Gulf Times - Myanmar
Myanmar put on money-laundering watchlist

Myanmar put on money-laundering watchlist

An international financial watchdog placed Myanmar on its money-laundering watchlist on Friday, urging the country at the heart of Asia's illicit drug-producing

German tourist killed in Myanmar landmine blast

German tourist killed in Myanmar landmine blast

A German tourist was killed and an Argentine woman injured in a landmine explosion in Myanmar's eastern Shan state, local police said Wednesday ...

Philippines apologises over SEA games mess

Philippines apologises over SEA games mess

Southeast Asian Games host the Philippines apologised on Sunday after some arriving athletes were left stranded for hours at the airport ...

Myanmar faces genocide lawsuit at top UN court

Myanmar faces genocide lawsuit at top UN court

Myanmar faced accusations of genocide in a landmark lawsuit filed by Gambia at the UN's top court on Monday over the Southeast Asian nation's treatment of Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar ethnic rebels release Indians held in Rakhine after one dies

Myanmar ethnic rebels release Indians held in Rakhine after one dies

Ethnic rebels in Myanmar have detained and interrogated a lawmaker and several Indian nationals, one of whom died, the rebels said on Monday, in the latest escalation of violence in the restive western state of Rakhine.

UN chief urges Myanmar to ensure 'safe' return of Rohingya

UN chief urges Myanmar to ensure 'safe' return of Rohingya

The UN chief on Sunday urged Myanmar to ensure the "safe" return of Rohingya refugees driven out by army operations, a plea made in front of Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar rebels kidnap over 40 police, soldiers in Rakhine

Myanmar rebels kidnap over 40 police, soldiers in Rakhine

Ethnic Rakhine rebels took more than 40 police officers and soldiers hostage in a brazen raid on a ferry on Saturday

Floating meth sacks in Myanmar sea worth $20 million

Floating meth sacks in Myanmar sea worth $20 million

Sacks of crystal meth scooped from the sea by Myanmar fishermen who mistook it for a deodorant substance had a street value of $20 million

Rohingya refugees agree move to Bangladesh island

Rohingya refugees agree move to Bangladesh island

Thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps have agreed to move to an island in the Bay of Bengal, officials said Sunday, despite fears the site is prone to flooding.

Bangladesh cuts mobile internet access in Rohingya camps

Bangladesh cuts mobile internet access in Rohingya camps

Bangladesh cut access to 3G and 4G internet in Rohingya camps Tuesday, in a further clampdown on communications among the refugees

200,000 Rohingya rally to mark 'Genocide Day' in Bangladesh camps

200,000 Rohingya rally to mark 'Genocide Day' in Bangladesh camps

Some 200,000 Rohingya rallied in a Bangladesh camp Sunday to mark two years since they fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar forces

UN agency, Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar

UN agency, Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar

The United Nations' refugee agency and Bangladesh authorities on Tuesday started to consult more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar