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Myanmar: Country in Southeast Asia
Myanmar or Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered by Bangladesh and India to its northwest, China to its northeast, Laos and Thailand to its east and southeast, and the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal to its south and southwest. With a size of 676,578 square kilometres, Myanmar is the largest of the Mainland Southeast Asian states by area. As of 2017, the population is about 54 million. Its capital city is Naypyidaw, and its largest city is Yangon (Rangoon). Myanmar has been a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1997.

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Rohingya refugees pray for justice as court to rule in genocide case

rohingya refugees pray for justice as court to rule in genocide case
By Ruma Paul COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees who fled persecution and violence in Myanmar are praying for justice as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague prepares..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Trump administration plans to add seven nations to travel ban list: Reports

trump administration plans to add seven nations to travel ban list: reports
The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, US media reports said on Tuesday. Some..
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Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road [Video]Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:23Published

Facebook Apologizes for Translating Chinese President’s Name [Video]Facebook Apologizes for Translating Chinese President’s Name

Facebook has apologized for translating Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name as “Mr Shithole” on its platform during his visit to Myanmar this week. The company said the incident was due to a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Minorities in Myanmar receive training [Video]Minorities in Myanmar receive training

A group founded by a former member of US special forces is training people from ethnic minorities in Myanmar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

Rohingya crisis: Bleak prospects for refugees in Bangladesh camps [Video]Rohingya crisis: Bleak prospects for refugees in Bangladesh camps

After fleeing a 2017 Myanmar forces crackdown, conditions and future for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh remain dismal.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

ICJ speech: Suu Kyi fails to use 'Rohingya' to describe minority [Video]ICJ speech: Suu Kyi fails to use 'Rohingya' to describe minority

While defending military against genocide charges, Myanmar leader does not use Rohingya to describe persecuted minority.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Myanmar leader urges World Court to drop genocide case [Video]Myanmar leader urges World Court to drop genocide case

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on World Court judges on Thursday to dismiss an accusation of genocide against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, saying its own justice system should be..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:53Published

Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial - Gambia [Video]Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial - Gambia

Myanmar cannot be trusted to hold its soldiers accountable for alleged atrocities against its Rohingya Muslim minority, and measures to stop the violence need to be taken immediately, a lawyer..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against genocide allegations [Video]Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against genocide allegations

In unprecedented move, former human rights icon defends Myanmar generals at ICJ over killings, rape and displacement.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Aung San Suu Kyi at the ICJ for Myanmar genocide trial [Video]Aung San Suu Kyi at the ICJ for Myanmar genocide trial

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been heavily criticised in the past for failing to condemn the authorities' crackdown on Muslim minorities.View on euronews

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Rohingya crisis: Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi personally defends Myanmar against accusations of genocide [Video]Rohingya crisis: Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi personally defends Myanmar against accusations of genocide

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 06:48Published

At top court, Myanmar urged to 'stop genocide of own people' [Video]At top court, Myanmar urged to 'stop genocide of own people'

Gambia's justice minister launches ICJ case to try and stop Myanmar abusing Rohingya as Aung San Suu Kyi leads defence.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Gambia asks U.N. court to 'stop genocide' in Myanmar [Video]Gambia asks U.N. court to 'stop genocide' in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi was at the UN's court in the Hague on Tuesday to hear Gambia outline its genocide case against Myanmar. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:43Published

Suu Kyi faces down Hague's genocide probe [Video]Suu Kyi faces down Hague's genocide probe

Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Tuesday to defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. Opposing her is Gambia's Justice..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Rohingya demand justice ahead of Myanmar genocide hearings [Video]Rohingya demand justice ahead of Myanmar genocide hearings

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh appeal to the international community to hold Myanmar accountable for its crimes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published

Aung San Suu Kyi to appear at ICJ as Myanmar faces genocide case [Video]Aung San Suu Kyi to appear at ICJ as Myanmar faces genocide case

Myanmar leader will defend country against charges of genocide over a 2017 crackdown on the Rohingya filed by Gambia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

An icon's journey: Aung San Suu Kyi's life in troubled Myanmar [Video]An icon's journey: Aung San Suu Kyi's life in troubled Myanmar

On Tuesday, World Human Rights Day, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will fight accusations of genocide brought against her country at the International Court of Justice. This timeline charts her..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home [Video]Myanmar leader Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home

Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi departed on Sunday for the U.N.'s top court in The Hague to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Tackling drug addiction: Myanmar ethnic group steps up fight [Video]Tackling drug addiction: Myanmar ethnic group steps up fight

