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Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine state

Rakhine state is one of Myanmar's poorest regions and NGOs provide aid to tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims still languishing in displacement camps as well as other local communities. 

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Satellite images show Myanmar's 'minimal preparations' for Rohingya return: Report

Myanmar has repeatedly said it is ready to take back refugees, blaming Bangladesh for failed efforts to kick-start returns.

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Travel ban on Myanmar military leaders not enough; UN investigator calls for assets freeze

UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee called for the commanders' assets to be frozen. 

Travel ban on Myanmar military leaders not enough: UN investigator calls for commanders' assets to be…

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Dozens of people found stranded in Myanmar's Rakhine: Official

Each year thousands of Rohingya and stateless Bangladeshis try to reach Malaysia or Indonesia by sea.

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Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

The Myanmar proposal to list the site was approved at a meeting of the UN's cultural body in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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United Nations investigator reports possible fresh war crimes in Myanmar

A 2017 military crackdown drove more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh. 

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US calls to end internet blackout in Myanmar's two states

Myanmar's Ministry of Transport and Communications on June 21 ordered mobile phone operators to shut down all internet data across at least eight townships in Rakhine state.

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United Nation fears Myanmar human rights abuses in internet shutdown

The military is locked in battle with the Arakan Army (AA), insurgents fighting for more autonomy for the region's ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.

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Southeast Asian leaders meet, expected to discuss Rohingyas, South China Sea

Leaders of the 10 countries on Saturday adopted a joint declaration against marine plastic pollution and stressed the importance of a regional trade pact first proposed by China.

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Southeast Asian leaders throw weight behind China-led trade pact

Disputes in the flashpoint South China Sea, Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims and plastic pollution in the seas are also set to be discussed at the two-day ASEAN summit, chaired by…

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As Myanmar military takes critics to court, some want Aung San Suu Kyi to act

Some activists say the Nobel laureate, who leads a civilian administration that took power in 2016 as part of a transition after decades of harsh military rule, could legislate or at least speak…

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Southeast Asia should ban foreign trash imports: Environmentalists

Thailand will from Thursday host four days of meetings for leaders of the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to discuss the region's most pressing issues.

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Nationalist group condemns Myanmar sedition case against Buddhist monk

Police issued an arrest warrant for Wirathu last month, but he has evaded arrest.

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Myanmar doctor-turned-model hits back at ban over revealing photos

Nang Mwe San, Myanmar doctor and model who had her medical licence revoked for posting lingerie photos of herself blasted the government for "interfering" with personal freedoms.

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New Myanmar filmmakers shoot to rekindle golden years

The Southeast Asian nation used to be a regional cinematic hub before the 1962-installed military junta suppressed creativity, imposed censorship and cut the country off from outside influences.…

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