Category: Myanmar

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North Korea arming Syria, Myanmar: UN file

North Korea has been selling weapons to the governments of Syria and Myanmar, and has been exporting banned materials such as coal, iron, and steel, a United Nations report has found. According to the report released on Friday, Pyongyang has been assisting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government in developing its nuclear weapons programme, and has…

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Proof of Rohingya mass graves uncovered in Myanmar

Scores of Rohingya villagers in Myanmar have been massacred and buried in 5 mass graves, according to an exclusive investigation by the Associated Press news agency. The report by the news agency on Thursday includes witness testimony from two dozen survivors and relatives of victims, as well as time-stamped mobile phone footage of the aftermath…

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Rohingya rebels ambush Myanmar soldiers

Rohingya rebels attacked an army truck in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state and wounded five soldiers, state media said. A spokesman for the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) claimed responsibility for the ambush on Friday. “A vehicle … was attacked by 20 insurgents from the mountain using homemade mines and small arms,” the government said, adding…

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MSF: Bigger than 6,seven-hundred Rohingya killed in Myanmar

At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed by Myanmar security forces in one month following a government-led crackdown in the country’s Rakhine state in late August, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The figure, published on Thursday in an MSF report, is significantly higher than the numbers reported by Myanmar military officials relating to the same period. Sidney…

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Rohingya anxiousness Pope Francis over silence in Myanmar

As Pope Francis prepares to meet a small group of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, many are left with mixed feelings after he avoided to publicly speak about the months-long persecution against them during his four-day visit to Myanmar. The first by any pope in history, Pope Francis’ journey to Myanmar was seen by many Rohingya…