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Myanmar Rebels Claim Control Of Town, Deny Targeting Rohingya

According to estimates, the junta has lost control of about half of its 5,280 military locations. (File) Myanmar’s powerful armed ethnic group said Sunday it had captured a town in western Rakhine state after weeks of fighting, denying accusations that it had targeted the Rohingya Muslim minority during the attacks. Arakan Army (AA) spokesman Khaing […]

Indian Christians Say Hindu Nationalist Government Falsely Brands Them ‘Illegal’ to ‘Deport’ to Myanmar

Christian tribes in India’s restive northern state of Manipur claim Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government has wrongly classified them as “illegal immigrants” and could “deport them” to neighboring Myanmar. ing. Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said, claimed On Wednesday, the administration announced that it had identified 5,457 “illegal immigrants” in Manipur and […]

Masked Gunmen Shoot Catholic Priest During Church Service in Myanmar

On Friday morning, two masked gunmen entered St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Monyingyin town, Myanmar, during a church service and fired a volley of shots at the parish priest, Father Paul Kwi Shane Aung. Aoun was attacked three times but survived. Witnesses said the priest had just finished reading a Bible verse when gunmen burst […]

Julie Bishop ‘deeply honoured’ to be appointed UN special envoy for Myanmar | Julie Bishop

Former Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has been appointed UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ special envoy for Myanmar, the world body has announced. Mr Bishop, who is president of the Australian National University, will take up the UN role which has been vacant since June last year when Singaporean diplomat Noelene Heiser resigned. The United Nations […]

Myanmar: airstrike on school killed four children, witnesses say | Myanmar

An airstrike on a school in Myanmar’s southeastern Karenni state killed four children and injured at least 15 others, according to five witnesses. The victims, all boys between the ages of 12 and 14, were students at a school in the village of Do Si Ei, with about 200 students and run by local residents […]

Myanmar Border Guards Flee To Bangladesh Amid Clashes With Rebels

Refugee camps in Myanmar are in panic, with many waiting to cross to Bangladesh. (File) Dhaka: At least 95 Myanmar border guards have fled to Bangladesh in recent days, some injured, Bangladeshi authorities said on Monday, as fighting intensified between the country’s rebels and the military junta. . The junta faces its biggest challenge since […]

Will Do “Whatever It Takes” To Crush Opposition, Says Myanmar Junta Chief

More than 25,000 people arrested in military crackdown on opposition: Report (file) Yangon, Myanmar: Myanmar’s military said on Wednesday it would “do whatever it takes” to crush opposition to its rule, after the junta extended a state of emergency and further postponed elections. The Southeast Asian country has been in turmoil since the February 2021 […]

Myanmar Extends State Of Emergency By 6 Months, Elections Delayed Again

More than 4,400 people killed in military crackdown on opposition: report (file) Yangon, Myanmar: Myanmar’s Defense and Security Council agreed on Wednesday to extend the state of emergency for six months, and the junta announced that elections the military had promised to hold have been postponed again. “Acting President Myint Swe has announced that the […]