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65 Rohingyas found stranded in southern Thailand

Rohingyas, who belong to the Rakhine state in Myanmar, have been facing extreme persecution by authorities and majority Buddhists.

12 Jun 2019 5:57 PM

Hasina accuses Myanmar of being hesitant in taking back Rohingyas

PM Hasina also expressed concerns about security factors involving Rohingyas as many were found to be engaged in criminal activities.

10 Jun 2019 2:58 PM

BIMSTEC leaders invited to attend PM Modi’s swearing in ceremony: MEA

The BIMSTEC member states include Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan and India.

27 May 2019 6:45 PM

31 Rohingya in limbo on Bangladesh-India border

This group crossed barbed-wire fences along Indian part of border, but Bangladesh border guards stopped them from entering their territory.

21 Jan 2019 8:32 PM

Myanmar delays UN refugee chief's visit

Myanmar has postponed a planned visit by the UN refugee chief to Rakhine state

15 Jan 2019 4:06 PM


Facebook takes down more Myanmar accounts over military links

The social media giant had previously removed accounts, including that of Myanmar’s army chief.

19 Dec 2018 11:27 AM

'Aware of atrocities': Twitter CEO responds to critics of Myanmar tweets

UN-mandated investigators have accused Myanmar’s army of “genocidal intent.”

13 Dec 2018 1:18 PM

Facebook admits not doing enough to prevent Myanmar violence

The company "can and should do more" to protect human rights and ensure it isn't used to foment division and spread offline violence.

07 Nov 2018 12:37 PM

Facebook says human rights report shows it should do more in Myanmar

Facebook said it has begun correcting shortcomings.

06 Nov 2018 9:49 AM

7 Rohingya immigrants deported to Myanmar: Assam police

The illegal immigrants were detained in 2012 and since then they were lodged in Cachar Central Jail in Assam's Silchar.

04 Oct 2018 2:39 PM


Social media must block hate speech: UN rights boss

Facebook said on Monday it was removing several Myanmar military officials from the social media website.

30 Aug 2018 8:15 AM

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief in unprecedented move

It was the first time Facebook banned a country’s military or political leaders, according to a Facebook spokeswoman.

28 Aug 2018 7:47 AM

Facebook claims it was 'too slow' to combat hate speech in Myanmar

Some 700,000 Rohingya fled their homes last year after an army crackdown that the United States denounced as ethnic cleansing.

17 Aug 2018 9:19 AM

Facebook says it was 'too slow' to fight hate speech in Myanmar

The Reuters story revealed the social media giant for years dedicated scant resources to combating hate speech in Myanmar.

16 Aug 2018 2:55 PM

The reason Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar

A United Nations investigator said Facebook was used to incite violence and hatred against the Muslim minority group.

16 Aug 2018 7:36 AM


Dinosaurs too liked perfumes that we enjoy it seems

The anther glands on the fossil acacia flower were especially attractive to bees, one of which was fossilized while visiting the stamens.

09 Aug 2018 1:14 PM

World Environment Day: Myanmar enterprise tries to make trash trendy

Chu Chu, which means "plastic" in Burmese, started in 2013 with just two workers.

05 Jun 2018 2:04 PM

Elephants have unique personalities: study

The researchers collected data for the study with questionnaires on the elephants personalities.

22 Feb 2018 1:27 PM

Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

Many farmers are turning to tech to address the knowledge gap in a country where two thirds of the workforce are employed in agriculture.

18 Feb 2018 11:33 AM

Twitter goes wild over Zara skirt that resembles Indian 'lungi'

The lungi is typically worn by men around their waist in India and South East Asian countries.

30 Jan 2018 4:10 PM