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Myanmar: Bangladesh set to start repatriating Rohingya

ABC News - 14 hours ago
The repatriation of ethnic Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, to which more than 700,000 fled since last year to escape deadly violence carried out by Myanmar's security forces, will begin this week, top Myanmar officials said Sunday. Minister of...

Rohingya fears grow as refugees face forcible return to Myanmar

The Guardian - 19 hours ago
Last week fear gripped the camps in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh at the news that, without their consent, 4,355 people had been placed on a list of Rohingya approved for return by Myanmar. The first repatriations are due from Thursday, but not everyone...

One easy thing Facebook should do in Myanmar

The Verge - 2 days ago
In March, human-rights investigators from the United Nations found that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech in Myanmar, fueling ethnic violence that has spurred more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee Myanmar's Rakhine state into ...and...

Thousands of Myanmar migrants return home from Thailand amid crackdown

Myanmar Times - 3 hours ago
“Migrants who have no documents will be transferred to Myanmar. But, migrants who hold fake ID or documents have been arrested and sentenced by the Thai government,” U Aung Kyaw, President of Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) told...

Graves of scores of 'previously unknown' Nigerian soldiers found in Myanmar

Premium Times - 16 hours ago
There could be up to 650 unidentified Nigerian soldiers who died and were buried in Burma (Now called Myanmar) during and after Second World War. If confirmed to be true, the number is more than 10 times number of dead soldiers officially recorded by...

Myanmar's first dry port opens for business

Myanmar Times - 2 hours ago
Meanwhile, Myanmar-owned RG has invested US$40 million in a similar project under which freight trains will run from its Ywar Thar Gyi dry port in Yangon to its Myit Nge dry port in Mandalay, according to RG. The two projects are expected to help...

Myanmar refugees return to relative peace, but few resources - 2 days ago
Decades of conflict between Myanmar's army and ethnic armed groups in the western Karen State have displaced tens of thousands of people. Many escaped to Thailand, but recently, support for those refugees is drying up. Some refugees have...

'A silent emergency': Myanmar's answer to #MeToo — kickboxing and pepper spray

ABC News - 1 day ago
Stories like Michelle's are common in Myanmar, a society that places particular emphasis on strong masculinity and sits at 148 out of 187 countries on the UN Gender Inequality Index. In the absence of reliable national figures, the UN believes reported ...and...

AFF Suzuki Cup 2018: Myanmar vs Cambodia, live stream, updates, when and where to watch

FOX Sports Asia - 17 hours ago
Also known as The Asian Lions, Myanmar will look forward to getting the full three points in front of their supporters. But it is easier said than done as Cambodia will make sure they give a good fight in the hopes of keeping their contention alive. So...

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