Myanmar: Terrorism in Rakhine state is a threat to the region, says Aung San Suu Kyi

She said it was difficult to say when Rohingya refugees, who fled to Bangladesh, would return.<p>Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said the …


Reuters journalists to face Myanmar verdict |

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists accused of obtaining secret documents in Myanmar, will hear the courts verdict on August 27.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists accused of obtaining secret documents in Myanmar, will hear the courts …


Rohingya Crisis One Year One: Business As Usual For EU – OpEd

When Min Aung Hlaing, head of the Burmese military, launched his military offensive against Rohingya civilians in August 2017, there

Human Rights

Asian Games: Indonesia qualify as group winners, Myanmar's campaign ends in cruel fashion

Although Myanmar's 2-0 win over Iran put them level on four points with the eventual Group F winners, they still ended in last place.<p>BY <b>ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter</b><p>Southeast Asian countries have given a good account of themselves in the 2018 Asian Games' men's football event, with three …


Myanmar: Security Forces Torture Rohingya Returnees

Expand Rohingya refugees gather behind a barbed-wire fence in the “no-man’s land” border zone between Myanmar and Bangladesh, April 25, 2018. © 2018 …

Human Rights

U.N says it is still denied 'effective access' to Myanmar's Rakhine

YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations is awaiting “effective access” to the Myanmar region where 700,000 Rohingya Muslims were driven out in an army crackdown, months after agreeing with the government to aid the return of refugees, the U.N. country head said on Tuesday.<p>The organization's agencies …

Foreign Policy

Facebook admits it has been slow in addressing hate speech in Myanmar

Facebook reported on August 15, 2018, that its efforts to deal with misinformation, fake news, and hate speech in Myanmar have been slow and …

Social Media

Meet the Myanmar beekeepers trying to reverse global species decline

While the mystery of rapidly vanishing bees remains unsolved by scientists, a social enterprise in Myanmar is doing its bit to contribute to honey …


Report: Myanmar verdict in Reuters reporters' case set for August 27

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, …

Middle East

Verdict in case against Myanmar Reuters journalists due next week

YANGON (AFP) -<p>A Myanmar judge said Monday he would deliver a verdict next week in the trial of two Reuters reporters accused of leaking state secrets, a case which has sparked an international outcry over declining press freedom.<p>Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, could be jailed for up to 14 years …


10 Great Books That Capture Burma

<b>The River of Lost Footsteps, Thant Myint-U</b><p>Thant Myint-U, who was born in New York City to Burmese parents, has spent his career dissecting the …


Indonesia goes to final in women’s pair rowing

Indonesia rowers Julianti and Yayah Rokayah secured a ticket to the final on Sunday after finishing second in the first heat in the women’s pair …


One year after the world took notice of the Rohingya crisis, has anything changed for the refugees?

One of the world's worst refugee crises is still unfolding, and conditions on the ground have barely improved.<p>This August marks a full year since one …

United Nations

Indian naval ship calls at Myanmar port

Yangon, Aug 19 (IANS) An Indian naval ship, Khanjar, has arrived at Myanmar's Yangon Port, further strengthening the bilateral relations between the …


Christians face ethnic cleansing in Burma


Rohingya refugees' own list tallies 10,000 dead |

A group of Rohingya refugees have achieved something that aid groups, foreign governments and journalists have not. They have painstakingly pieced together, name-by-name, the only record of Rohingya Muslims who were allegedly killed in a brutal crackdown by Myanmar's military. Reuters' Clare …


With world's attention on Rohingya Muslims, Christians in Burma also face brutal persecution

With the world’s attention fixed on the horribly violent persecution of Burma's Rohingya Muslims, Christians are also suffering from a less visible but also brutal mistreatment and ethnic cleansing campaign at the hands of the Burmese Army, according to aid agencies, human rights groups and U.S. …


Chief impeached, NSCN-K divided in Nagaland on lines of nationality

Now that the axe has fallen on Khango Konyak, the Nagas from the Indian side have been virtually removed from the high table of the insurgent outfit.

India News

US sanctions Myanmar military personnel, units over human rights abuse

Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The US Treasury Department on Friday announced to sanction four commanders and two military units in Myanmar, accusing them …

Human Rights

US Sanctions Myanmar Military Officials And Units

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to release the results of an investigation into the situation in Myanmar later this month.<p>The U.S. issued …


Murder by Government in Burma is the Definition of Genocide

Opinion<p>Posted: Aug 17, 2018 12:49 PM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of</i><p>The Rohingya …

Conservative View

U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Military – Bloomberg

U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Military<p>U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Military<p>U.S. Sanctions Myanmar …


Burma’s Rohingya Muslims Need the Trump Administration’s Help

President Obama stood idly by as the Burmese government slaughtered the Rohingya. President Trump can and must do better.<p>Throughout its second term, …

Human Rights

Don’t Expect Much from Latest Myanmar Commission

It’s now clear that Myanmar’s new “independent commission of inquiry” into human rights violations committed in Rakhine State will not be a serious …

Human Rights

Nearly 80 foreign enterprises permitted to run in Myanmar's Yangon

A total of 79 foreign enterprises from 11 countries have been permitted by the Yangon Region Investment Committee (YRIC) so far to run in Yangon, the …


Trump administration sanctions Myanmar military over treatment of Rohingya Muslims

The sanctions, against four commanders and two military units, prohibit US citizens and companies from engaging with them due to their ‘horrific …

Trump Administration

Facebook's failure in Myanmar is the work of a blundering toddler

We hope Facebook is committed to solving these problems – not just band-aid solutions while public scrutiny is high<p>When Facebook invited journalists for a phone briefing on Tuesday evening to talk about its progress in tackling hate speech in Myanmar, it seemed like a proactive, well-intentioned …


Storm of accountability gathers over Myanmar

The one-year anniversary of the state-sponsored mass killings, rape and arson that brutally expelled over 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s …

Human Rights

Critically Praised Burmese Restaurant in Clarkston Closes

Burmese restaurant and Eater 38 essential Royal Myanmar Cuisine in Clarkston is closed. The restaurant, located on Brockett Road, underwent a change of ownership recently prior to the closure.<p>The ownership change is mentioned in two Yelp reviews dated July 15, 2018, along with menu issues and food …


John Fund: Mass killings in Burma constitute genocide – US government should admit that

In Burma – the Asian country now called Myanmar by its ruling junta – a brutal military crackdown on the Rohingya minority has led to thousands of deaths and rapes. It has also led to the creation of the largest refugee camp in the world, with almost 1 million people.<p>This horror has received far …