BANGKOK (AP) — A United Nations fact-finding mission urged Tuesday that countries cut off all business with Myanmar's military as part of efforts to hold the army accountable for human rights...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Referee Yoshimi Yamashita and assistants Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi are set to become the first all-female crew to officiate in one of the Asian Football...
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Myanmar native Yuree Lembke recalls seeing the sky through holes in her roof.
"It is not a good condition at all," said Lembke, 27, who spent 17 years in refugee camps...
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar National Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Mandalay International Airport on Sunday, using only its rear wheels after the front landing gear failed to...
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government said Friday it will investigate protests and riots that broke out this week at seven different prisons around the country that it believes were...
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A plane operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines skidded off the runway while landing Wednesday evening at Myanmar's Yangon International Airport, injuring at least four people...
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Two Reuters journalists whose imprisonment for their reporting on the Myanmar military's abuses of Rohingya Muslims drew the world's attention to curbs on freedom of the...
MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court on Tuesday allowed police to detain an American entrepreneur accused of operating a marijuana plantation for two more weeks while he is...
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office is praising the release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from prison in Myanmar, but says a "very dire situation" remains for freedom of...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday there has been "no progress" in dealing with the reasons why more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh from western...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is prolonging by a year an embargo on any arms that could be used in security crackdowns in Myanmar as well as sanctions against 14 top military and border...
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — More than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, a lawmaker representing the area said Tuesday.
Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's...
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court is to rule Tuesday on the appeal of two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on the military's...
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 9,500 prisoners were ordered released Wednesday in Myanmar under a presidential amnesty, but they did not include two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters...
Report: Myanmar rebels kidnap civilians from police base
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Three people were killed and seven civilians abducted in an attack on a police installation in western Myanmar that authorities blame on the Arakan Army rebel group, media...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial services giant Standard Chartered Bank agreed Tuesday to pay U.S. and British authorities more than $1 billion to resolve allegations that it processed transactions for...
Conflict in Myanmar reaches Garden City immigrants
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A conflict across the world in Myanmar has reached into a refugee center that for years has helped immigrants who arrive in Garden City to find jobs.
BANGKOK (AP) — The main United Nations human rights agency expressed concern Friday about an upsurge in fighting between Myanmar's army and guerrillas of the Rakhine minority's Arakan Army,...
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to rule on an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on...
BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery, according to...
Myanmar says 9 police killed in Arakan Army attack
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Nine policemen were killed in an attack in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine by the increasingly active Arakan Army rebel group, the country's Information Ministry said...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights lawyers are urging the International Criminal Court to open a preliminary investigation into alleged mass deportations by Syrian authorities, in an...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More than 30 Muslim Rohingya women and children were found stranded along a beach in Malaysia's northernmost state, and are believed to have been dropped off by human...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Bangladesh's foreign secretary said Thursday his country will need to stop accepting more refugees from Myanmar and accused its government of being "obstructionist" about...
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French national faces Myanmar court on drone flying charge
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — A French national appeared in court Friday in Myanmar after being arrested two weeks ago for allegedly flying a drone close to the country's vast parliament...
Myanmar sentences 2 to death in killing of Suu Kyi aide
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar sentenced two men to death on Friday for the killing of a prominent Muslim lawyer who was a close adviser to the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Jolie urges Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya Muslims
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Angelina Jolie on Tuesday urged Myanmar to show a genuine commitment to ending violence and displacement in its Rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh for safety.
Jailed Reuters reporters appeal to Myanmar’s Supreme Court
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — A lawyer for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act filed an appeal Friday with the Supreme Court seeking to overturn their convictions.
Myanmar parliament approves step toward charter change
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's parliament voted Tuesday to create a committee to propose amendments to the country's military-enacted constitution, which grants the armed forces the power to block any change.
The proposal to form the committee was presented by a member of the ruling National League for Democracy party of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, which took power in 2016 after more than five decades of military or military-backed rule.
UN envoy: No prospect Rohingya refugees can go home soon
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A U.N. human rights envoy said that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees won't be able to return to Myanmar soon because of threats to their safety in the Buddhist-majority nation.
Myanmar has been criticized by global rights groups and many nations for state-sponsored violence against ethnic minorities.
Students connect with refugee children through project
WHITEFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Connections.
