Asia Pacific

Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya massacre freed after months

Troops released in November 2018 after serving less than one year of their 10-year prison terms, Reuters report says.

Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya massacre freed after months

Myanmar

Life of trauma, depression for ex-political prisoners

Freed prisoners struggle to find work, resume normal life after their release amid stigma and lack of support.

Myanmar's political prisoners struggle with life after jail

World Bank

World Bank under fire for Rakhine development plan in Myanmar

Rights groups are concerned that the development initiative could exacerbate divisions in the conflict-torn state.

World Bank under fire for Rakhine development plan in Myanmar

Rohingya

UN mission urges cutting off financial ties with Myanmar army

UN Human Rights Council calls for financial isolation of the army as part of effort to hold it accountable for abuses.

UN mission urges cutting off financial ties with Myanmar army

Asia Pacific

Myanmar quarry: Chinese road project causes division

A controversial Chinese construction project is disrupting a fragile peace in Myanmar's Kayin State.

The Listening Post

Reporting Myanmar's Rohingya story

Rohingya Vision TV relies on undercover citizen journalists to tell Myanmar's Rohingya stories from the inside.

The Listening Post

Big money, high stakes – playing the media game as India votes

Political parties are deploying big money and celebrity sparkle to win votes. Plus, reporting on the Rohingya story.

Myanmar

Reuters journalists freed from prison in Myanmar

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested after investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men by security forces.

Journalism

In Pictures: Tears of joy as journalists walk free in Myanmar

Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail.

In Pictures: Tears of joy as journalists walk free in Myanmar

Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera applauds release of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Network calls for the release of every reporter arbitrarily arrested worldwide, including Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein.

Al Jazeera applauds release of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Myanmar

Myanmar troops kill six in Rakhine for suspected rebel links

Soldiers opened fire as a clash erupted with the detained villagers, according to member of parliament.

Myanmar troops kill six in Rakhine for suspected rebel links

Rohingya

Al Jazeera's 100 Faces of Rohingya wins Drum Online Media Award

Photojournalist Showkat Shafi wins prize for powerful curation highlighting the portraits of 100 Rohingya refugees.

Al Jazeera's 100 Faces of Rohingya wins Drum Online Media Award

Rohingya

EU extends ban on arms sales to Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

The measures, including embargo on weapons and other equipment, to stay until at least April, 30, 2020.

EU extends ban on arms sales to Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

Environment

Myanmar suffers record-breaking pre-monsoon heat

The anticipated hot weather in India has been coming and going this year but in Myanmar, it has been breaking records.

Myanmar suffers record-breaking pre-monsoon heat

Bangladesh

'Do not forget the Rohingya': UN urges support for refugees

Top UN officials call for generosity from world to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps.

'Do not forget the Rohingya': UN urges support for refugees