Two Reuters reporters were sentenced to seven years in prison in Myanmar Monday on charges of the illegal possession of official documents. But Reuters editor-in-chief Stephen Adler says “it was a complete setup.” The journalists had been reporting on government…
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on the brutal crackdown on the Rohingya when they were arrested and charged with violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, punishable by up to 14 years in prison. They had pleaded…
By Victoria Milko, Aung Naing Soe, Associated Press
A Muslim woman in Myanmar helps others gain confidence, and a former Army Ranger helps people in conflict countries get what they really need.
By Larisa Epatko
The U.N. is calling for an investigation into Myanmar’s violent crackdown last year against the Rohingya, a Muslim minority group. But Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are finally receiving aid, and despite repatriation discussions, many are reluctant to return to the…
By Jamey Keaten, Associated Press
Investigators working for the U.N.'s top human rights body said that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six by name among those behind crimes against the ethnic minority.
By Julhas Alam, Associated Press
Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees on Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the attacks that sent them fleeing to safety in Bangladesh.
By Larisa Epatko
“I want justice. That’s all they kept saying, ‘I want justice,'" said Caryl Stern, president and CEO of UNICEF USA, who recently visited the camps.
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
The United States intensified its sanctions against Myanmar on Friday, blacklisting four commanders and two units of security forces for their alleged role in violent campaigns against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities.
The poaching of African elephants, where they are murdered for their ivory tusks, is well-documented. But halfway around world in Myanmar, their cousins are 10 times more endangered and facing a new serious threat. Poachers are taking the skin of…
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