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Myanmar: Country in Southeast Asia
Myanmar or Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered by Bangladesh and India to its northwest, China to its northeast, Laos and Thailand to its east and southeast, and the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal to its south and southwest. With a size of 676,578 square kilometres, Myanmar is the largest of the Mainland Southeast Asian states by area. As of 2017, the population is about 54 million. Its capital city is Naypyidaw, and its largest city is Yangon (Rangoon). Myanmar has been a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1997.

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Myanmar students face charges over internet shutdown protest: student union

A Myanmar student union said on Monday police were seeking to press charges against nine of its members for organizing a protest against an eight-month-long internet shutdown in the restive west of the..
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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 "Golden Triangle" to boost its efforts..
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Videos for Myanmar

Yangon: Scores of people rescued from a blazing building in Myanmar's commercial hub [Video]Yangon: Scores of people rescued from a blazing building in Myanmar's commercial hub

Around 60 fire trucks raced to the 12-storey apartment block as smoke and flames spread through the building.View on euronews

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Facebook suspends networks of fake accounts from Russia, Iran [Video]Facebook suspends networks of fake accounts from Russia, Iran

Facebook, which has struggled to stop governments and political groups from using its platform to spread false or misleading information, announced it has shut down fake accounts from countries..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Myanmar Shelling Kills Two Women, Injures Seven Rohingya [Video]Myanmar Shelling Kills Two Women, Injures Seven Rohingya

Two women were killed and seven other people were wounded when shells hit a Rohingya village in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Saturday. The shelling came two days after the United Nations’ highest..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Trump Admin Expands List Of Countries On Travel Ban List [Video]Trump Admin Expands List Of Countries On Travel Ban List

The Trump administration's controversial visa and travel bans have now been extended to include more countries. According to CNN, the bans are among President Donald Trump's signature policies. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Civilian deaths as Myanmar army shells Rohingya village [Video]Civilian deaths as Myanmar army shells Rohingya village

At least two people have been killed in Myanmar after troops fired shells into a Rohingya village.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:39Published

Will Myanmar respect ICJ order to protect Rohingya from genocide? [Video]Will Myanmar respect ICJ order to protect Rohingya from genocide?

Experts celebrate landmark ruling but have little hope that gov't which denies genocide will prevent further violence.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:10Published

'Justice served': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling [Video]'Justice served': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling

UN top court's order asking Myanmar to prevent further genocide of mainly Muslim Rohingya cheered at Cox's Bazar camps.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya [Video]ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya

Top UN court finds 'irreparable damage' caused to Rohingya; orders Myanmar to take steps to prevent genocide.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:26Published

Myanmar ordered to end abuses against Rohingya [Video]Myanmar ordered to end abuses against Rohingya

They have also ordered the government to protect all evidence for a potential genocide trial.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:57Published

Myanmar braces for Rohingya genocide ruling by UN court [Video]Myanmar braces for Rohingya genocide ruling by UN court

Myanmar braces for Rohingya genocide ruling by UN court

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:45Published

Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road [Video]Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:23Published

Facebook Apologizes for Translating Chinese President’s Name [Video]Facebook Apologizes for Translating Chinese President’s Name

Facebook has apologized for translating Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name as “Mr Shithole” on its platform during his visit to Myanmar this week. The company said the incident was due to a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Minorities in Myanmar receive training [Video]Minorities in Myanmar receive training

A group founded by a former member of US special forces is training people from ethnic minorities in Myanmar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

 

Dozens of Rohingya face charges for illegal travel in Myanmar after fleeing Rakhine state

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims, including two children, appeared in court in Myanmar on Friday, the latest group to face charges after attempting to flee conflict-torn Rakhine state.
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Myanmar to court-martial more troops over Rohingya crackdown, army says

Myanmar's army said in a statement on Friday it would hold more court-martials over alleged abuses against Rohingya Muslims, after a government-appointed commission said soldiers committed war crimes..
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Exclusive: Myanmar set to be placed on global money laundering watchlist - sources

Myanmar is set to be placed on a watchlist by a global finance watchdog this week, amid concerns of money-laundering by transnational drug traffickers and weak regulation of its financial system, two..
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Shelling wounds at least 19 children in Myanmar’s Rakhine: authorities

