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At least 113 killed as Myanmar jade mine collapse buries workers

07 July, 2020 5:56 pm 5:56 pm

PHAKANT, Myanmar (Reuters) – A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 113 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a wave of mud and water that buried many workers. The miners were collecting stones in the jade-rich … Read More


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US court asked to force Facebook to release Myanmar officials’ data f...

06 June, 2020 8:54 pm 8:54 pm

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Lawyers bringing a case before the World Court accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority have asked a US district court to order Facebook to release posts and communications of Myanmar military and police. The International Court of Justice based in the Hague has agreed to hear a case accusing … Read More


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The house that trash built: Myanmar start-up turns clutter to handicrafts

03 March, 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am

YANGON (Reuters) – From a distance, ChuChu Design, a single-storey building across the river from Myanmar’s bustling commercial capital, looks like any other on the impoverished outskirts of the city. But on closer inspection, the roof has been fashioned from old tyres, the walls are made of glass bottles and the lampshades from melted plastic, … Read More


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ICJ orders Myanmar to take steps to stop genocide of Rohingya Muslims

01 January, 2020 4:52 pm 4:52 pm

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population from persecution and atrocities, and preserve evidence of alleged crimes against them. Mostly Muslim Gambia launched a lawsuit in November at the United Nations’ highest body for disputes between states, accusing Myanmar … Read More


Rohingya Muslims demand justice at Myanmar World Court case

12 December, 2019 3:06 pm 3:06 pm

COX’S BAZAR (Reuters) – Rohingya Muslims demanded Myanmar be held to account at the United Nations’ top court in The Hague, where Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set to defend the country against charges of genocide of the minority community. More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in 2017 … Read More


Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at ICJ

11 November, 2019 4:35 pm 4:35 pm

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Gambia said on Monday it had filed a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, drawing praise from human rights groups and Rohingya activists. More than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh since a 2017 crackdown by Myanmar’s … Read More


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UN chief asks Myanmar to ensure safe return of Rohingya

11 November, 2019 2:33 pm 2:33 pm

BANGKOK (AFP) – UN chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged Myanmar to ensure the “safe” return of Rohingya refugees driven out by army operations, a plea made in front of Aung San Suu Kyi more than two years since her country cracked down on the Muslim minority. Speaking at a summit of Southeast Asian leaders … Read More


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600,000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’...

09 September, 2019 1:27 am 1:27 am

NEW YORK – Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a “serious risk of genocide”, UN investigators said Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains “impossible”. The fact-finding mission to Myanmar, set up by the Human Rights Council, last year branded the army operations in 2017 … Read More


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Violent crimes: Bangladesh bans cell phone access in Rohingya camps

09 September, 2019 6:56 am 6:56 am

DHAKA – Bangladesh has ordered telecommunications companies to stop selling SIM cards and shut down cell phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in sprawling refugee camps.  The order resonated across the camps on Monday, where it threatened to disconnect Rohingya from several settlements that stretch for kilometres in the border district of Cox’s Bazar. The communication … Read More


Myanmar troops’ sexual violence against Rohingya shows ‘genocid...

08 August, 2019 9:14 pm 9:14 pm

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Sexual violence committed by Myanmar troops against Rohingya women and girls in 2017 was an indication of the military’s genocidal intent to destroy the mainly Muslim ethnic minority, United Nations investigators concluded in a report released on Thursday. The panel of independent investigators, set up by the UN Human Rights Council … Read More


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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


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