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Ex-army officer ordered Myanmar lawyer's murder: Presidency

A former military officer ordered the murder of a prominent Myanmar lawyer and advisor to de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the president's office said today.

Myanmar commanders should be punished for rape of Rohingya: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch on Monday called for Myanmar to punish army and police commanders if they allowed troops to rape and sexually assault women and girls of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Malaysia to hold Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meeting on Rohingya crisis

Foreign ministers from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation will meet to discuss the Rohingya Muslim crisis next week in Kuala Lumpur, a Malaysian official said today, as thousands continue to flee Myanmar.

United Nations rights envoy to probe Myanmar Rohingya violence

The United Nations on Friday said its human rights envoy for Myanmar will probe escalating violence in the country, including a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, when she visits next week.

Myanmar commission denies abuses against Rohingya

A commission probing violence in Myanmar`s Rakhine State on Wednesday denied security forces had abused Rohingya, days after a video emerged showing police beating civilians from the Muslim minority.

Myanmar detains police over Rohingya abuse video

Myanmar`s government on Monday said it has detained several police officers over a video apparently showing Rohingya civilians being beaten, a rare admission that authorities may have carried out abuses against the Muslim minority.

UN says 15,000 flee into China as Myanmar's Army battles ethnic rebels

Up to 15,000 people may have fled across Myanmar`s border into China in the past month, a United Nations agency has said, as fighting between Myanmar`s Army and ethnic armed groups intensifies.

UN says it gets reports daily of killings and rapes in Myanmar

The United Nations is getting daily reports of rapes and killings of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar and independent monitors are being barred from investigating, the UN human rights office said on Friday.

UN calls on Myanmar`s Suu Kyi to visit crisis-hit Rakhine

The UN has urged Myanmar`s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit the north of Rakhine state, where the army is accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority.

United Nations calls on Myanmar`s Suu Kyi to visit crisis-hit Rakhine

The UN has urged Myanmar`s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit northern Rakhine state, where the army is accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority.

China offers Myanmar support to end ethnic unrest near border

China told Myanmar on Wednesday that they should work together to stabilise their shared border, in the wake of a series of attacks by ethnic armed groups on Myanmar security forces and thousands of people crossing into China to escape the violence.

Malaysia PM to attend rally condemning Myanmar violence

The gathering, which will take place in an yet-to-be announced location on Sunday, will involve politicians, NGOs and "all concerned with the issue" the official told AFP, without giving further details.

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya fleeing Myanmar unrest

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya fleeing Myanmar unrest

Police in the Bangladeshi border town of Cox`s Bazar said on Wednesday, they had detained 70 Rohingya, including women and children, and would send them back across the border.

China says 3,000 flee Myanmar after fighting along border

China is giving shelter to more than 3,000 people who have fled Myanmar after fighting between the government and rebels, and stray shells have fallen inside Chinese territory causing minor damage but no deaths, state media said on Tuesday.

Myanmar government faces new crisis as ethnic armies attack military

The fighting last year pitted the army against the predominantly ethnic Chinese Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and its allies, the Ta`ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Arakan Army (AA).

India, Myanmar to closely coordinate on border security

India and Myanmar on Wednesday agreed to closely coordinate with each other on border security while Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed New Delhi's commitment to help develop Myanmar.

India committed to Myanmar's development: PM Narendra Modi in joint address with Aung San Suu Kyi

India committed to Myanmar's development: PM Narendra Modi in joint address with Aung San Suu Kyi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India was committed to the development of Myanmar as the two countries signed new agreements to enhance bilateral ties during State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's New Delhi visit.

PM Narendra Modi meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met State Counsellor and Foreign Minister of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi here on Wednesday, the third and concluding day of her three-day state visit to India.

Aung Suu Kyi to meet PM Narendra Modi today

Aung Suu Kyi to meet PM Narendra Modi today

State Counselor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on a three-day visit to India, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today.India and Myanmar have been trying to give bilateral ties a more strategic approach after the National League for Democracy under the leadership of Suu Kyi came to power in Myanmar in March this year.

Death toll rises as Myanmar battles border attackers

Myanmar`s security forces have now killed at least 26 people in response to attacks on police that have sparked a dramatic escalation in violence in a Muslim-majority region along its border with Bangladesh, according to reports in state media.