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Myanmar latest to call out China for arming insurgents amid outrage by Vietnam and Philippines

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.

At least 113 people dead in Myanmar monsoon landslide: Emergency Services

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.

UN condemns killing of WHO staffer in Myanmar transporting COVID-19 samples

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.

Almost 25,000 prisoners released in Myanmar as part of new year amnesty

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.

Myanmar doing too little to ensure displaced Rohingya return: UN refugee agency chief

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.

Four killed,14 injured in car crash in eastern Myanmar

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.

Myanmar: Departing UN rights expert still hopeful for democratic transition

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.

Top UN court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from genocide

New York/IBNS: Myanmar must take steps to protect its minority Rohingya population, the top UN court unanimously ruled on Thursday.

International Court Rules on emergency measures in Myanmar to protect Rohingya minority

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.

International Court rules on emergency measures in Myanmar to protect Rohingya minority

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.

ICJ ruling on urgent measures in Rohingya case to be announced Jan 23: Gambia

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.

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar from accusations of genocide, at top UN court

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.

Grenade explosion at festival in Southeastern Myanmar kills 4: Reports

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.

Myanmar willing to repatriate ‘verified returnees’ from Bangladesh

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.

Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council

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.