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Myanmar: Country in Southeast Asia
Myanmar or Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered by Bangladesh and India to its northwest, China to its northeast, Laos and Thailand to its east and southeast, and the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal to its south and southwest. With a size of 676,578 square kilometres, Myanmar is the largest of the Mainland Southeast Asian states by area. As of 2017, the population is about 54 million. Its capital city is Naypyidaw, and its largest city is Yangon (Rangoon). Myanmar has been a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1997.

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Ulfa (I) claims responsibility for Assam blasts

The proscribed Myanmar-based anti-talk Ulfa (I) faction led by Paresh Baruah has claimed responsibility for the four blasts in upper Assam districts on Sunday morning as the country celebrated the 71st..
IndiaTimes - Published

Two Rohingya women killed as Myanmar army shells village: MP

Two women, one pregnant, were killed and seven other people injured after Myanmar troops shelled a Rohingya village on Saturday, according to a lawmaker and a villager, two days after the U.N.’s..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Myanmar


Civilian deaths as Myanmar army shells Rohingya village [Video]Civilian deaths as Myanmar army shells Rohingya village

At least two people have been killed in Myanmar after troops fired shells into a Rohingya village.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:39Published

Will Myanmar respect ICJ order to protect Rohingya from genocide? [Video]Will Myanmar respect ICJ order to protect Rohingya from genocide?

Experts celebrate landmark ruling but have little hope that gov't which denies genocide will prevent further violence.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:10Published

'Justice served': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling [Video]'Justice served': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling

UN top court's order asking Myanmar to prevent further genocide of mainly Muslim Rohingya cheered at Cox's Bazar camps.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya [Video]ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya

Top UN court finds 'irreparable damage' caused to Rohingya; orders Myanmar to take steps to prevent genocide.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:26Published

Myanmar ordered to end abuses against Rohingya [Video]Myanmar ordered to end abuses against Rohingya

They have also ordered the government to protect all evidence for a potential genocide trial.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:57Published

Myanmar braces for Rohingya genocide ruling by UN court [Video]Myanmar braces for Rohingya genocide ruling by UN court

Myanmar braces for Rohingya genocide ruling by UN court

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:45Published

Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road [Video]Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:23Published

Facebook Apologizes for Translating Chinese President’s Name [Video]Facebook Apologizes for Translating Chinese President’s Name

Facebook has apologized for translating Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name as “Mr Shithole” on its platform during his visit to Myanmar this week. The company said the incident was due to a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Minorities in Myanmar receive training [Video]Minorities in Myanmar receive training

A group founded by a former member of US special forces is training people from ethnic minorities in Myanmar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

Rohingya crisis: Bleak prospects for refugees in Bangladesh camps [Video]Rohingya crisis: Bleak prospects for refugees in Bangladesh camps

After fleeing a 2017 Myanmar forces crackdown, conditions and future for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh remain dismal.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

ICJ speech: Suu Kyi fails to use 'Rohingya' to describe minority [Video]ICJ speech: Suu Kyi fails to use 'Rohingya' to describe minority

While defending military against genocide charges, Myanmar leader does not use Rohingya to describe persecuted minority.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Myanmar leader urges World Court to drop genocide case [Video]Myanmar leader urges World Court to drop genocide case

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on World Court judges on Thursday to dismiss an accusation of genocide against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, saying its own justice system should be..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:53Published

Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial - Gambia [Video]Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial - Gambia

Myanmar cannot be trusted to hold its soldiers accountable for alleged atrocities against its Rohingya Muslim minority, and measures to stop the violence need to be taken immediately, a lawyer..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against genocide allegations [Video]Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against genocide allegations

In unprecedented move, former human rights icon defends Myanmar generals at ICJ over killings, rape and displacement.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Aung San Suu Kyi at the ICJ for Myanmar genocide trial [Video]Aung San Suu Kyi at the ICJ for Myanmar genocide trial

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been heavily criticised in the past for failing to condemn the authorities' crackdown on Muslim minorities.View on euronews

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Rohingya crisis: Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi personally defends Myanmar against accusations of genocide [Video]Rohingya crisis: Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi personally defends Myanmar against accusations of genocide

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At top court, Myanmar urged to 'stop genocide of own people' [Video]At top court, Myanmar urged to 'stop genocide of own people'