At least 19 children were wounded when a primary school was hit by shelling in Myanmar's Rakhine state, a lawmaker and a military spokesman said on Thursday.
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At least 19 children hurt by shelling at school in Myanmar’s Rakhine state: authorities

At least 19 children were wounded when at a primary school was hit by shelling in Myanmar's Rakhine state, a lawmaker and a military spokesman said on Thursday.
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Myanmar nationalists hold pro-military rally amid tensions with government

Hundreds of Myanmar nationalists rallied in the country's commercial capital on Sunday in a show of support for the military, amid tensions between the civilian government and the army ahead of..
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Myanmar reimposes internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine, Chin states: telco operator

Myanmar has reimposed an internet shutdown in two conflict-torn western states, after partially lifting the blackout five months ago, a leading telecoms operator said late on Monday.
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Two Rohingya women killed in Myanmar shelling

Two women, one pregnant, were killed and seven other people were wounded when shells hit a Rohingya village in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Saturday, Jan. 25.
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Myanmar students flown home from coronavirus-stricken Wuhan

Dozens of Myanmar students were evacuated from the coronavirus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan early Sunday, government officials said, the latest foreign nationals to be flown home from the region.
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Myanmar turns back China Southern flight over coronavirus fears: government spokesman

Authorities in Myanmar turned back a China Southern flight from Guangzhou with almost everyone on board on Friday after one of the passengers was found with flu symptoms similar to the fast-spreading..
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'Now they can chase their dreams': Bangladesh allows Rohingya children to study

Rohingya refugees reacted with surprise and joy on Wednesday to the news that Bangladesh would provide formal education to their children, two and a half years after they were forced to flee Myanmar.
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Myanmar already protecting Rohingya, ruling party says after world court's order

Myanmar has put in place measures to protect Rohingya Muslims, a spokesman for the ruling party said on Friday, shrugging off an order from the International Court of Justice a day earlier to stop..
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‘The gate of justice is opened’: Rohingya cheer as World Court orders Myanmar to protect them

Rohingya Muslims celebrated a decision by the International Court of Justice to order Myanmar to protect them, hovering over mobile phones in refugee camps to watch the first legal victory since a..
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World Court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from acts of genocide

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Rohingya population from atrocities, a ruling hailed as a "triumph of international justice" by the..
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Explainer: Highest U.N. court can tell states what to do - but not enforce

In ordering Myanmar on Thursday to take immediate measures to prevent atrocities against its Muslim Rohingya minority, the International Court of Justice in The Hague was handing down a binding ruling..
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World Court orders Myanmar to impose measures to protect Rohingya

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take sweeping provisional measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population and avoid acts that could constitute genocide.
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World Court says has preliminary jurisdiction in Myanmar genocide case

The International Court of Justice said on Thursday that it has jurisdiction to hear a case against Myanmar seeking emergency measures to prevent it committing genocide against its Rohingya minority.
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Myanmar leader Suu Kyi says Rohingya 'exaggerated' abuses: FT

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday that "war crimes" may have been committed against Rohingya Muslims but denied genocide, saying refugees had "exaggerated" the extent of abuses against..
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Rohingya refugees pray for justice as court to rule in genocide case

Rohingya refugees who fled persecution and violence in Myanmar are praying for justice as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague prepares to deliver an initial verdict on Thursday in a..
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Myanmar rebels free lawmaker abducted in attack on boat

Ethnic minority rebels in Myanmar have released a lawmaker held hostage for two months in a bid to reduce tension in the war-torn western state of Rakhine, a human rights group and the rebels said.
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Trump administration plans to add Nigeria and six other nations to travel ban list: reports

The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday.
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Myanmar government-appointed panel finds 'war crimes' but no 'genocide' against Rohingya

A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the..
Reuters - Published

China struggles in new diplomatic role, trying to return Rohingya to Myanmar

In a muddy field in western Myanmar, hundreds of Chinese shipping containers fitted with single narrow windows stand in neat lines, empty of the refugees they were designed to host.
Reuters - Published

Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road as Xi courts an isolated Suu Kyi

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar president hails 'historic' visit as China's Xi arrives to fanfare

Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into Myanmar on Friday for two days of talks to shore up massive infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation isolated by the West over its treatment of the..
Reuters - Published

