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US imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over killings of Rohingya ...

07 July, 2019 7:34 pm 7:34 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. The steps, which also covered Min Aung Hlaing’s deputy, Soe Win, and two other senior commanders … Read More



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US imposes sanctions on Myanmar commander-in-chief over Rohingya abuses

07 July, 2019 8:47 am 8:47 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States have announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. The steps, which also covered Min Aung Hlaing’s deputy, Soe Win, and two other senior commanders … Read More



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Two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar freed after more than 500 days

05 May, 2019 9:08 am 9:08 am

YANGON (Reuters) – Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars. The two reporters, Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had been convicted in September … Read More



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Myanmar’s top court hears Reuters reporters’ appeal in official...

03 March, 2019 7:47 pm 7:47 pm

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – Myanmar’s Supreme Court heard the appeal on Tuesday of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about Myanmar’s progress towards democracy. Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than 15 months in detention since they were arrested in … Read More



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Thaw of Himalayas set to disrupt Asia’s rivers, crops: study

02 February, 2019 11:38 am 11:38 am

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – At least a third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush will thaw this century as temperatures rise, disrupting river flows vital for growing crops from China to India, scientists said on Monday. Vast glaciers make the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region – which is home to the world’s … Read More



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Myanmar, army chief, prosecuted, Rohingya genocide, UN rights envoy

Myanmar army chief must be prosecuted for Rohingya genocide: UN rights envo...

01 January, 2019 5:58 pm 5:58 pm

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Myanmar’s army chief should be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, a UN human rights investigator said, adding that holding perpetrators to account for crimes was necessary before refugees who fled the country could return. Yanghee Lee, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, was speaking during … Read More



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US House calls on Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

12 December, 2018 8:25 am 8:25 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US House of Representatives called nearly unanimously on Thursday for the government of Myanmar to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were imprisoned one year ago in a landmark free speech case. House members voted by 394 to 1 for a resolution calling for release of Wa … Read More



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Pakistan exempted from US sanctions on ‘particularly concern list’

12 December, 2018 6:01 pm 6:01 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The Trump administration has exempted Pakistan from sanctions that affect the countries added to the US ‘particularly concern list’ that violate religious freedom. Following strong protest by Pakistan, the US has announced not to put sanctions on Pakistan and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo waived sanctions in the US national … Read More



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Nine UN Security Council members ask to discuss Myanmar inquiry

10 October, 2018 12:07 pm 12:07 pm

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The chair of a United Nations inquiry that accused Myanmar’s military of genocide is likely to brief the Security Council this month after Britain, France, the United States and six other members requested the meeting, diplomats said on Tuesday. The move comes as global pressure mounts on Myanmar to act on … Read More



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EU considers trade sanctions on Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

10 October, 2018 8:10 am 8:10 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is considering trade sanctions on Myanmar over the Rohingya crisis, potentially stripping the country of tariff-free access to the world’s largest trading bloc, three EU officials said. The sanctions, under discussion at the European Commission, would include Myanmar’s lucrative textile industry and potentially put at risk thousands of jobs … Read More



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Those responsible for Myanmar crimes could face genocide charges: US

09 September, 2018 10:28 am 10:28 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A US government probe into Myanmar’s campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority was not aimed at determining whether genocide or crimes against humanity had been committed, but those responsible could still be held accountable for those crimes, a top State Department official said . The US State Department report released on … Read More



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Wives of Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar call for their release

09 September, 2018 9:44 am 9:44 am

YANGON (Reuters) – The wives of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar jailed for seven years on official secrets charges insisted on Tuesday that the men were innocent and called for them to be released and reunited with their young families as soon as possible. A court found the two journalists guilty on Monday in a … Read More



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Myanmar court jails Reuters reporters for seven years in landmark secrets c...

09 September, 2018 8:32 am 8:32 am

YANGON (Reuters) – A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country. Yangon northern district judge Ye Lwin said Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw … Read More



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Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, drives thousands from homes

08 August, 2018 9:32 am 9:32 am

YANGON (Reuters) – As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday. The disaster spotlights safety concerns about dams in Southeast Asia after last month’s collapse of a hydroelectric … Read More



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Pompeo urges release of Reuters reporters in meeting with Myanmar ministers

08 August, 2018 8:45 am 8:45 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for the immediate release of two Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar when he met Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Kyaw Tin on Saturday on the sidelines of a regional conference in Singapore, the State Department said. “Secretary Pompeo raised the issue of two detained Reuters reporters with … Read More



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