A man holds a portrait of Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief  Gen Min Aung Hlaing during a rally to denounce  US sanctions in Yangon earlier this month. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Call it the courtroom war of the colonels. More than two dozen Myanmar army colonels have bypassed the battlefield to fight their adversaries in civil(...)

Thousands of Buddhists listen to Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist leaders, in Paleik in November 2017. Photograph: Minzayar Oo/The New York Times

The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot. Bu(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (16). Photograph: Epa/Focke Strangmann

Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring has rejected a proposal to confer the Freedom of the City of Dublin on Swedish teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg.(...)

Gunman Kyi Lin, followed by his accomplice Aung Win Zaw, leaving court in Yangon on Friday after being sentenced to death for the murder of Ko Ni. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

A Myanmar court on Friday sentenced two men to death for the murder of a prominent Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, who was an adviser to government leader Aung (...)

A Rohingya refugee in the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh. Photograph: Rebecca Conway/The New York Times

Bangladesh has begun preparations to repatriate an initial batch of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday, but it is still unclear if any of them wa(...)

Hard questions must be asked of Myanmar’s de facto leader, the Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been disgracefully silent on the plight of the Rohingya. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

In a campaign of horrific violence against members of the Muslim Rohingya minority, Myanmar’s security forces systematically murdered, tortured, gang-(...)

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi after addressing students at  Yangon University: said nothing  on content of  report on genocide. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty

The world was waiting for her to speak. But the day after a damning United Nations report concluded that genocide had occurred in Myanmar under her wa(...)

Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maungdaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar in October 2016. Facebook posts have stirred up and spread hatred against the minority Rohingya population in Myanmar. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Facebook has removed 18 accounts and 52 pages associated with the Myanmar military, including the page of its commander-in-chief, after an UN report a(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi: spaces have been mapped out for the resettlement of people who fled. Photograph: Paul Miller/Bloomberg

Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday her relationship with the military – which held her under house arrest for nearly 15 years (...)

Bob Geldof  on the Late Late Show

Bob Geldof decided to return his Freedom of the City of Dublin as he did not want to be associated with the “pig” Aung San Suu Kyi, who previously rec(...)

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