Myanmar

Why Myanmar may be heading for a full-scale civil war
An anti-coup protestor aims an improvised weapon in Yangon, Myanmar
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Myanmar may be heading for a full-scale civil war

Civilian death toll rises as military battles anti-coup resistance groups
6 Jul 2021
How the world reported Myanmar’s ‘day of shame’
Anti-coup protesters use slingshots against approaching security forces
Global lens

How the world reported Myanmar’s ‘day of shame’

Children among the dead in ‘bloodiest’ crackdown since military coup
29 Mar 2021
Martial monks, high living and Turks in space
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Podcast

Martial monks, high living and Turks in space

What links monks and Myanmar’s military? Are we past peak skyscraper? And why is Turkey joining the space race?
12 Feb 2021
Do economic sanctions actually lead to change?
Burmese people protest against the military coup in Tokyo, Japan
In Depth

Do economic sanctions actually lead to change?

Joe Biden is threatening action against Myanmar following military coup
2 Feb 2021
Can Aung San Suu Kyi reclaim hero status following Myanmar coup?
Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters in 2015
Today’s big question

Can Aung San Suu Kyi reclaim hero status following Myanmar coup?

The detained civil leader fell from grace over Rohingya crisis but remains face of nation’s pro-democracy movement
2 Feb 2021
What next for Myanmar after military coup?
Protestors gather outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, Thailand
Getting to grips with . . .

What next for Myanmar after military coup?

Aung San Suu Kyi and other elected leaders detained as military seizes control
1 Feb 2021
UK targets ‘human rights violators’ with new sanctions
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UK targets ‘human rights violators’ with new sanctions

Government taking action against individuals and organisations in Saudi Arabia, Russia, Myanmar and North Korea
7 Jul 2020

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Why everyone’s talking about Amal Clooney
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Why everyone’s talking about Amal Clooney

Human rights lawyer is hired by the Maldives in genocide case against Myanmar
27 Feb 2020
UN orders Myanmar to stop Rohingya genocide
Demonstrators call for an end to attacks on Rohingya
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UN orders Myanmar to stop Rohingya genocide

Landmark ruling ‘obliterates’ any remnants of Aung San Suu Kyi’s international reputation
24 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: English football ‘needs to lead’ on racism
English referee Anthony Taylor (C) points out to players where comments and objects are coming from in the crowd during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and
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Instant Opinion: English football ‘needs to lead’ on racism

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 23 December
23 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: Election is an ‘unpopularity contest’
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Instant Opinion: Election is an ‘unpopularity contest’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 10 December
10 Dec 2019
Myanmar genocide hearings: what you need to know
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Myanmar genocide hearings: what you need to know

Aung San Suu Kyi makes a sensational court appearance in the Hague
10 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: David Koch’s ‘sad legacy’
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Instant Opinion: David Koch’s ‘sad legacy’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 27 August
27 Aug 2019
What’s happening to the Rohingya?
Rohingya, Myanmar
In Depth

What’s happening to the Rohingya?

Two years on from the start of a major humanitarian crisis, the Rohingya are still refusing to go home
23 Aug 2019
Myanmar journalists: what reporters were investigating
Journalists, Myanmar
In Depth

Myanmar journalists: what reporters were investigating

Reuters reporters pardoned and freed after spending more than 500 days in jail for allegedly breaching Official Secrets Act
7 May 2019
Bangladesh closes door to Rohingya refugees
Rohingya refugees head towards the Balukhali refugee camp after crossing into Bangladesh
In Brief

Bangladesh closes door to Rohingya refugees

Foreign secretary accuses Myanmar of ‘hollow promises’ on repatriation
1 Mar 2019
Rohingyas set to return to Myanmar: but will they be safe?
Rohingya refugees head towards the Balukhali refugee camp after crossing into Bangladesh
In Depth

Rohingyas set to return to Myanmar: but will they be safe?

