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Reuters reporter Wa Lone talks to reporters as he leaves court in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Reuters

Two Reuters journalists who have been detained in Myanmar for the past two weeks were remanded in custody for a further two weeks on Wednesday as an i(...)

 Myanmar state counsellor and foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of a hospital in Mayanmar on December 23rd. Photograph: Bo Bo Lynn/EPA

Aung San Suu Kyi avoided discussing reports of Rohingya women and girls being raped by Myanmar troops and police when she met a senior UN official, ac(...)

‘Vaccine-preventable diseases show how little access the Rohingya population in Myanmar had to routine healthcare.’

I am writing this from Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, a coastal district on the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar. I’m spending Christmas here, along (...)

Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar fill water  containers  at the Onchiprang refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar in  Bangladesh. Photograoh: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters.

More than 6,700 Rohingya Muslims, including at least 730 children under the age of five, were killed between August and September after violence broke(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi receiving Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award from Bono at the Bord Gáis Theatre in Dublin in 2012. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

U2 have written to Dublin City councillors urging them to revoke the Freedom of the City of Dublin from Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi over th(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi at the signing of her hononary freedom of Dublin in June 2012. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Dublin City Council has taken the first steps to remove the Freedom of the City of Dublin from Myanmar de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi over the repre(...)

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi  shake hands with Pope Francis during his visit to  Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar, on Tuesday. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the leaders of majority-Buddhist Myanmar, mired in a crisis over the fate of Muslim Rohingya people, to commit themselv(...)

Pope Francis arrives at Yangon International Airport in  Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Pope Francis landed in Myanmar, and in a diplomatic minefield, on Monday. In his first visit to the country – and his first to any majority-Buddhist (...)

A Rohingya refugee woman walks with a child in her lap in Balukhali refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on Thursday. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Rakh(...)

A Rohingya refugee girl with  make up on her face in the Balukhali Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, today. Photograph: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

Myanmar’s army released a report on Monday denying all allegations of rape and killings of Rohingya Muslims by security forces, having days earlier re(...)

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