UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it is "an absolutely essential priority" to stop all violence against Burma's Rohingya Muslims, allow them to return to their homes, and grant them legal status.
Fri, 10 Nov, 2017
Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled plans to attend the UN General Assembly, a government spokesman said as the country draws international criticism over violence against ethnic Rohingya Muslims.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
A trawler carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Burma has capsized, drowning at least five people, as the UN said the crisis has pushed more than 125,000 refugees into Bangladesh.
Wed, 06 Sep, 2017
The head of Burma’s military has joined growing criticism of the death sentences Thailand gave to two men from Burma for a double murder on a resort island, calling on Thailand’s military government to review the case.
Sun, 27 Dec, 2015
Burma’s transition to greater democracy after decades of military rule surged ahead as opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party continued its election sweep and the government promised a peaceful transition of power.
Thu, 12 Nov, 2015
Victims of Burma's latest explosion of Muslim-Buddhist violence fled to already-packed displacement camps along the country's western coast as a United Nations humanitarian chief said the unrest had forced more than 22,000 people from their homes.
Mon, 29 Oct, 2012
Burma yesterday abolished direct media censorship, the latest dramatic reform by its quasi-civilian regime, but journalists face other formidable restrictions including a ban on private daily newspapers and a pervasive culture of self-censorship.
Tue, 21 Aug, 2012