Burma

'Hate narratives' From Abroad Drive Myanmar Communities Apart, Suu Kyi Says

According to the United Nations, since August nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from mainly Buddhist Myanmar's northern Rakhine state have fled to …

Asia

ICC gives Myanmar deadline over Rohingya case jurisdiction

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Judges at the International Criminal Court have given Myanmar a deadline to respond to a prosecution request that they consider hearing a case on the alleged deportation of Rohingya minorities to Bangladesh.<p>In a decision published on Thursday, the judges asked Myanmar to reply …

International Criminal Court

Meanwhile, in Myanmar

While much of the U.S. media remains focused on the U.S./Mexico border, Voice of America host <b>Greta Van Susteren</b> is heading to another troubled border …

Advertising Industry

MySquar buys MyPay Myanmar ahead of money launch - Mobile World Live

Myanmar-headquartered social media and entertainment company MySquar acquired long-term partner MyPay Myanmar for £2 million, as it continues …

FinTech

Myanmar government's political imperative to resolve conflict

June 21, 2018 5:00 AM<br>International opinion on the conflict in Myanmar's Rakhine state appears to have evolved in recent months. Where a primarily …

Opinion

#19 - Journey to Justice: Bringing Human Rights to the Rohingya of Myanmar

Human Rights

Race against the clock to find elderly WWII Burmese veterans who fought for Britain against the Japanese but were forgotten and live in poverty

• <b>Thousands of Burmese fought bravely for Britain against Japan in 1942-45</b>• <b><br>Many worked with SOE mounting 'the most successful guerrilla campaign of</b> …

World History

In Myanmar, Baseball is a Home Run

The national baseball team receives little support from Myanmar and sees few fans in the stands but it's clear there's no shortage of effort and …

Vietnam

Myanmar is now erasing the Rohingya’s very name

THE TRAGEDY of the Rohingya Muslims of Burma began with the forced expulsion of more than a half-million Rohingya people from northern Rakhine state to neighboring Bangladesh, a brutal army operation undertaken in response to an attack from a Rohingya militant group. But this conflict, now a …

Opinion

Aung San Suu Kyi meets senior Chinese official on bilateral ties

Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi met with Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe on bilateral relations.<p>Wei said during …

Asia

Why the UN Deal With Myanmar Ignores Rohingya Realities

Last week, the United Nations and the Myanmar government inked a deal that will supposedly begin the long process of repatriating hundreds of …

Aung San Suu Kyi

Why You Should Put Pindaya On Your Myanmar Itinerary

Asia, Myanmar<p>Jun 3, 2018<p>What To Do In Mandalay – Your Ultimate Mandalay Guide<p>Why should Mandalay be on your Myanmar itinerary? Colorful markets, …

Asia

FIRB approval for $15m investment in Myanmar

Perilya Limited has received notice from Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board, confirming it has no objection to the issuance of Myanmar …

Mining

Kirin investigates if donations went to Myanmar’s forces

Japanese beer company Kirin is investigating whether any of its donations went to Myanmar's military, accused of brutal attacks against Rohingya …

Asia

Roger Browning, sapper in Burma – obituary

Roger Browning, who has died aged 96, was a sapper in the Burma campaign before taking up farming, and subsequently became mayor of Colchester.<p>In December 1944, after rigorous training in India, Browning, in command of a section of 751 Indian Mechanical Equipment Platoon (751 IMEP), moved to …

Myanmar

Video: A Spectacular Journey Through Myanmar

If you want to get off the well-trodden tourist path in Southeast Asia, add Myanmar to your list of places to visit. The country only opened up to …

Asia

Myanmar struggles with insurgents

Backed by China, armed separatist groups in Myanmar do have close links with Indian outfits like ULFA too

Asia

The U.N. and Burma signed a deal to resettle Rohingya refugees, but no one knows what’s in it

Last week, the United Nations inked a deal with the government of Burma to begin the long process of resettling some of the 700,000 Rohingya refugees who fled their homes for neighboring Bangladesh after a brutal military campaign last year.<p>The Burmese government promoted the agreement as proof …

World News

Reporting on ethnic persecution in Myanmar

<b>Over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims fled their homes in Myanmar to seek refuge in neighboring Bangladesh in 2017. The Myanmar military, and civilian</b> …

Asia

Fresh pressure on Myanmar over Rohingyas

As Myanmar remains 'very slow' in creating conditions for the safe return of Rohingyas from Bangladesh, international pressure are mounting afresh on …

Asia

Tips for Planning a Trip to Myanmar – Things You Need to Know

Asia, Travel Stories Vietnam<p>Mar 8, 2018<p>Letters from Hoi An<p>Letters from Hoi An (or How to Make Your Banana Strong) Hi there dear friends family and …

Asia

New UN envoy to pay first visit to Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) -<p>The new UN envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, will pay her first visit to the country beginning Tuesday, holding talks on human rights and the Rohingya refugee crisis, the UN said.<p>The former Swiss ambassador to Germany who was appointed in April …

Asia

UK's Boris Johnson repeated concerns about Rohingya treatment in call with Myanmar leader

Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he had reiterated concerns about the treatment of the Rohingya Muslims in a call with …

Boris Johnson

Taking a Stand, for a Name

Since October 2017, a network in Burma has been carrying programming from Radio Free Asia. RFA is an American news service. Now the Burmese …

Conservative View

Myanmar Lawyer Wins $1.1 Million Aurora Humanitarian Prize

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A lawyer from Myanmar who has worked to promote the rights of the country's persecuted Rohingya minority has been awarded the …

Humanitarianism

Note to Correspondents: Travels by the Special Envoy for Myanmar, Ms. Christine Schraner Burgener | United Nations Secretary-General

Ms. Christine Schraner Burgener, who was appointed by the Secretary-General on 26 April as his Special Envoy on Myanmar, will be undertaking the …

United Nations

High demand in NZ for Methamphetamine made in Myanmar

Methamphetamine made by armed rebels and gangs in Myanmar is appearing on New Zealand streets.<p>Drug experts have told the Herald on Sunday …

New Zealand

‘Rohingyas have come from Burma and will have to return’: Rajnath Singh

The NDA government is refusing to change its stance despite pressure from 'eminent' personalities.

India

Free Burma Rangers Swing into Action in Myanmar

The Free Burma Rangers — a faith-based aid group — have conducted relief missions in the ethnic regions of Myanmar for the past 20 years. Now, as …

Special Forces

Hongkonger builds music school for orphans in Myanmar | South China Morning Post

In 2015, Angel Chan, the founder of non-profit organisation Build A Music School, travelled to an orphanage in Myanmar’s Keng Tung, where she …

Asia