanmar ship recovers black box from crashed plane

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:50 PM

The process of deciphering data from the black box can take days or even weeks

Myanmar military chief senior-general Min Aung Hlaing speaks during a crash donations ceremony for the victims of Myanmar military transport plane Y8 crash in Naypyidaw on June 10, 2017. Myanmar navy ships battled high winds as they scoured the storm-whipped Andaman sea for wreckage from a military plane crash, bringing another body to shore as scores remained missing. / AFP PHOTO / AUNG HTET

Debris found in sea after Myanmar military plane goes missing

Jun 07, 2017 - 8:23 PM

UPDATED Most of those on board are thought to be women and children who were traveling from the southern city of Myeik to Yangon

WORKHORSE. This file photo taken on August 5, 2015 shows a Myanmar Air Force Shaanxi Y-8 transport aircraft being unloaded at Sittwe airport in Rakhine state, similar to the aircraft carrying over 100 people that went missing between the southern city of Myeik and Yangon on June 7, 2017. Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Myanmar army takes outpost from powerful rebel group

Dec 18, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Troops backed by jets and artillery capture Gidon Outpost according to a state run newspaper

Ethnic peace talks seek to pave new path for Myanmar

Aug 31, 2016 - 12:27 PM

UPDATED Few expect a concrete deal to emerge from the 5 day talks which are seen as the start of a peace process that could take years

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Myanmar State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi deliver a joint press conference following their meeting in Naypyidaw on August 30, 2016 ahead of the peace conference. Romeo Gacad/AFP

5 dead in Myanmar military plane crash

Feb 10, 2016 - 4:00 PM

UPDATED No one survived the crash in Naypyidaw

CRASH SCENE. Firefighters and rescue workers put out a fire after a military aircraft crashed near the airport in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, February 10, 2016. Aung Gyi/EPA

Fresh fighting in Myanmar's north despite historic poll

Nov 18, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The ongoing clashes between the Shan State Army North and government forces displace hundreds of civilians two weeks after opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi s historic victory

SEEKING SHELTER. Myanmar people gather as they wait the arrival of a rescue team to flee away from self-administered Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar on February 17. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

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Nov 11, 2015 - 6:46 PM

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Global turbulence tests US alliances

Jul 17, 2014 - 1:09 PM

Sectarian chaos remaking the Middle East Edward Snowden s bombshells on US spying in Europe and political choices made in turbulent times have again put US alliances under pressure

US President Barack Obama speaks about federal highway funding after touring the Tuner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia, USA, 15 July 2014. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA