Eight injured in Myanmar temple town violence

Ethnic and religious tensions divide western Rakhine state, where the army forced out some 740,000 Rohingya Muslims in a brutal crackdown in 2017.

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Six wounded in gunfire as Myanmar soldiers hunt insurgents in temple town

Soldiers moved into the historic temple town on Monday night, marking an intensification of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, where security forces have waged a campaign against a militant…

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Myanmar court jails Arakan National Party's former chairman Aye Maung for 20 years for treason

Security forces tried to calm hundreds of supporters outside the court in Rakhine state capital Sittwe as Aye Maung was escorted to a waiting police van following the verdict.

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Myanmar to repatriate remains of suspected WWII US airmen

The remains of hundreds of American military personnel are still unaccounted for in Myanmar, a key conflict arena in Asia between the Allies and Japan during World War II.  

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Myanmar woman widowed in Rakhine attack pleads for peace

Rakhine state is riven by ethnic and religious divisions and was the epicentre of the bloody military crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in 2017, which pushed some 740,000 over the border into…

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United Nations urges social media, investors to promote human rights in Myanmar

Myanmar has been trying to attract foreign investors and divert attention from 730,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled the country since 2017. 

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Once unspoken, Myanmar's first-ever Burmese-language feminist monologue to debut in Myanmar

This week production of Eve Ensler's famed feminist play opens in Yangon and includes two showings in the local language. 

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Swastikas and statues: Southeast Asia's fixation with Nazi iconography

From swastika-adorned trinkets on sale at Thai markets to selfies with Hitler statues in Indonesia, Nazi symbols are easy to find -- a problem critics attribute to ignorance and a misplaced…

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Myanmar officer's wife killed by pipe bomb in latest Rakhine violence

More than 740,000 Rohingya Muslims fled the state after an army crackdown in 2017 but security forces have turned their attention to a well-armed rebel group claiming to represent ethnic Rakhine…

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Bangladesh tells UN it will no longer take in Myanmar refugees

Around 740,000 Muslim Rohingya are living in camps in Bangladesh after they were driven out of Myanmar's northern Rakhine state during a military campaign in 2017 that the United Nations has…

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Frenchman jailed for one month for flying drone in Myanmar

Arthur Desclaux, 27, was detained on February 7 in the capital and charged under an export-import law which forbids the use of "banned goods" brought in from abroad without obtaining a license. …

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China investigates officials after deadly mine accident

The accident, which left another 28 miners injured, happened last Saturday in the region of Inner Mongolia after the vehicle experienced brake failure.

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Myanmar army warns against changing 'essence' of constitution

Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) dominated 2015 elections ending decades of military-backed rule.

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French tourist arrested for flying drone appears in Myanmar court

Frenchman Arthur Desclaux, 27, was detained February 7 in Naypyitaw and faces charges under an export-import law. 

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to speak in United Nations in Geneva next week

Aung San Suu Kyi is a former political prisoner who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 but her reputation has suffered badly in recent years.

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