Naypyitaw/IBNS: At a time when China is being viewed with increased suspicion for its aggression in the South China Sea, its role in Covid-19, and more recently the violent face-off with India, the country's closest ally Myanmar has alleged that China is arming the insurgent groups in the country with sophisticated weapons and sought international intervention to tackle the situation.
Bangkok/Sputnik: A landslide caused by monsoon rains in Myanmar has killed no less than 113 people, the country's emergency services said on Thursday.
New York/IBNS: A World Health Organization (WHO) worker has been killed while driving a vehicle carrying COVID-19 samples in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, the United Nations country office confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.
Naypyitaw/Sputnik/UNI: Myanmar President U Win Myint has granted amnesty to a total of 24,896 prisoners across the country as part of the celebration of traditional Burmese New Year, media reported on Friday.
New York/IBNS: UN agencies together with the Bangladesh authorities have appealed for $877 million to support hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, where conditions are still not conducive for their safe return, UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi said on Tuesday.
Yangon/Xinhua/UNI: Four people were killed with 14 others injured in a car crash in Myanmar's Shan State, according to a release from the Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday.
New York/IBNS: An independent human rights expert said she has not given up hope for a democratic transition in Myanmar even though the country has yet to address “grave allegations” of international crimes, including possible genocide.
New York/IBNS: Myanmar must take steps to protect its minority Rohingya population, the top UN court unanimously ruled on Thursday.
Moscow/Sputnik: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on Thursday that conditions were met for emergency measures in Myanmar to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority on the request of the Gambia, obliging Myanmar to ensure that its armed units do not commit or incite genocide. In November, the Gambia initiated proceedings at the ICJ against Myanmar accusing it of committing atrocities on massive scale against the Rohingya Muslims residing within its territory.
Moscow/Sputnik: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on Thursday that conditions were met for emergency measures in Myanmar to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority on the request of the Gambia, obliging Myanmar to ensure that its armed units do not commit or incite genocide.
The Hague/IBNS: The International Court of Justice is expected to announce its decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar on Jan 23, officials said on Wednesday.
New York/IBNS: Myanmar will have “no tolerance” for human rights abuses committed in Rakhine state and will prosecute the military, if war crimes have been committed there, Aung San Suu Kyi told the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN’s main judicial body, on Wednesday.
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Four people were killed and another 10 sustained injuries in a grenade explosion that happened during a festival devoted to the end of the rainy season in southeastern Myanmar, local media reported on Wednesday, citing a local charity group.
New York: Myanmar is prioritizing the repatriation of scores of people who fled violence in northern Rakhine state for Bangladesh, a senior official from the country said on Saturday, the fifth day of debate in the UN General Assembly.
New York, Sept 17 (IBNS): Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase their identity and remove them from the country”, UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.