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China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

Published 20/11/2017

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the 13th Asia Europe Foreign Ministers Meeting (ASEM) in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, November 20, 2017. REUTERS/StringerNAYPYITAW (Reuters) - [more…]

Myanmar army`s self-exoneration draws Amnesty`s scorn

Myanmar army`s self-exoneration draws Amnesty`s scorn

Published 14/11/2017

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Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Published 14/11/2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Rohingya refugees and extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at a summit of Asian and Western leaders on Tuesday, sensitive human rights issues skirted by almost all the others. [more…]

Bob Geldof calls Aung San Suu Kyi `handmaiden to genocide`

Bob Geldof calls Aung San Suu Kyi `handmaiden to genocide`

Published 13/11/2017

Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof called Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi "a hand maiden to genocide" on Monday as he returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest over his fellow recipient's response to the repression of Rohingya Muslims. [more…]

Myanmar`s Aung San Suu Kyi `appalled` at Rohingya crisis: adviser

Myanmar`s Aung San Suu Kyi `appalled` at Rohingya crisis: adviser

Published 13/10/2017

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi is "appalled" at the Rohingya refugee crisis in her country and is determined to fix it, but needs to be careful not to inflame the situation further, an adviser to Suu Kyi told reporters on Friday. [more…]

Rohingya refugee boat capsizes on way to Bangladesh, 12 dead: police

Rohingya refugee boat capsizes on way to Bangladesh, 12 dead: police

Published 09/10/2017

A boat carrying Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh capsized and at least 12 people, most of them children, drowned, police said on Monday, the latest victims of violence in Myanmar that has forced more than half a million people to flee. [more…]

Thousands more Rohingya flee to border as Myanmar violence flares

Thousands more Rohingya flee to border as Myanmar violence flares

Published 30/08/2017

Nearly 9,000 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and fearing for their lives, have fled the worst violence to grip northwest Myanmar in at least five years, while thousands more are stuck at the Bangladesh border or preparing to reach it in coming days. [more…]

Bangladesh pushes back thousands of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence

Bangladesh pushes back thousands of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence

Published 28/08/2017

Bangladesh border guards on Monday moved to push back thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing the worst violence in Myanmar in five years, with 104 people killed and the United Nations and aid groups forced to pull out some staff. [more…]

Myanmar policeman fled deadly mob attack on Rohingya men

Myanmar policeman fled deadly mob attack on Rohingya men

Published 05/07/2017

A policeman in Myanmar fled the scene of a deadly mob attack on Rohingya Muslims that has put the troubled western state of Rakhine on edge, two police officials said on Wednesday.

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Myanmar trains midwives to tackle maternal death rate

Myanmar trains midwives to tackle maternal death rate

Published 01/04/2017

A midwife listens to a baby's movement through a pregnant woman's belly in Central Women's Hospital in Yangon, Myanmar March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Pyay Kyaw Aung

Myanmar is training up hundreds of midwives in an effort to reduce the number of women who die in childbirth, one of many social policy reforms launched by the country as it emerges from decades of military rule.

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