That's what 10 White Mountains Regional High School students made by reaching out to children from Myanmar who are in refugee camps in Bangladesh after suffering persecution in their homeland.
Myanmar army ordered to take offensive against Arakan Army
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's military announced Friday that the Arakan Army, a Buddhist rebel group in Rakhine state, has been classified a terrorist organization after mounting a flurry of recent attacks.
The state earlier was the site of a brutal counterinsurgency campaign by the military against the Muslim Rohingya minority, causing more than 700,000 to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters journalists convicted of violating the country's Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, and maintained the seven-year prison terms they were sentenced to last year.
Judge Aung Naing said in his ruling that lawyers for the men failed to submit enough evidence to prove their innocence.
Bagmaker Vera Bradley, supplier to build home for 2,500 kids
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Fort Wayne-based bagmaker Vera Bradley is teaming up with a supplier in Myanmar to build a new orphanage for 2,500 children in the south Asian nation's capital of Yangon.
Vera Bradley spokeswoman Holly Ryan tells The Journal Gazette the new building will replace an existing orphanage that's structurally unsound.
Myanmar government says Rakhine rebels kill 13 policemen
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thirteen policemen were killed and nine injured in early morning attacks Friday on police outposts in Myanmar's Rakhine state by the insurgent Arakan Army, state media reported.
India deports second group of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar
GAUHATI, India (AP) — India on Thursday deported a second small group of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar after ordering the expulsion of members of the Myanmar minority group and others who entered the country illegally.
Senior police officer Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said the five members of a family — three men and two women — were handed over to Myanmar authorities at a border crossing at Moreh in Manipur state.
Elephants join search in Thailand for missing 2-year-old boy
BANGKOK (AP) — Four elephants mounted by their mahouts have joined the search for a 2-year-old boy from Myanmar who has been missing in Thailand for a week, as hundreds of rescuers combed through a sugarcane field for traces of the missing child.
Myanmar court hears appeal of convicted Reuters journalists
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar has heard an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a case that has drawn worldwide criticism and attention to the crisis that drove members of the Muslim Rohingya minority to flee the country.
EU slaps sanctions on 7 Myanmar army, border officials
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is slapping asset freezes and travel bans on seven more people accused of human rights violations against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.
EU headquarters said Friday that the seven army and border police officials are being put on the bloc's sanctions list "for serious human rights violations committed against the Rohingya population, ethnic minority villagers or civilians."
Facebook purges more Myanmar accounts for misrepresentation
BANGKOK (AP) — Facebook has announced its third and biggest purge of military-linked accounts in Myanmar, where critics have charged that the social network did too little to block inflammatory material that fueled communal hatred and violence, particularly against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority.
AP PHOTOS: Editors’ picks for 2018 from Asia
The historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the riveting drama that unfolded in a cave in northern Thailand and a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia were just some of the memorable stories from Asia in 2018.
AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
Officers from North and South Korea shake hands at the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two countries during an on-site inspection of guard posts that each side had removed as part of measures to reduce tensions.
In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a Chinese policeman stands outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing as tensions between the two countries soared following the detentions of two Canadians on charges of endangering national security.
Myanmar rally urges release of ‘Person of Year’ journalists
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Several dozen journalists and activists held a rally Wednesday in Myanmar's biggest city to mark the anniversary of the arrest of two reporters for the Reuters news agency who are among a group of journalists being honored by Time magazine as its "Person of the Year."
4 journalists and a newspaper are Time’s Person of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) — Time magazine on Tuesday recognized journalists, including the slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as its 2018 Person of the Year in what it said was an effort to emphasize the importance of reporters' work in an increasingly hostile world.
The designation wasn't intended as a specific message to the magazine's runner-up choice, President Donald Trump, who has denounced "fake news" and called some reporters enemies of the people, said Ben Goldberger, executive editor.
UN committee condemns rights violations against Rohingya
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key U.N. committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning the continuing "gross human rights violations and abuses" against Rohingya Muslims who are treated as outsiders in Myanmar and were victims of a brutal campaign by the country's military.
The General Assembly's human rights committee approved the resolution by a vote of 142-10, with 26 abstentions. It is virtually certain to be formally adopted by the 193-member world body in December.