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Myanmar sees insurgents behind Rohingya killings in Northwest

Myanmar sees insurgents behind Rohingya killings in Northwest

Officials say Rohingya insurgents are behind this and a slew of killings in the area that has been racked by violence in recent months, with security forces accused of committing atrocities against civilians.

Cannot overlook what is happening in Myanmar: Nikki Haley

The UN estimates that more than 90,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee their homes in northern Rakhine State since last October.

Myanmar policeman fled deadly mob attack on Rohingya men

A group of Rakhine Buddhists threw bricks at Rohingya men in the state capital of Sittwe on Tuesday, killing one - identified as Maung Nu, also known as Monir Ahmad, 55 - the office of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said in a statement.

UN rights expert urges Myanmar to protect detained Rohingya children

Children as young as 10 were among hundreds of men detained on charges of consorting with Rohingya insurgents. 

Myanmar seeks to kick-start stalled peace process

Many armed groups have complained that Suu Kyi has not listened to their concerns and is working too closely with the military.

Chinese navy ships visit Myanmar for joint exercises

Chinese President Xi Jinping met Noble laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar' Aung San Suu Kyi meets Queen Elizabeth for lunch

Myanmar' Aung San Suu Kyi meets Queen Elizabeth for lunch

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Britain`s Queen Elizabeth for lunch on Friday at Buckingham Palace.

Myanmar govt staff sentenced to jail for criticising army

An official working for Aung San Suu Kyi`s government was sentenced to six months in jail by a Yangon court Friday for criticising Myanmar`s army chief in a Facebook post.

Aung San Suu Kyi's party retains heartland support in Myanmar polls

Official results from Myanmar's election committee show that Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling National League for Democracy party has retained voters' loyalty in its Yangon strongholds, but has weakened in ethnic minority areas that helped boost her party's 2015 landslide general election victory.

Aung San Suu Kyi`s new govt faces first test at Myanmar polls

Aung San Suu Kyi`s new govt faces first test at Myanmar polls

Aung San Suu Kyi`s government will face its first test at the ballot box on Saturday in by-elections around Myanmar seen as a barometer for growing disillusionment with her party a year after it took office.

Myanmar stumbles on path to democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi

For decades Myanmar`s people dreamed of democracy, but a year into office Aung San Suu Kyi`s elected government is struggling to revive a sluggish economy and shake off the vestiges of the still powerful military.

As UN looks on, Myanmar Army Chief defends military campaign in Rakhine

Myanmar`s army chief defended a military crackdown in Rakhine State on Monday after the UN pledged to probe claims security forces carried out a campaign of killing and torture against Rohingya Muslims there.

UN to `urgently` send rights probe to Myanmar

The UN rights council agreed Friday to "urgently" launch an investigation into violations against Myanmar`s Rohingya Muslims, including torture, murder and rapes allegedly committed by troops.

Four in court over murder of top Myanmar lawyer

Four men accused of plotting the murder of a prominent Myanmar lawyer and adviser to de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in a Yangon court on Friday. 

Myanmar govt swats away `biased` UN abuse claims

A close aide to Myanmar`s Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday dismissed mounting international pressure over alleged abuses of Rohingya Muslims as "biased and unfair", despite UN evidence of murder, rape and torture by security forces.

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.