Posts Tagged Myanmar

Myanmar insurgency kills 15, destroys bridge on China trading route

Robie de Guzman   •   August 16, 2019

Insurgents in Myanmar killed at least 15 people on Thursday (August 15) and partially destroyed a bridge along a major highway in attacks marking a major escalation in a decades-old...

Newly freed from prison in Myanmar, two Reuters journalists accept their Pulitzer Prize

Robie de Guzman   •   May 30, 2019

Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo and their colleagues accepted their Pulitzer Prize in the International Reporting category in New York on Tuesday (May 28). Earlier this month, Wa...

U.N. welcomes Reuters journalists’ release, but warns on situation of freedom of expression

Marje Pelayo   •   May 7, 2019

The release of the two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act is “good news” but the situation of freedom of expression...

Reuters Editor-in-Chief calls for journalists’ release on year anniversary of arrests

admin   •   December 12, 2018

  Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler called upon Myanmar to release two Reuters journalists on the anniversary of their arrests Wednesday (December 12). Adler said the incarceration of the two...

Rohingya in Bangladesh protest efforts to send them back to Myanmar

admin   •   November 16, 2018

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh protested on Thursday (November 15) against any attempt to send them back to Myanmar after the launch of a repatriation plan was postponed. Bangladesh had...

Myanmar judge jails Reuters reporters for obtaining state secrets

admin   •   September 3, 2018

Reuters President and editor-in-chief Stephen Adler urged Myanmar‘s government to correct the verdict in the case of two Reuters journalists “as a matter of urgency” after a judge sentenced them to...

Hundreds go to hospital as affected by toxic smoke from dump site fire in Myanmar’s Yangon

admin   •   May 1, 2018

  Hundreds of people have gone to the hospital, due to the dense foul-smelling smoke mixed with toxic dust exuding from a dump site fire in the western outskirts of...

UK medics rush to help Rohingya amid diphtheria outbreak

admin   •   December 29, 2017

The British emergency medical team is preparing to fly to Myanmar to help curtail a diphtheria outbreak largely affecting children. “This is the UK response. And it’s one of the...

3M of the world’s stateless deprived of basic rights — UNHCR

admin   •   November 3, 2017

At least three million people worldwide are stateless, most of them minorities, a status that deprives them of an identity, rights, and often jobs, the United Nations Refugee Agency said...

Chicken samples tested in Australia, positive of H5N6 strain which is communicable to humans – DA

UNTV News   •   August 25, 2017

PAMPANGA, Philippines —  The sample of bird flu-affected chicken that the Department of Agriculture (DA) sent to an Australian laboratory from San Luis, Pampanga, tested positive of H5N6 virus. According to...

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