Gambia's justice minister launches ICJ case to try and stop Myanmar abusing Rohingya as Aung San Suu Kyi leads defence.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Gambia asks U.N. court to 'stop genocide' in Myanmar [Video]Gambia asks U.N. court to 'stop genocide' in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi was at the UN's court in the Hague on Tuesday to hear Gambia outline its genocide case against Myanmar. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:43Published

Suu Kyi faces down Hague's genocide probe [Video]Suu Kyi faces down Hague's genocide probe

Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Tuesday to defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. Opposing her is Gambia's Justice..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Rohingya demand justice ahead of Myanmar genocide hearings [Video]Rohingya demand justice ahead of Myanmar genocide hearings

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh appeal to the international community to hold Myanmar accountable for its crimes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published

Aung San Suu Kyi to appear at ICJ as Myanmar faces genocide case [Video]Aung San Suu Kyi to appear at ICJ as Myanmar faces genocide case

Myanmar leader will defend country against charges of genocide over a 2017 crackdown on the Rohingya filed by Gambia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

An icon's journey: Aung San Suu Kyi's life in troubled Myanmar [Video]An icon's journey: Aung San Suu Kyi's life in troubled Myanmar

On Tuesday, World Human Rights Day, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will fight accusations of genocide brought against her country at the International Court of Justice. This timeline charts her..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published

 

Myanmar already protecting Rohingya, ruling party says after world court's order

Myanmar has put in place measures to protect Rohingya Muslims, a spokesman for the ruling party said on Friday, shrugging off an order from the International Court of Justice a day earlier to stop..
Reuters - Published

‘The gate of justice is opened’: Rohingya cheer as World Court orders Myanmar to protect them

Rohingya Muslims celebrated a decision by the International Court of Justice to order Myanmar to protect them, hovering over mobile phones in refugee camps to watch the first legal victory since a..
Reuters - Published

Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar democracy icon who fell from grace

Once a beacon for human rights, Myanmar's leader is accused of turning a blind eye to abuses.
BBC News - Published

World Court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from acts of genocide

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Rohingya population from atrocities, a ruling hailed as a "triumph of international justice" by the..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Highest U.N. court can tell states what to do - but not enforce

In ordering Myanmar on Thursday to take immediate measures to prevent atrocities against its Muslim Rohingya minority, the International Court of Justice in The Hague was handing down a binding ruling..
Reuters - Published

International Court of Justice orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population from persecution and atrocities, and preserve evidence of alleged crimes..
France 24 - Published

World Court orders Myanmar to impose measures to protect Rohingya

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take sweeping provisional measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population and avoid acts that could constitute genocide.
Reuters - Published

World court acts to prevent Rohingya genocide

The decision comes despite Myanmar de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi's defence arguments.
BBC News - Published

World Court says has preliminary jurisdiction in Myanmar genocide case

The International Court of Justice said on Thursday that it has jurisdiction to hear a case against Myanmar seeking emergency measures to prevent it committing genocide against its Rohingya minority.
Reuters - Published

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi says Rohingya 'exaggerated' abuses: FT

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday that "war crimes" may have been committed against Rohingya Muslims but denied genocide, saying refugees had "exaggerated" the extent of abuses against..
Reuters - Published

Rohingya crisis: The Gambia who took Aung San Sui Kyi to the world court

Gambian Abubacarr Tambadou has forced the Nobel laureate to defend Myanmar against genocide charges.
BBC News - Published

Rohingya refugees pray for justice as court to rule in genocide case

rohingya refugees pray for justice as court to rule in genocide case
By Ruma Paul COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees who fled persecution and violence in Myanmar are praying for justice as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague prepares..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Trump administration plans to add seven nations to travel ban list: Reports

trump administration plans to add seven nations to travel ban list: reports
The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, US media reports said on Tuesday. Some..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Myanmar rebels free lawmaker abducted in attack on boat

Ethnic minority rebels in Myanmar have released a lawmaker held hostage for two months in a bid to reduce tension in the war-torn western state of Rakhine, a human rights group and the rebels said.
Reuters - Published

Myanmar government-appointed panel finds 'war crimes' but no 'genocide' against Rohingya

