Dozens of inmates escape in Myanmar jail break
Myanmar police are hunting dozens of escaped inmates who hijacked a delivery truck and smashed through the gates of their jail in a daring prison break on Sunday, officials said. The escape occurred on Sunday morning as prisoners seized a truck that had entered Hpa-An prison in eastern Karen state. "They attacked a prison officer,…
Myanmar defends Suu Kyi's silence over jailed reporters
A global outcry over the jailing of two Reuters journalists has been met with silence from Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a stony response that an official defended Tuesday as a reluctance to criticise the judiciary.
Myanmar dam overflow displaces thousands
A major effort was under way to reach thousands of people trapped in their homes after a dam swollen by monsoon rain overflowed early Wednesday in central Myanmar, officials said.
Suu Kyi says speed of Rohingya return is up to Bangladesh
Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday it was up to Bangladesh to decide how quickly Rohingya refugees would return to Myanmar, appearing to blame Dhaka for the delay.
Floods force thousands from homes in Myanmar
Floodwaters have forced thousands from their homes in southeast Myanmar, local police said Friday, as authorities and volunteers scrambled to provide food and aid to the victims.
UN Security Council urges Myanmar to ease Rohingyas' safe return
The United Nations Security Council on Monday urged Myanmar to step up efforts for Rohingya refugees to return to the country safely and voluntarily.
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…