Agence France-Presse . Yangon

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    Rohingya refugees land in Myanmar as escape boat breaks up

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:41am on June 14, 2018

    Scores of Rohingya refugees leaving Bangladeshi camps by boat have accidentally returned to the crisis-hit area of Myanmar they originally fled from, after their vessel...

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    US-backed broadcaster drops Myanmar channel

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:25am on June 13, 2018

    US-backed Radio Free Asia has pulled broadcasts from a television channel in Myanmar after the government tried to ban the word ‘Rohingya’ on its shows....

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    Facebook blacklists Myanmar hardline Buddhist group

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:54am on June 08, 2018

    Facebook has blacklisted a group of Myanmar Buddhist hardliners including monks notorious for bilious hate speech against Rohingya Muslims, the company said Thursday, as it...

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    Rohingya will be safe in areas designated for them: Myanmar army chief

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:07am on May 06, 2018

    Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar will be safe as long as they stay in the model villages built for them, the country’s army chief...

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    Thousands flee fresh clashes in northern Myanmar: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:00am on April 29, 2018

    Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar’s army and ethnic insurgents in the country’s remote north, a United Nations official said, as a...

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    7 Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya killings

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 11:10pm on April 11, 2018

    Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to jail with hard labour for their part in the extrajudicial killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men last year,...

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    Suu Kyi ally looks set for Myanmar presidency

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:36am on March 24, 2018

    A close ally of Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi took a step closer to becoming the country’s new president after the lower house...

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    Facebook defends track record on fighting Myanmar hate speech

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:22am on March 14, 2018

    Facebook said Tuesday it is ‘seriously’ fighting hate speech in Myanmar, following blistering criticism from UN officials who said the platform had morphed into a...

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    ‘Ethnic cleansing’ of Myanmar’s Rohingya continues: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on March 07, 2018

    Myanmar is continuing its ‘ethnic cleansing’ of the Rohingya with a ‘campaign of terror and forced starvation’ in Rakhine state, a UN human rights envoy...

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    Three bombs rock capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on February 25, 2018

    Three bombs exploded early Saturday in the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, a cauldron of ethnic tensions roiled by insurgencies and a military crackdown on...