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(...)

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces  Min Aung Hlaing: UN Human Rights Council says Myanmar’s top generals must be held responsible for crimes against humanity. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

A United Nations body has called for the leadership of Myanmar’s armed forces to be prosecuted for genocide over attacks against the country’s Rohingy(...)

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(...)

 Myanmar’s commander in chief, senior general Min Aung Hlaing: singled out, along with other senior military figures, for investigation and prosecution for genocide and crimes against humanity. Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

A damning UN report has accused Myanmar’s military of genocide against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, and alleged that the army were responsible for w(...)

Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar wait in a rice field to be let through after after crossing the border in Palang Khali, Bangladesh, in October  2017. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters/File

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units for involvement in what it called “et(...)

Myanmar’s Rohingya ethnic minority members  walk through rice fields after crossing the border into Bangladesh last September. Photograph: Bernat Armangue/AP

Myanmar’s military systematically planned a genocidal campaign to rid the country of Rohingya Muslims, according to a report released on Thursday by t(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Rohingya refugees heading  to a nearby refugee camp at Ukhiya, Bangladesh, as they flee violence in neighbouring Myanmar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

More than 2,600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar’s northwest in the last week, the government said on Saturday, in o(...)

A Myanmar Air Force Shaanxi Y-8 transport aircraft, similar to the aircraft that disappeared on Wednesday afternoon. The plane was carrying relatives of Myanmar soldiers, including children, as well as 14 crew members. There was no immediate word on whether there were any survivors. Photograph:  Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

Searchers found bodies and debris on Thursday from a military transport plane that disappeared with 122 people on board shortly after taking off on We(...)

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