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UN rights envoy slams Myanmar on military's actions

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:38:35 GMT2017-01-20T17:38:35Z

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A U.N. human rights envoy on Friday ended a 12-day visit to Myanmar with a bleak evaluation of the government's ability to deal with the problems facing the country's ethnic minorities....

OIC hopes to send team to Myanmar to study Rohingya's plight

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:13:22 GMT2017-01-19T12:13:22Z

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation plans to send a high-level delegation to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state to assess the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Malaysia said Thursday....

Rights groups concerned by disappearances of Myanmar pastors

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:23:23 GMT2017-01-17T13:23:23Z

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Human rights organizations expressed alarm Tuesday over the disappearances of two Baptist pastors who had shown journalists a Catholic church allegedly damaged by airstrikes by Myanmar government forces who are fighting ethnic Kachin rebels....

Myanmar Muslims hope UN envoy's visit will bring change

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:19:01 GMT2017-01-15T12:19:01Z

KYEE KAN PYIN, Myanmar (AP) -- Muslim villagers in western Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state said Sunday that they hope positive change will result from a U.N. envoy's visit to the region, where soldiers are accused of widespread abuses against minority Muslims, including murder, rape and the burning of thousands of homes....

Myanmar activists say thousands flee airstrikes, fighting

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:16:01 GMT2017-01-11T10:16:01Z

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- More than 3,000 people have fled airstrikes and heavy fighting in northern Myanmar since the weekend as the government tries to flush out rebel positions, activists said Wednesday....