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Eleven injured as plane slides off Myanmar runway

Eleven injured as plane slides off Myanmar runway

Eleven people were injured as a plane slid off a runway while landing at Yangon airport in Myanmar Wednesday, police said, as a freak storm hit the city.

Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists after global outrage

Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists after global outrage

Two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar walked out of prison on Tuesday, freed in a presidential amnesty after a vigorous global campaign for their release.

Myanmar unrest hampers UN access to Rohingya villages: official

Myanmar unrest hampers UN access to Rohingya villages: official

New violence in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state has delayed a United Nations study on 1,000 villages abandoned by Muslim Rohingya, a top UN envoy said Friday.

More than 50 believed killed in collapse at Myanmar jade mine

More than 50 believed killed in collapse at Myanmar jade mine

More than 50 people were feared to have been killed in Myanmar when jade miners and machinery were buried under a mound of tailings late on Monday, a member of parliament and a rescue worker said.

Malaysia says 200 Rohingya migrants still at sea after latest arrival

Malaysia says 200 Rohingya migrants still at sea after latest arrival

Malaysian authorities on Monday were on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country's north.

Myanmar seizes largest crystal meth haul this year

Myanmar seizes largest crystal meth haul this year

Myanmar authorities seized more than 1,700 kilogrammes (3,750 pounds) of crystal meth worth nearly $29 million in a multi-state operation this week, the biggest haul of 2019 in a country ...

Rakhine rebels kill nine in fresh strike on Myanmar police

Rakhine rebels kill nine in fresh strike on Myanmar police

Arakan Army insurgents killed nine Myanmar police in the latest attack in the country's western Rakhine State, a local official said on Sunday, as clashes threaten to engulf a large part of the troubled region.

Ooredoo Myanmar supports women's empowerment

Ooredoo Myanmar supports women's empowerment

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Ooredoo is the main sponsor of this year’s ‘Tech Age Girls’ programme in Myanmar by providing digital devices and Internet connectivity ...

UN seeks $920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

UN seeks $920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The United Nations on Friday called for $920 million in aid for around a million Rohingya taking shelter in Bangladesh after bloodshed in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

Frenchman arrested for flying drone over Myanmar parliament

Frenchman arrested for flying drone over Myanmar parliament

A French tourist has been arrested for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament in the capital Naypyidaw, the French embassy and local police confirmed Monday, under a law that could see him imprisoned for up to three years.

Myanmar army chief must be prosecuted for Rohingya "genocide": UN

Myanmar army chief must be prosecuted for Rohingya "genocide": UN

Myanmar's army chief should be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, a UN human rights investigator said, adding that holding perpetrators to account for crimes was necessary before refugees who fled the country could return.

UN calls for 'rapid and unimpeded' aid access to Myanmar's Rakhine

UN calls for 'rapid and unimpeded' aid access to Myanmar's Rakhine

The United Nations called on the Myanmar government on Monday to allow "rapid and unimpeded” humanitarian access to Rakhine State, where fighting between government troops and autonomy-seeking rebels has displaced thousands of people.