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    6 lakh Rohingyas in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 05:40pm on September 16, 2019

    Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a ‘serious risk of genocide’, UN investigators said Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from...

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    Myanmar filmmaker jailed for one year after criticising military

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:24am on August 30, 2019

    A Myanmar filmmaker was sentenced to a year in prison on Thursday for criticising the military, as free expression advocates warned of ‘grave threats’ to...

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    Myanmar to join US-ASEAN maritime drills despite sanctions

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:05am on August 29, 2019

    Myanmar’s navy will join maritime drills with the US in Southeast Asia next week, a spokesman said Wednesday, in a rare show of military cooperation...

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    Myanmar blames Bangladesh for Rohingya repatriation failure

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 06:18pm on August 23, 2019

    Myanmar on Friday pushed blame for its second failed attempt to repatriate the Rohingya on Bangladesh, a day after not a single refugee turned up...

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    Eight charged in Myanmar for funding ‘rebels’

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on August 10, 2019

    Eight people accused of helping fund ethnic Rakhine rebels, including several deported from Singapore, were formally charged under counter-terrorism laws in a Myanmar court...

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    Drug lab raids in Myanmar with artillery fire

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:17am on August 02, 2019

    Raids on jungle drug labs have been met with heavy artillery fire, Myanmar narcotics police said Thursday, in an area riddled with armed groups accused...

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    Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:45am on July 31, 2019

    A Plan International aid worker was shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine state, the army said Tuesday, the first time an NGO employee has...

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    Nine held in Myanmar in Rakhine rebel fundraising probe

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on July 27, 2019

    Nine people subject to a police probe over fundraising for a rebel group fighting Myanmar’s military in restive Rakhine state were remanded in custody Friday,...

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    Dozens of boat people found stranded in Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:54am on July 09, 2019

    More than 60 people were found stranded near a boat in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, an official said Monday, as a trafficking route for persecuted Rohingya...

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    Myanmar shuts nurseries, makes arrest in toddler rape case

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 05:12pm on July 04, 2019

    Seven nurseries in Myanmar’s capital remained closed Thursday as police charged a suspect for allegedly raping a two-year-old, a case that has horrified a country...

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