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Myanmar: Car crash leaves five people dead

Yangon: At least five people died when a passenger bus collided with a probox car on Friday evening in southern Myanmar, according to a traffic policeman.

Myanmar mired ever deeper in crisis as human rights spiral backwards, warns Türk

New York: Nearly two years on from Myanmar’s brutal military coup against the democratically-elected government, the country has sunk deeper than ever into crisis, undergoing a  wholesale regression in human rights, UN human rights chief Volker Türk said on Friday.

Myanmar: Hundreds of political prisoners released, but thousands remain in jail

New York: Hundreds of political prisoners in Myanmar were granted amnesty this week, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said Friday, but thousands more remain incarcerated.

UN rights chief on Myanmar refugees and a future of ‘kindness, empathy and unity’

New York: Days after the latest sea rescue of Rohingya refugees by Indonesian fishing crews, UN human rights chief Volker Türk appealed on Friday for greater regional protections.

Myanmar court sends Aung San Suu Kyi to further seven years in prison

A military-run court in Myanmar has sentenced Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi to seven years in prison for corruption, media reports said on Friday.

UN expert on Myanmar: Security Council resolution not strong enough on 'systematic gross human rights violations'

New York: In response to the adoption of the Security Council’s first resolution on Myanmar since the military unleashed a brutal crackdown nearly two years ago, a UN-appointed independent human rights expert warned on Thursday that the carnage would only worsen without “strong, coordinated action” by UN Member States.

Dramatic increase in Andaman Sea crossings, warns UN refugee agency

New York: UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Friday, issued an alert over the dramatic increase in the number of people attempting to cross the Andaman Sea, from Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Myanmar: Secretive military courts sentence scores of people to death

New York: Since last year’s military coup in Myanmar, military courts have sentenced more than 130 people to death behind closed doors, the UN human rights chief said on Friday, following the latest convictions announced this week.

Myanmar crisis: Rights expert urges Korea to play ‘enhanced leadership role’

New York: Concluding a six-day official visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK), a UN-appointed independent human rights expert urged the country to help reverse the international community’s failure to address the crisis in Myanmar by taking the regional lead in ending violence against civilians there.

Myanmar: Ex-UK envoy, Japanese filmmaker among 6,000 to be freed

Yangon/UNI: Myanmar's military is set to release 6,000 prisoners including a former UK ambassador, a Japanese filmmaker and an Australian adviser to the country's ousted leader.

UN rights chief appeals for a halt in forced returns to Myanmar

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, on Wednesday called for a moratorium on the forced returns of refugees and migrants to Myanmar, in light of the ongoing situation in the country.

Malaysia’s forced return of Myanmar’s most vulnerable must stop: UNHCR

New York: Malaysia’s forced return of asylum-seekers to Myanmar has meant that hundreds of Myanmar nationals have been “sent back against their will” to the troubled country in the last two months, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

Myanmar: 8 die as twin explosions rock Insein prison

Naypyidaw: At least eight people died as twin explosions rocked Myanmar's Insein prison on Wednesday, media reports said.

Japanese journalist arrested in Myanmar

Tokyo: Japanese journalist Toru Kubota, who was arrested in Myanmar earlier this year on sedition charges, was sentenced to three more years on Wednesday for the violation of immigration law while entering Myanmar, Japanese media reported, citing sources in the law enforcement.

Myanmar courts Russia, but raises tensions with Bangladesh

Naypyidaw: Myanmar may be another nation wanting to de-dollarise its economy.