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Myanmar: Wives of Reuters Journalists Express Despair Over Judgment | news

Yangon, Myanmar – The families of two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar who had uncovered a massacre in Rakhine State were devastated on Friday when a court dismissed the couple's appeal to overturn their seven-year jail term , [19659002] After the judge finds his verdict in a crowded courtroom in downtown Yangon, the wives of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe …

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is about to celebrate Myanmar

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey recently visited Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar on his birthday to attend a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation retreat. Since then he has posted photos and detailed descriptions of his trip on Twitter, encouraging other people to go there if they can. Now Dorsey faces a backlash against his allegedly ignorant advertising for Myanmar, where social media platforms …

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The day before the start of Rohingya is to return to Myanmar

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Bangladesh has begun preparations to repatriate a first group of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday, but it is still unclear whether any of them would return, humanitarian officials said. A Rohingya refugee girl collects water from a tube well in the Balikhali camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, November 14, 2018. REUTERS / Mohammad Ponir …

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Pung slams Aung San Suu Kyi on Rohingya in Myanmar

SINGAPORE – Vice President Pence on Wednesday told Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi that is against Rohingya Muslims in her country is "without excuse" and pressed for accountability, Nobel laureate to act over atrocities described as "genocidal" by the United Nations. Pence – the most senior U.S. in a future exchange before a bilateral meeting on the …

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The US reaffirms its commitment to help Rohingya in Myanmar

WASHINGTON / COX & BAZAR, BANGLADESH – The United States says they will continue their efforts to support the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar through humanitarian aid and diplomacy. A US delegation visited a camp on Sunday where Rohingya refugees were in Boxar boxing in Bangladesh, where they met with refugees and local officials. More than 700,000 Rohingya settled in …

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Mahathir beats Suu Kyi from Myanmar for dealing with Rohingya

SINGAPORE – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed has sharply criticized Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for dealing with an ethnic crisis that has led to mass murders and the exodus of more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from their country. Mahathir said Tuesday Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi "tries to defend the irrational" as he justifies the violence of …

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Myanmar is getting ready for the first Rohingya returnees, but the US is warning against rushing

YANGON / COX & BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Representatives of Myanmar said the country was ready to receive more than 2,000 Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh on Sunday, the first group of 5,000 people under the regime The neighbors have beaten a deal between Bangladesh last month. FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees walk in the morning at Jamtoli camp on January 22, …

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Myanmar dam breach drives thousands of homes, upsetting the country's main artery

YANGON – Rescue crews in boats negotiated muddy waters on Thursday to reach thousands of people in central Myanmar after overflowing a dam, sending a stream of water over farmland and villages. The state media said more than 63,000 people in the Bago region were affected after the Swar Chaung dam overflowed early Wednesday morning. Losses were previously unknown. The …

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