“The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar continues,” UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour said on Tuesday after speaking to newly-arrived Rohingya in refugee camps in Bangladesh. “I do not think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox’s Bazar,” referring to the Bangladesh district that …
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International organisations would take a different, strong position if the victims were followers of any religion other than Islam, says Al-Tayeb
The dialogue aims to put an end to conflict between Rohingya Muslims and ethnic Rakhines in Myanmar
A peace conference between Myanmar’s long-embattled government and ethnic minorities has begun under Aung San Suu Kyi’s supervision. Can her history and charisma help overcome decades of civil war and mistrust?
A Spanish tourist was escorted out of the ancient Myanmar city of Bagan for having an exposed tattoo of Buddha on his leg in the predominantly Buddhist country, according to local officials.
The US has released its annual list of worst human trafficking offenders around the world. Myanmar, Uzbekistan and Sudan were among the countries found on the list.
The Yangon Stock Exchange officially opened for trading on Friday. Hopes are high that it will help transform Myanmar’s weak economy, once rife with corruption under its former military junta.
Nobel winner Aung San Suu Kyi has suggested her party will win Myanmar’s elections, the freest in the country’s history. Opposition leaders are seeking to take over from representatives of the former ruling junta party.
Myanmar's parliamentary elections are the next milestone in the country's ongoing reform process. But while the general requirements for the November vote have been approved, many crucial questions remain unanswered. On November 8, more than 50 million people will elect a new parliament in Myanmar. The importance of the election is immense, says Yangon-based journalist Zeya Thu. "The vote will…
At least 258,000 expatriates had cast their vote by 3pm on Sunday
The programme also includes $200m to help Myanmar achieve universal health coverage by 2030, the Bank said, noting that only one in four people in the once-isolated country has access to quality healthcare.
Events of last three years confirm Egypt is on path to democracy, says Fahmy
Foreign minister to “present the Egyptian vision” for the Islamic world in Guinea
The unrest erupted after a Muslim man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to rape a Buddhist woman on Saturday evening, it said.
Egypt foreign minister presents four-point plan to help solve crisis in Myanmar
Foreign Ministry calls on Myanmar government to enforce rule of law
The visit by Obama has been lauded by Myanmar as a sign of confidence in the reforms introduced under a nominally civilian government
The quake was felt in neighbouring Thailand including in Bangkok
Unrest has left at least 180 people dead since June and displaced 110,000
March stopped by police 100m from its goal
Aid provided falls within “technical assistance” currently allowed by United States after it lifted many sanctions
Many Rohingya refugees now try to head to Muslim-majority Malaysia for a better life
Aung San Suu Kyi continues her international tour
The second meeting between Aung San Suu Kyiand Clinton takes place
Myanmar president seeks promoting loyal allies to support his reform agenda
Media control laws remain despite revoking of censorship
Burmese president Thein Sein invited general secretary of the Organization of Islamic Conference, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, to observe the situation in the country’s western Rakhine state.
The censorship that dominated during Burma’s long history of military rule still controls the media
How will Muslims celebrate Ramadan in a year when Muslim minorities are suffering oppression in a number of countries worldwide?