How a rebel group in one of Myanmar's main drug-growing areas is combating addiction.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:53Published

The Gambian minister taking on Myanmar's Suu Kyi [Video]The Gambian minister taking on Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Gambia's justice minister is coming to the aid of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims and taking its case to The Hague. Adam Reed reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

Hundreds rally in Yangon in support of Suu Kyi [Video]Hundreds rally in Yangon in support of Suu Kyi

About 700 demonstrators rallied in central Yangon to show support for Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as she prepares to defend the country against charges of genocide at the United Nation's highest..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:44Published

Myanmar: New Al Jazeera documentary uncovers Rohingya abuse [Video]Myanmar: New Al Jazeera documentary uncovers Rohingya abuse

As Myanmar goes to trial at the International Court of Justice over its crackdown on Muslim Rohingya, Al Jazeera sheds new light on some of its alleged crimes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:42Published

 

Myanmar rebels free lawmaker abducted in attack on boat

Ethnic minority rebels in Myanmar have released a lawmaker held hostage for two months in a bid to reduce tension in the war-torn western state of Rakhine, a human rights group and the rebels said.
Reuters - Published

Myanmar government-appointed panel finds 'war crimes' but no 'genocide' against Rohingya

A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the..
Reuters - Published

China struggles in new diplomatic role, trying to return Rohingya to Myanmar

In a muddy field in western Myanmar, hundreds of Chinese shipping containers fitted with single narrow windows stand in neat lines, empty of the refugees they were designed to host.
Reuters - Published

Facebook blames 'technical issue' for offensive Xi Jinping translation

President Xi Jinping's name is badly mistranslated into English during his state visit to Myanmar.
BBC News - Published

China and Myanmar 'stand together' despite Rohingya backlash

china and myanmar 'stand together' despite rohingya backlash
(MENAFN - AFP) China and Myanmar inked dozens of mammoth infrastructure and trade deals after a meeting Saturday between President Xi Jinping and fall... ......
WorldNews - Published

Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road as Xi courts an isolated Suu Kyi

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar president hails 'historic' visit as China's Xi arrives to fanfare

Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into Myanmar on Friday for two days of talks to shore up massive infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation isolated by the West over its treatment of the..
Reuters - Published

Rohingyas carried out massacre in India, damaged our culture: BJP MP Pragya Thakur

She added that the community was thrown out of their native country for the same reason, thereby hinting at their fate in Myanmar.
DNA - Published

Why Chinese President Xi Jinping's Myanmar visit may worry India

Chinese President Xi Jinping visit to Myanmar — the first by a Chinese leader in 19 years, will closely be watched by India
IndiaTimes - Published

As China’s Xi visits Myanmar, ethnic groups rue 'disrespectful' investment

The streets of Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw were festooned with banners celebrating 70 years of Myanmar-China relations ahead of the arrival of President Xi Jinping on Friday for his first visit to..
Reuters - Published

Rights group denounces Japan envoy for 'disturbing' comments on Myanmar Rohingya

Tokyo-based human rights activists on Wednesday decried recent remarks by Japan's ambassador to Yangon, who told local media he did not think the Myanmar military committed genocide on the Rohingya..
Reuters - Published

World Court to rule on emergency measures in Myanmar genocide case on January 23 - Gambia

The International Court of Justice, the United Nations' highest court, will issue a decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar on Jan. 23, the Gambian Ministry of..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar sends nearly 200 Rohingya captured at sea to Rakhine camps

Seasonal calmer waters have seen an increase in the number of Rohingya putting their lives in the hands of traffickers in a desperate bid to reach Malaysia or Indonesia by boat. But few make it as far..
IndiaTimes - Published

Last Bodo militant group leaves Myanmar, surrenders to Indian authorities


IndiaTimes - Published

Chinese leader Xi Jinping to visit Myanmar next week

chinese leader xi jinping to visit myanmar next week
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit neighboring Myanmar next week amid efforts to strengthen relations with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Myanmar...
WorldNews - Published

Four Rohingya children killed in blast in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Four Rohingya Muslim children were killed by a landmine explosion in Myanmar's western Rakhine state on Tuesday which the military and ethnic insurgents blamed on each other.
Reuters - Published

Assam Rifles recovers contraband worth Rs 3.75 cr from Indo-Myanmar border

The Moreh Battalion of Assam Rifles on Thursday recovered contraband worth Rs 3.75 crore from an unknown individual near the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur.
DNA - Published

