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Myanmar’s rich and powerful using defamation to silence critics: report

Defamation cases have rocketed since Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government came to power in Myanmar, a report said Monday, as

Myanmar opium crop shrinks by a quarter

The area under opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar has shrunk by a quarter in the last two years, a UN study

Pope calls refugees ‘Rohingya’ after emotional meeting in Dhaka

Pope Francis referred to refugees who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh as “Rohingya” on Friday, using the politically sensitive name for

Pope urges world to act on Rohingya refugee crisis


Pope Francis called Thursday for “decisive” international action on the Rohingya refugee crisis as he began a visit to Bangladesh,

Myanmar jails filming crew for 2 months over drone use

A Myanmar court sentenced a foreign filming crew and their local colleagues to two months in prison Friday for flying a

Bangladesh arrests prominent Buddhist charity chief

Bangladesh has arrested on terrorism charges a prominent Buddhist philanthropist whose charity operates in Myanmar’s strife-torn Rakhine state, police said Wednesday.

Bangladesh steps up patrols at West Bengal border over fears Rohingya refugees are being pushed into its territory by Indian border guards

Bangladesh has stepped up security along its frontier with West Bengal state after claims Rohingya Muslim refugees over claims

Bangladesh minister to hold talks in Myanmar on Rohingya


Bangladesh’s home minister said Thursday he will travel to Myanmar on October 23 for talks on the crisis that has

Tens of thousands turn out for Myanmar interfaith rally

Tens of thousands of people filled a football stadium in Yangon for an interfaith rally on Tuesday, a show of unity

Bangladesh Islamists call to arm Rohingya

Thousands of Islamist hardliners marched in Bangladesh’s port city of Chittagong Friday calling for the government to arm Rohingya Muslim refugees