A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the..
Reuters - Published

China struggles in new diplomatic role, trying to return Rohingya to Myanmar

In a muddy field in western Myanmar, hundreds of Chinese shipping containers fitted with single narrow windows stand in neat lines, empty of the refugees they were designed to host.
Reuters - Published

Facebook blames 'technical issue' for offensive Xi Jinping translation

President Xi Jinping's name is badly mistranslated into English during his state visit to Myanmar.
BBC News - Published

China and Myanmar 'stand together' despite Rohingya backlash

china and myanmar 'stand together' despite rohingya backlash
(MENAFN - AFP) China and Myanmar inked dozens of mammoth infrastructure and trade deals after a meeting Saturday between President Xi Jinping and fall... ......
WorldNews - Published

Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road as Xi courts an isolated Suu Kyi

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar president hails 'historic' visit as China's Xi arrives to fanfare

Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into Myanmar on Friday for two days of talks to shore up massive infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation isolated by the West over its treatment of the..
Reuters - Published

Rohingyas carried out massacre in India, damaged our culture: BJP MP Pragya Thakur

She added that the community was thrown out of their native country for the same reason, thereby hinting at their fate in Myanmar.
DNA - Published

Why Chinese President Xi Jinping's Myanmar visit may worry India

Chinese President Xi Jinping visit to Myanmar — the first by a Chinese leader in 19 years, will closely be watched by India
IndiaTimes - Published

As China’s Xi visits Myanmar, ethnic groups rue 'disrespectful' investment

The streets of Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw were festooned with banners celebrating 70 years of Myanmar-China relations ahead of the arrival of President Xi Jinping on Friday for his first visit to..
Reuters - Published

Rights group denounces Japan envoy for 'disturbing' comments on Myanmar Rohingya

Tokyo-based human rights activists on Wednesday decried recent remarks by Japan's ambassador to Yangon, who told local media he did not think the Myanmar military committed genocide on the Rohingya..
Reuters - Published

World Court to rule on emergency measures in Myanmar genocide case on January 23 - Gambia

The International Court of Justice, the United Nations' highest court, will issue a decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar on Jan. 23, the Gambian Ministry of..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar sends nearly 200 Rohingya captured at sea to Rakhine camps

Seasonal calmer waters have seen an increase in the number of Rohingya putting their lives in the hands of traffickers in a desperate bid to reach Malaysia or Indonesia by boat. But few make it as far..
IndiaTimes - Published

Last Bodo militant group leaves Myanmar, surrenders to Indian authorities


IndiaTimes - Published

Chinese leader Xi Jinping to visit Myanmar next week

chinese leader xi jinping to visit myanmar next week
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit neighboring Myanmar next week amid efforts to strengthen relations with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Myanmar...
WorldNews - Published

Four Rohingya children killed in blast in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Four Rohingya Muslim children were killed by a landmine explosion in Myanmar's western Rakhine state on Tuesday which the military and ethnic insurgents blamed on each other.
Reuters - Published

Assam Rifles recovers contraband worth Rs 3.75 cr from Indo-Myanmar border

The Moreh Battalion of Assam Rifles on Thursday recovered contraband worth Rs 3.75 crore from an unknown individual near the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur.
DNA - Published

Bangladesh restores mobile network in border areas with India

On Tuesday, Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission had asked telecom operators to shut down all mobile networks in one kilometre border areas with India and Myanmar.
DNA - Published

Myanmar Rohingya: UN condemns human rights abuses

The UN General Assembly passes a resolution calling on Myanmar to stop hatred towards minorities.
BBC News - Published

Aung San Suu Kyi party official killed in Myanmar's Rakhine

aung san suu kyi party official killed in myanmar's rakhine
YANGON: An official from Aung San Suu Kyi's political party was killed in Rakhine state after planning a show of support for the leader's defence of Myanmar against genocide allegations at The Hague, a..
WorldNews - Published

Rakhine rebels say Myanmar official killed in fighting

Rebels in Myanmar's Rakhine region said a captured official from Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party has died, two weeks after being taken for organizing protests against genocide accusations faced by..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds rally against Myanmar police over child rape case

Hundreds of people joined a protest on Monday against Myanmar’s police after the force broke the law by revealing the name of the child victim of a high profile rape case following the acquittal of a..
Reuters - Published

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