Bangladesh restores mobile network in border areas with India

On Tuesday, Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission had asked telecom operators to shut down all mobile networks in one kilometre border areas with India and Myanmar.
DNA - Published

Myanmar Rohingya: UN condemns human rights abuses

The UN General Assembly passes a resolution calling on Myanmar to stop hatred towards minorities.
BBC News - Published

Aung San Suu Kyi party official killed in Myanmar's Rakhine

aung san suu kyi party official killed in myanmar's rakhine
YANGON: An official from Aung San Suu Kyi's political party was killed in Rakhine state after planning a show of support for the leader's defence of Myanmar against genocide allegations at The Hague, a..
WorldNews - Published

Rakhine rebels say Myanmar official killed in fighting

Rebels in Myanmar's Rakhine region said a captured official from Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party has died, two weeks after being taken for organizing protests against genocide accusations faced by..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds rally against Myanmar police over child rape case

Hundreds of people joined a protest on Monday against Myanmar’s police after the force broke the law by revealing the name of the child victim of a high profile rape case following the acquittal of a..
Reuters - Published

300kg of drugs seized from Myanmar boat near Andamans


IndiaTimes - Published

Coast Guard seizes over 300kg banned drug from Myanmarese-boat near Andaman & Nicobar Islands


IndiaTimes - Published

Rohingyas wary of future after CAA, don't want to return to Myanmar

The "nightmares" that she thought were a thing of past, the teenager said, have returned to haunt her after she heard on radio at a grocery shop that the government has brought in the Citizenship..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rohingya weep in Myanmar court as they face charge of illegal travel

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims including children wept in a Myanmar court on Friday as they were brought in to face charges of illegally traveling without proper documents.
Reuters - Published

Small blasts detonate in Myanmar town ahead of Suu Kyi visit

small blasts detonate in myanmar town ahead of suu kyi visit
Yangon — Three small explosions went off in a southern Rakhine town in Myanmar on Thursday just before civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi landed there in a rare visit to the conflict-ridden state, a..
WorldNews - Published

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says supporters a 'source of strength' during genocide hearings

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday thanked supporters who staged large rallies on her behalf as she defended the country against genocide charges at The Hague, speaking to the nation for the..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar seizes boat carrying 173 Rohingya Muslims: military spokesman

Myanmar authorities detained 173 ethnic Rohingya aboard a boat off the southern coast, authorities said on Tuesday, amid signs that more members of the Muslim minority group are making perilous sea..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: ICC chief prosecutor sends warning to Libyan strongman Haftar

In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with FRANCE 24, the International Criminal Court's Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda discussed the ICC's ongoing cases regarding Libya, Ivory Coast, the..
France 24 - Published

Supporters throng streets as Myanmar leader Suu Kyi returns from The Hague

Thousands of supporters of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi thronged the streets of the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday to celebrate her arrival back from The Hague, where she defended the country against..
Reuters - Published

The West turned Aung San Suu Kyi into a saint. She was always going to disappoint

the west turned aung san suu kyi into a saint. she was always going to disappoint
Hong Kong (CNN)Few people have risen so high in the international imagination only to fall as dramatically as Aung San Suu Kyi. In 2013, after the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was released from house..
WorldNews - Published

Myanmar Rohingya: Aung San Suu Kyi cuts a haunted figure in court

The once-persecuted Nobel peace laureate has been defending Myanmar against genocide allegations.
BBC News - Published

Explainer: Genocide case against Myanmar at the top U.N. court

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was due to leave the Netherlands on Friday after defending her country against accusations of genocide during three days of hearings at the International Court of..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar's lawyer to critics on genocide case: Everyone has right to defense

Canadian lawyer William Schabas, an international scholar on genocide, has been criticized by friend and foe for first researching crimes against the Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar, and now defending the..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar: Rohingya refugee recalls 'horrific' mass killings

Rohingya refugee Hasina Begun says Myanmar troops set her village alight and opened fire.
BBC News - Published

Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi accused of 'silence' in genocide trial

The Gambia says Myanmar's leader has ignored allegations of murder, rape and forced deportation.
BBC News - Published

Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges World Court to drop genocide case

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on World Court judges on Thursday to dismiss an accusation of genocide against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, saying its own justice system should be..
Reuters - Published

Suu Kyi asks U.N.'s top court to drop Rohingya genocide case

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said her country's military justice system needed to be given the chance to work and asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to drop the genocide case..
Reuters - Published

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