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Myanmar LGBT festival goes public for first time

The race and other games including handbag throwing were some of the highlights of the "&Proud" festival.

29 Jan 2018 4:41 PM

US diplomat resigns from Suu Kyi panel on Rohingya crisis

Bill accused Suu Kyi of a 'furious response' to his calls to help free two Reuters journalists arrested while reporting on Rakhine crisis.

25 Jan 2018 3:16 PM

Give aid agencies unhindered access to Rohingya camps: UN to Myanmar

The UNHCR also called on Myanmar 'to create conditions for a genuine and lasting solution'.

24 Jan 2018 5:22 PM

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delay in repatriation of Rohingya refugees

Myanmar authorities are also accused of drawing out the process by agreeing to take back just 1,500 people a week.

23 Jan 2018 4:02 PM

Repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar delayed: Bangladesh

The United Nations described the military operation as ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, which Myanmar denies.

22 Jan 2018 3:03 PM

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Rohingya deal aims to repatriate refugees 'within 2 years'

It does not cover Rohingya refugees who were living in Bangladesh prior to that date who the UN estimates number at 200,000.

16 Jan 2018 1:10 PM

1st camp to house Rohingyas will be ready next week: Myanmar official

The UN refugee agency said it is not involved in the process but is willing to play a 'constructive role' in the process if allowed.

15 Jan 2018 3:53 PM

Talks in Myanmar to 'settle issues' on Rohingya return

In December 2017, Bangladeshi officials said they had sent a list of 100,000 names to Myanmar for the first round of repatriation.

15 Jan 2018 3:14 PM

India has more hungry than North Korea, Myanmar, finds research

According to World Economic Forum, India ranked 100 out of 119 countries, faring poorly on Global Hunger Index (GHI, pdf) for 2017.

21 Nov 2017 8:12 AM

Myanmar military denies claims of atrocities on Rohingya Muslims

The military's latest claims were contrary to a large and growing body of evidence documenting severe rights abuses in Myanmar.

14 Nov 2017 1:18 PM

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14,000 lone children among Rohingya refugees: Official

The UN says 536,000 mainly Rohingya refugees have arrived from Myanmar’s strife-torn Rakhine state since August 25, the majority of them children.

16 Oct 2017 7:00 AM

'Not appropriate,' envoy tells Britain's Boris over Kipling poem in Myanmar

Johnson replied “good stuff” and then started to take photographs of the scene with his telephone camera.

01 Oct 2017 4:17 PM

Pakistan disinterested in improving relations with India, says HM

When asked about the Rohingya refugees in India, the HM said that they could pose a security threat to the country.

12 Sep 2017 9:46 PM

Myanmar ‘to provide aid’ to Rohingyas inside country

Bangladesh has urged Myanmar to stem the exodus by providing for the displaced inside the country and provide ‘safe zones’ for the Rohingya.

10 Sep 2017 6:56 AM

Yangon opens up a cat café

Myanmar's 'Catpuchino Cafe' sees dozens of felines lounge around the room to interact with animal-loving customers.

28 Jul 2017 3:03 PM

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Rohingyas in Tamil Nadu: Picking up the pieces, and rebuilding lives

The refugees belong to 19 families comprising 47 children, 25 women and 22 men.

29 Jun 2017 6:50 AM

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat begins 4-day visit to Myanmar

Myanmar is one of India's strategic neighbours and shares a 1,640-km-long border with a number of northeastern states.

28 May 2017 5:40 PM

No welcome mat: Japan is tough to crack for refugees

Officials defend the low number, saying applicants are mainly from Asian countries seeking access to Japan solely for economic reasons.

06 May 2017 1:20 AM

Rohingya Muslims 'abused': Myanmar rejects UN interference

Reports of atrocities inflicted upon the minority community have surfaced despite the government's denial.

03 May 2017 5:02 PM

Ultra den in Myanmar worries Indian Army

Bhutan-type op needed to tackle insurgency in Northeast, say security sources.

25 Jan 2017 1:54 AM

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