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Two years after exodus, Myanmar’s ‘desperate’ Rohingya youth need education, skills: UNICEF

New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): The daily struggle to survive for Myanmar’s Rohingya people in one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, has caused “overwhelming” despair and jeopardized the hopes of an entire generation, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, said on Friday.

Drugs, weapons seized in Myanmar's western state

Yangon, Aug 9 (Xinhua/UNI) Drugs and weapons were seized from a village administrator's house in Myanmar's Rakhine state, a statement from the Myanmar Police Force said on Friday.

Myanmar parliament approves constitution amendment report

Naypyitaw, Aug 9 (Xinhua/UNI) Myanmar parliament on Friday approved a report submitted by the Constitution Amendment Joint Committee.

Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military, independent UN experts claim in new report

New York, Aug 6 (IBNS): Money earned by the Myanmar military from international and domestic business deals, “substantially enhances its ability to carry out gross violations of human rights with impunity” according to a report released on Monday by an independent United Nations group looking into military-business ties in the South East Asian country. 

Bangladesh hands list of 25,000 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Dhaka, July 29 (IBNS): Keeping in mind the repatriation process, Bangladesh on Monday handed over names of 25,000 Rohingyas to Myanmar.

Sheikh Hasina attacks US congressman for proposal on attaching Rakhine with Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 8 (IBNS): Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday criticized US congressman for his proposal to attach Myanmar’s Rakhine State with her nation to end the Rohingya crisis, media reports said.

UN chief accepts independent report on Myanmar, highlighting ‘systemic’ failure surrounding Rohingya crisis

New York, June 18 (IBNS): An independent review into how the UN System operated in Myanmar in the years leading up to the mass exodus of the Rohingya following serious human rights abuses, has concluded there were “systemic and structural failures” that prevented a unified strategy from being implemented.

Myanmar: Conflict resolution at ‘total standstill’, military commanders must answer for crimes against humanity

New York, May 15 (IBNS): Myanmar’s military commanders must answer charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in a credible court, a United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFM) said on Tuesday, urging the international community to cut off all financial and other support to them.

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.