Rohingya refugees land in Myanmar as escape boat breaks up
Scores of Rohingya refugees leaving Bangladeshi camps by boat have accidentally returned to the crisis-hit area of Myanmar they originally fled from, after their vessel broke up on the sea route south.
New UN envoy to pay first visit to Myanmar
The new UN envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, will pay her first visit to the country beginning Tuesday, holding talks on human rights and the Rohingya refugee crisis, the UN said. The former Swiss ambassador to Germany who was appointed in April will meet with Myanmar authorities, "ethnic armed organizations", civil society and religious…
Cyclone in Myanmar kills 5, destroys 1,400 houses
At least five people have been killed and 1,400 houses destroyed as strong cyclone storm swept across Myanmar over the last two days, the local 7Day Daily reported on Thursday.
Myanmar says some Rohingya refugees returned voluntarily
Myanmar says dozens of Rohingya Muslims who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh have returned voluntarily and will be sent to a transit centre pending resettlement.
Myanmar pardons 8,500 prisoners in holiday amnesty
Myanmar's president on Tuesday announced pardons for more than 8,500 prisoners, including three dozen jailed in political cases, as part of an annual amnesty marking the country's traditional new year.
Despite UN warnings, Myanmar vows early Rohingya return
Rohingya refugees will be allowed to return to Myanmar "as soon as possible", a minister said, despite a stillborn repatriation process and UN warnings that the safety of returnees could not be guaranteed.
Bus fire kills 20 Myanmar migrants in Thailand
Twenty Myanmar migrant workers died early Friday as fire tore through a bus taking them from a Thai border town to Bangkok, officials said.
Myanmar president pledges to amend army-scripted constitution
Myanmar's new president promised to amend the country's army-written constitution in an inaugural speech Friday, challenging a charter that bans Aung San Suu Kyi from top office and gives the military major powers.