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Facebook removes Myanmar military's primary page; Cites repeated policy violations

22 Feb 2021

Facebook removes Myanmar military's primary page; Cites repeated policy violations

Facebook has punished the Myanmar military establishment after it led the recent coup that ousted the elected government. The social media giant removed the military establishment's eponymously named Facebook page Tatmadaw, which roughly translates to True News Information Team.

Woman shot last week at Myanmar protest dies

19 Feb 2021

Woman shot last week at Myanmar protest dies

A woman who was shot in the head by police during a protest last week against the military's takeover of power in Myanmar died Friday morning, her brother said.

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi, others detained; Army takes control

01 Feb 2021

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi, others detained; Army takes control

The military took control over Myanmar on Monday, soon after it detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of the governing party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).

Jack Dorsey pleads ignorance about Brahmanical patriarchy; wants FIR quashed

12 Dec 2018

Jack Dorsey pleads ignorance about Brahmanical patriarchy; wants FIR quashed

In the latest development in the 'Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy' controversy involving Jack Dorsey, the Twitter CEO has pleaded ignorance, and has asked the Rajasthan High Court to quash an FIR against him.

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

13 Nov 2018

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

Amnesty International yesterday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honor over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims.

In deportation of 7 Rohingyas, Supreme Court refuses to intervene

04 Oct 2018

In deportation of 7 Rohingyas, Supreme Court refuses to intervene

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere in the deportation of 7 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, saying it wasn't inclined to take the decision.

New report claims "sheer brutality" by Myanmar's Rohingyas on Hindus

23 May 2018

New report claims "sheer brutality" by Myanmar's Rohingyas on Hindus

In what could potentially change the narrative around Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, a report by Amnesty International has made controversial allegations.

Two Indian photojournalists part of Reuters Pulitzer Prize winning team

20 Apr 2018

Two Indian photojournalists part of Reuters Pulitzer Prize winning team

Every photo tells a story and a Reuters team of photojournalists did exactly that when they captured the plight of nearly 600,000 Rohingya refugees desperately trying to flee Myanmar and come to Bangladesh in 2017.

MSF: 6,700 Rohingya massacred in Myanmar in one month

14 Dec 2017

MSF: 6,700 Rohingya massacred in Myanmar in one month

At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the month after the outbreak of violence in Myanmar in August, according to aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

SC defers hearing on Rohingya refugee deportation to Jan 31

05 Dec 2017

SC defers hearing on Rohingya refugee deportation to Jan 31

The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing of a petition filed by two Rohingya Muslim refugees against the Centre's decision to deport all Rohingyas back to Myanmar to January 31.

Why Pope Francis faces a tricky trip to Myanmar

27 Nov 2017

Why Pope Francis faces a tricky trip to Myanmar

Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar at a time when the country faces widespread allegations of ethnic cleansing.

Myanmar: Two journalists jailed for filming using drones near parliament

11 Nov 2017

Myanmar: Two journalists jailed for filming using drones near parliament

A Myanmar court has awarded a 2-month sentence to two journalists for using a drone to capture video-footage close to the nation's parliament.

Rohingya crisis: What are China's interests in Rakhine?

28 Sep 2017

Rohingya crisis: What are China's interests in Rakhine?

Amid rampant violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar's Rakhine state, China and India have been backing its government.

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi's speech draws international condemnation

22 Sep 2017

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi's speech draws international condemnation

Amid rampant violence against Rohingyas in the Rakhine state, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is under increasing international pressure to act.

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi says Myanmar doesn't fear "international scrutiny"

19 Sep 2017

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi says Myanmar doesn't fear "international scrutiny"

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said her country doesn't fear "international scrutiny" over how it's handling the Rohingya crisis.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi skipping UN General Assembly amid Rohingya outrage

14 Sep 2017

Myanmar's Suu Kyi skipping UN General Assembly amid Rohingya outrage

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing widespread international criticism over the Rohingya crisis, will be missing next week's UN General Assembly (UNGA) session.

UN: Violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar 'seems like ethnic cleansing'

11 Sep 2017

UN: Violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar 'seems like ethnic cleansing'

The UN human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein said Myanmar's security operation against the Rohingya "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing"

Rohingya refugees recount village massacre by Myanmar military

11 Sep 2017

Rohingya refugees recount village massacre by Myanmar military

In spine-chilling interviews given to Agence France-Presse (AFP), a group of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh detailed how the Myanmar military allegedly slaughtered their family members and burned their village.

Rohingya crisis: India refuses to endorse international declaration against Myanmar

08 Sep 2017

Rohingya crisis: India refuses to endorse international declaration against Myanmar

Standing with Myanmar on the Rohingya crisis, India refused to sign the Bali Declaration on meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in Indonesia.

Myanmar urges Rohingyas to help hunt insurgents, as situation deteriorates

04 Sep 2017

Myanmar urges Rohingyas to help hunt insurgents, as situation deteriorates

Myanmar has urged members of the Rohingya Muslim community to cooperate with authorities searching for insurgents who launched coordinated attacks on security posts on August 26.

Myanmar violence: Thousands of Rohingyas flee to the Bangladesh border

28 Aug 2017

Myanmar violence: Thousands of Rohingyas flee to the Bangladesh border

As Myanmar's Rakhine state spiraled into violence, thousands of Rohingya refugees are fleeing to the nearby Bangladesh border, only to be turned back by Bangladeshi border guards.

Clashes between Rohingyas and security forces kill 89 in Myanmar

26 Aug 2017

Clashes between Rohingyas and security forces kill 89 in Myanmar

At least 77 Rohingya Muslims and 12 members of Myanmar's security forces were killed in the country's restive Rakhine state after a rebel group attacked police posts and an army base.