As China’s Xi visits Myanmar, ethnic groups rue 'disrespectful' investment

The streets of Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw were festooned with banners celebrating 70 years of Myanmar-China relations ahead of the arrival of President Xi Jinping on Friday for his first visit to..
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Rights group denounces Japan envoy for 'disturbing' comments on Myanmar Rohingya

Tokyo-based human rights activists on Wednesday decried recent remarks by Japan's ambassador to Yangon, who told local media he did not think the Myanmar military committed genocide on the Rohingya..
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World Court to rule on emergency measures in Myanmar genocide case on January 23 - Gambia

The International Court of Justice, the United Nations' highest court, will issue a decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar on Jan. 23, the Gambian Ministry of..
Reuters - Published

Four Rohingya children killed in blast in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Four Rohingya Muslim children were killed by a landmine explosion in Myanmar's western Rakhine state on Tuesday which the military and ethnic insurgents blamed on each other.
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Rakhine rebels say Myanmar official killed in fighting

Rebels in Myanmar's Rakhine region said a captured official from Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party has died, two weeks after being taken for organizing protests against genocide accusations faced by..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds rally against Myanmar police over child rape case

Hundreds of people joined a protest on Monday against Myanmar’s police after the force broke the law by revealing the name of the child victim of a high profile rape case following the acquittal of a..
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Rohingya weep in Myanmar court as they face charge of illegal travel

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims including children wept in a Myanmar court on Friday as they were brought in to face charges of illegally traveling without proper documents.
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi says supporters a 'source of strength' during genocide hearings

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday thanked supporters who staged large rallies on her behalf as she defended the country against genocide charges at The Hague, speaking to the nation for the..
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Myanmar seizes boat carrying 173 Rohingya Muslims: military spokesman

Myanmar authorities detained 173 ethnic Rohingya aboard a boat off the southern coast, authorities said on Tuesday, amid signs that more members of the Muslim minority group are making perilous sea..
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Supporters throng streets as Myanmar leader Suu Kyi returns from The Hague

Thousands of supporters of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi thronged the streets of the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday to celebrate her arrival back from The Hague, where she defended the country against..
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Myanmar's lawyer to critics on genocide case: Everyone has right to defense

Canadian lawyer William Schabas, an international scholar on genocide, has been criticized by friend and foe for first researching crimes against the Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar, and now defending the..
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges World Court to drop genocide case

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on World Court judges on Thursday to dismiss an accusation of genocide against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, saying its own justice system should be..
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Suu Kyi asks U.N.'s top court to drop Rohingya genocide case

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said her country's military justice system needed to be given the chance to work and asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to drop the genocide case..
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In Myanmar park, crowds gather to support Suu Kyi in Rohingya genocide hearings

Crowds have gathered for the past three evenings in a small park in downtown Myanmar's capital Yangon to hear accusations of genocide delivered thousands of miles away at the United Nation's top court..
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Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial: Gambia

Myanmar cannot be trusted to hold its soldiers accountable for alleged atrocities against its Rohingya Muslim minority, and measures to stop the violence need to be taken immediately, a lawyer..
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi back in U.N. court for final day of genocide hearing

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi returned to the International Court of Justice on Thursday to defend Myanmar against accusations it has committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim..
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Brazen kidnappings multiply in Myanmar's Rakhine state as conflict deepens

It was a brazen daytime attack by ethnic rebels fighting for greater autonomy in the jungles of western Myanmar.
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Fleeing Rohingya on trial in Myanmar for 'illegal travel'

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims appeared in a Myanmar court on Wednesday to face charges of traveling illegally after they were arrested while fleeing apartheid-like conditions in the country's Rakhine..
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Demonstrations mark case against Myanmar at U.N.'s World Court

Hearings are underway at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, where Myanmar is accused of genocide against its minority Muslim Rohingya population during a 2017 military crackdown.
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Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi responds to Myanmar genocide allegations

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi responded at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Wednesday to a suit brought by Gambia alleging her country committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim..
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At top U.N. court, Suu Kyi rejects charge of Rohingya genocide as 'misleading'

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday rejected accusations of genocide committed against her country's Muslim Rohingya minority as "incomplete and misleading", and said the case should not be..
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