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Release of prize-winning Reuters journalists in Myanmar welcomed by UN

New York, May 8 (IBNS): The release of two prize-winning Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after reporting on the massacre of Rohingya Muslims has been welcomed by the UN human rights office, OHCHR, which warns however that press freedom there remains “dire”.

Myanmar military defuses more landmines in western state

Yangon, Apr 30 (Xinhua/UNI) The Myanmar security forces have defused three more improvised explosive devices (IED), planted by an ethnic insurgent group, the Arakan Army (AA), in Rakhine state, the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services said on Tuesday.

Myanmar landslide: 90 dies at Kachin jade mine

Yangon, Apr 23 (UNI) A landslide at a jade mine has killed at least 90 people in northern Myanmar, witnesses say.

Myanmar's security forces counter attack ethnic insurgents in western state

Yangon, Apr 21 (UNI): Myanmar's security forces have launched a counter-attack against the insurgent group, the Arakan Army (AA), in its regional military headquarters in Rakhine state, the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services said.

Pompeo discusses increasing cooperation with Bangladesh FM: State Dept

Washington, Apr 9 (Sputnik/UNI) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Adbud Momen discussed the the increasing cooperation between both nations across a number of areas, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a readout of a meeting between the two diplomats in Washington on Monday.

Terrorist arrested in Myanmar western state: police

Yangon, Apr 8 (Xinhua/UNI) The Myanmar authority has arrested a member of terrorist group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) in a border town in the country's western Rakhine state, according to the Police Force Monday.

Myanmar's parliament to resume 12th session end of April

Yangon, Apr 8 (Xinhua) Myanmar's parliament will resume its 12th session on April 29, the parliament announced on Monday.

Myanmar military target civilians in deadly helicopter attack, UN rights office issues war crimes warning

New York, Apr 6 (IBNS): Intensifying clashes between the Myanmar military and armed separatists that reportedly involved a deadly helicopter bombing raid on civilians earlier this week in Rakhine state, have been condemned by the UN human rights office, OHCHR.

Myanmar: 16 killed, 48 hurt in warehouse explosion

Yangon, Mar 24 (Xinhua): At least 16 people were killed and 48 others injured in a warehouse explosion in Myanmar's eastern Shan state Nyi Rang, external relation officer of the United Wa State Army (UWSA) in Lashio said on Sunday.

Ethnic insurgents continue to attack military columns in Myanmar western state

Yangon, Mar 23 (Xinhua/UNI) An ethnic insurgent group, the Arakan Army (AA), continued to attack a column of the Myanmar armed forces conducting security operation in Yathedaung township, Rakhine state over the last two days, said a release from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the defense Services on Saturday.

UN rights expert calls for end to ‘purgatory’ of ‘international inaction’ facing Myanmar’s remaining Rohingya

New York, Mar 12 (IBNS): A humanitarian crisis fuelled by the suppression of basic human rights is continuing across Myanmar’s Rakhine state, a UN Human Rights Council-appointed expert said on Monday, in an appeal for alleged atrocities there to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Stateless Rohingya refugee children living in ‘untenable situation’, UNICEF chief

New York, Feb 28 (IBNS): With around half a million in effect, stateless Rohingya refugee children living in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar camp, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) chief stressed on Friday that the international community must address their “untenable situation” and “invest in this generation”.

Myanmar and UN agriculture agency agree framework to improve nutrition and food security

New York, Feb 20 (IBNS): The Myanmar Government and the UN’s agriculture agency signed on Tuesday a multi-year agreement that will create conditions to help improve nutrition and food security in the south-east Asian country, while safeguarding and sustainably managing the use of natural resources.

Scale of displacement across Myanmar ‘very difficult to gauge’, says UN refugee agency

New York, Feb 9 (IBNS): Concern over escalating violence in Myanmar’s Chin and Rakhine states continues to grow, with civilians reportedly forced to flee both internally, and across the border into Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have already sought shelter.

Myanmar Government side-lining democratic reform, resorting to military era repression: UN expert

New York, Jan 26 (IBNS): The human rights situation in Myanmar continues to deteriorate, as the civilian government fails to bring about democratic reforms and instead resorts to the kind of repression carried out under previous military regimes, said the UN human rights expert Yanghee Lee, speaking at the end of an 11-day mission to neighbouring Thailand and Bangladesh.