Planned repatriation in doubt as refugees in Bangladesh go into hiding
15 Nov 2018
Myanmar army’s ‘chilling’ fake history of Rohingya people
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Myanmar army’s ‘chilling’ fake history of Rohingya people

New book mislabels images from Rwanda genocide and Bangladesh violence to smear Muslim minority
31 Aug 2018
Myanmar guilty of Rohingya ‘genocide’ says UN
A Rohingya performs prayers at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh
In Brief

Myanmar guilty of Rohingya ‘genocide’ says UN

Military leaders could face prosecution while Aung San Suu Kyi criticised for failing to prevent crimes against humanity
28 Aug 2018
Pope Francis and Suu Kyi avoid Rohingya crisis discussion
 Pope Francis (L) speaks with Myanmars civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi (R) during their meeting in Naypyidaw on November 28,
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Pope Francis and Suu Kyi avoid Rohingya crisis discussion

Pontiff skirts issue of persecuted Muslim minority amid fears for Myanmar’s Catholic community
28 Nov 2017
Pope Francis begins risky Myanmar peace mission
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In Brief

Pope Francis begins risky Myanmar peace mission

Pontiff warned not to even say the word “Rohingya”
27 Nov 2017
Rohingya refugees will be returned to Myanmar
Rohingya refugees head towards the Balukhali refugee camp after crossing into Bangladesh
In Depth

Rohingya refugees will be returned to Myanmar

But the refugees show little enthusiasm to go back to the country that expelled them
24 Nov 2017
Psychology of a dictator: the problem with Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi is under pressure to stop violence against Muslim minority
In Depth

Psychology of a dictator: the problem with Aung San Suu Kyi

In Depth: West’s idolisation of Myanmar leader played large part in her fall from grace
2 Nov 2017
Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar ‘does not fear world scrutiny’
Aung San Suu Kyi gives her first public address on the Rohingya crisis
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Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar ‘does not fear world scrutiny’

Nobel Peace Prize winner accused of ‘burying head in the sand’ over Rohingya crisis
19 Sep 2017
Why Aung San Suu Kyi is silent on the Rohingya crisis
Demonstrators call for an end to attacks on Rohingya
In Depth

Why Aung San Suu Kyi is silent on the Rohingya crisis

In Depth: is Myanmar’s de facto leader unable to stop the slaughter - or unwilling?
13 Sep 2017
Rohingya rebels declare one-month ceasefire
Rohingya Muslim refugees cross the border into Myanmar
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Rohingya rebels declare one-month ceasefire

Criticism of Aung San Suu Kyi’s handling of the crisis continues
11 Sep 2017
Nobel laureates urge Aung San Suu Kyi to act
Aung San Suu Kyi is under pressure to stop violence against Muslim minority
In Brief

Nobel laureates urge Aung San Suu Kyi to act

Fellow laureates speak out as violence and ‘ethnic cleansing’ continues against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims
8 Sep 2017
Aung San Suu Kyi: ‘Asia’s Mandela’ falls from grace
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In Depth

Aung San Suu Kyi: ‘Asia’s Mandela’ falls from grace

Condemnation of Myanmar’s leader builds, as critics slam her silence over Rohingya crisis
7 Sep 2017
Lahpet: A delicious crash-course in Burmese food
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In Review

Lahpet: A delicious crash-course in Burmese food

This Hackney hide-away is worth seeking out for its adventurous South-East Asian offering
4 Sep 2017
Aung San Suu Kyi denies Rohingya ethnic cleansing in Myanmar
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Aung San Suu Kyi denies Rohingya ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

'That is too strong an expression,' says Nobel Peace Prize winner, following reports of army violence in Rakhine region
6 Apr 2017
UN fears at least 1,000 Rohingya Muslims slayed in Myanmar
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In Depth

UN fears at least 1,000 Rohingya Muslims slayed in Myanmar

Officials concerned that outside world does not appreciate severity of crisis
9 Feb 2017
Feathered dinosaur tail found preserved in amber
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Feathered dinosaur tail found preserved in amber

'One-of-a-kind discovery' - bought in a market in Myanmar - offers scientists fresh insight into the evolution of feathers
9 Dec 2016
The Rohingya boat crisis: why refugees are fleeing Burma
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In Depth

The Rohingya boat crisis: why refugees are fleeing Burma

Starving Rohingya migrants have been rebuffed from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand
21 May 2015
Anonymous hacks Thai police websites over death sentences
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In Brief

Anonymous hacks Thai police websites over death sentences

Activists call for 'justice' for 'scapegoated' migrant pair convicted of the murders of two British backpackers
6 Jan 2015
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