Gulf Times - Myanmar
Bank blast kills two, injures 11 in northern Myanmar

Bank blast kills two, injures 11 in northern Myanmar

Two people were killed and 11 wounded when a bomb exploded Wednesday at a bank in northern Myanmar, officials said, amid continuing violence despite a fraught peace process.

Bangladesh, Myanmar officials visit Rohingya trapped at border

Bangladesh, Myanmar officials visit Rohingya trapped at border

Myanmar and Bangladeshi representatives held talks about 5,300 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between their two countries and visited the area on Tuesday, officials and Rohingya refugees told Reuters.

Myanmar says soldiers, police facing action over village killings

Myanmar says soldiers, police facing action over village killings

Action will be taken against 10 members of Myanmar's security forces in connection with the killing of captured Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, a government spokesman said on Sunday, adding it was not related to a Reuters report on the incident.

Myanmar forces and Buddhist villagers torched Rohingya homes, then killed

Myanmar forces and Buddhist villagers torched Rohingya homes, then killed

Bound together, the 10 Rohingya captives watched their Buddhist neighbors dig a grave. Soon afterwards, on the morning of Sept. 2, all 10 lay dead. At least two were hacked to death by Buddhist villagers. The rest were shot by soldiers, two of the gravediggers said.

Swiss president pledges more than $12mn for Rohingya refugees

Swiss president pledges more than $12mn for Rohingya refugees

Swiss President Alain Berset, on a four-day official visit to Bangladesh, made the announcement on Monday after a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka.

Suspect arrested for petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's Yangon villa

Suspect arrested for petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's Yangon villa

Myanmar police say they have arrested a mentally ill man who confessed to tossing a petrol bomb into the Yangon compound of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week.

Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's lakeside villa: Myanmar govt

Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's lakeside villa: Myanmar govt

A petrol bomb was thrown at the lakeside Yangon compound of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday while she was away from her home, a government spokesman said.

Bangladesh forces detain Rohingya leader in camp raid

Bangladesh forces detain Rohingya leader in camp raid

The Rohingya representative, Mohibullah, was held in Cox's Bazar district as local authorities broke up a protest on Monday against the controversial repatriation deal signed by Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Bangladesh to coordinate with UN over Rohingya return

Bangladesh to coordinate with UN over Rohingya return

Bangladesh Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali insisted that the operation to return some 750,000 refugees who fled unrest and a military crackdown in Myanmar would involve the UN's refugee agency.

Myanmar makes record drug bust with 30 million meth pills

Myanmar makes record drug bust with 30 million meth pills

Myanmar has seized 30 million meth pills along with more than two tonnes of ‘ice’ and heroin in a record bust, the government said Thursday, as drugs pour from labs in lawless border regions.

Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as police fire on riot

Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as police fire on riot

Seven ethnic Rakhine Buddhists died after Myanmar police opened fire on a crowd trying to seize a government office, officials said Wednesday, in fresh violence in a febrile state already scarred by ethnic and religious hatred.

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya  return in two years

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

Bangladesh said on Tuesday it would complete the process of returning within two years many of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled a conflict in Myanmar, following a meeting of the neighbours.