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Border Guard Bangladesh personnel sends back five Myanmar nationals

The  Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has sent back five people who arrived in Shapuree Dwip from Myanmar on Saturday.

Six people arrested for illegal possession of rockets in southern Myanmar

Myanmar authorities have arrested six suspects for illegal possession of rockets in southern Myanmar's Bago region, official media reported on Sunday.

Myanmar further extends state emergency by six months on eve of military coup

Naypyidaw: Myanmar authorities on Wednesday extended the country's state of emergency for six months, citing ongoing terrorist attacks and drug trafficking.

Myanmar overtakes Afghanistan to become world’s top opium producer

Myanmar is now the world’s largest opium producer, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported on Tuesday, as the economic and political crisis following the 2021 coup and widening conflict between the military and armed groups continues to drive farmers towards illicit opium poppy production.

Myanmar: ‘Inhumanity in its vilest form’ continues, warns Türk

The UN human rights chief on Tuesday presented another grim assessment of the situation in Myanmar, detailing escalating horrors inflicted by the military on civilians in the country.

War crimes intensifying: Myanmar human rights investigators

UN-appointed independent human rights investigators told the Human Rights Council on Monday that Myanmar’s people continue to suffer deeply from the effects of horrific crimes committed by the country’s military, amid intensifying violence.

Six years on, still no justice for Myanmar’s Rohingya

UN human rights chief Volker Türk, on Thursday, reiterated the call for accountability and justice for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya driven from their homes in Myanmar by security forces in 2017, in what has been described as “textbook” ethnic cleansing.

Myanmar: Boat sinks in Bay of Bengal, 23 Rohingyas die

Rescuers have found the bodies of 23 Rohingyas who were fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine State, media reports said on Friday.

Myanmar: Jailed former leader Aung San Suu Kyi granted pardon on five of 19 offenses, to remain under house arrest

Myanmar’s ruling military Tuesday pardoned jailed former leader Aung San Suu Kyi on five of the 19 offenses for which she was convicted.

Funding ‘simply not enough’ for Rohingya refugees, UN agencies report

New York: Current funding for critical aid efforts supporting Rohingya refugees living in camps in southern Bangladesh is simply not enough, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has said, as dwindling resources have forced the second ration cut in three months.

Myanmar: Chinese-backed power plant shuts down operation

Washington:  A Chinese-backed combined cycle power plant near Gantgawdaw Pagoda in Myanmar’s Arakan State’s Kyaukphyu Township recently stopped its operations, media reports said.

Myanmar atrocities and impunity must end: Türk

New York: The Myanmar regime’s brutal violence against civilians and its denial of life-saving humanitarian aid reflect “utter contempt for humanity”, UN rights chief Volker Türk told the Human Rights Council on Thursday.

Myanmar: Military’s obstruction of humanitarian aid could be international crime

New York: Myanmar’s military is killing civilians, destroying food and homes, and keeping the most vulnerable from receiving lifesaving aid, according to a new report from the UN human rights office (OHCHR).

22 kg of heroin seized in Myanmar

Yangon/UNI: Myanmar authorities have seized 22 kilograms of heroin in the country's central region of Mandalay, according to a statement from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) late Sunday.

Bangladesh must suspend plans to return Rohingya refugees to Myanmar: Rights expert

Bangladesh must “immediately suspend” a pilot repatriation project for Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar, where they face “serious risks” to their lives and freedom, a UN-appointed independent rights expert said on Thursday.