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Scientists Find Oldest Specimen of Fossilized Giant Sperm

Scientists say they have found what may be the oldest specimen of fossilized sperm ever discovered, inside a tiny crustacean trapped in a piece...

UN Appeals to Aid Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

By Lisa Schlein The U.N. refugee and migration agencies are jointly appealing for $877 million to aid 855,000 Rohingya refugees, most of whom fled violence and...

Facebook Removes Fake Accounts From Russia, Iran, Vietnam and Myanmar

Facebook has removed three networks of accounts, Pages and Groups for engaging in foreign or government interference on Facebook and Instagram that originated in...

UN to Allocate More Funds for War Crimes Inquiries in Syria and Myanmar

The United Nations General Assembly Friday adopted a $3.07 billion operating budget that for the first time includes funding for the investigation of war...

India to Set Up “Border Haats” with Myanmar

The success of the "Border Haats" with Bangladesh has prompted other northeastern states of India to go for similar arrangements with Myanmar. At the...

Report: Conditions in Myanmar Not Safe for Return of Rohingya Refugees

Conditions in Myanmar are far too dangerous for the safe, dignified return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled to Cox's...

Cutoff of Internet Service at Rakhine, Chin States Creates Difficulty for Civilians who Cannot Access Donors Online to Make Aid Requests

The cutoff of internet service to conflict-affected areas of western Myanmar’s war-torn Rakhine and Chin states has created a difficult situation for civilians who...

Myanmar Early Release of Soldiers Involved in Rohingya Massacre Draws Criticism from Rights Activists

Myanmar's early release of seven soldiers who were jailed for killing a group of Rohingya Muslims is drawing criticism from rights activists. Four officers and...

More And More Women Join The Arakan Army’s Fight Against Myanmar’s Central Government

The Arakan Army, which is battling the Myanmar military for autonomy in turbulent Rakhine state, has grown in both force strength and firepower since...

Archaeologists Demand Myanmar’s Army to Remove Heavy Guns From Ancient Rakhine Temple Complex

Archaeologists want Myanmar forces to remove their artillery from a temple complex in a historically significant area of war-torn Rakhine state’s Mrauk-U township, saying...

Rakhine: Ban on Donations to Help War Refugees

Myanmar’s Rakhine state government has banned state employees from collecting donations to help thousands of residents displaced by hostilities between national forces and the...

News Organizations in Myanmar Receiving Threatening Messages Over Rakhine Coverage

Prominent news organizations in Myanmar have received threatening messages from unknown senders warning them not to refer to the ethnic military the Arakan Army (AA)...

Unexpected Deaths of Innocent Civilians: Fearful Villagers in Rakhine Fleeing From Their Homes

More and more villagers are fleeing their homes in western Myanmar’s war-torn Rakhine state, even though they live in areas with no active fighting...

Bangladesh Seeks Help from US in Pressurising Myanmar for Safe Return of Rohingyas

Bangladesh has sought help from the US in pressurising Myanmar to offer safeguards for the return of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled...

Helicopter Attack on Six Rohingyas in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Myanmar’s military said on Friday that the army used helicopters in war-torn Rakhine state two days earlier to prevent armed Arakan separatists from launching...

Thousands Force to Flee their Homes in Face of Escalating Fight in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The U.N. Human Rights Office says more than 20,000 civilians in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State have been forced to flee their homes in recent...

Rakhine Villagers Flee to Temples when Military Unit Conducted Door-to-Door Searches for Rebel Ethnic Soldiers

Thousands of fearful villagers have fled communities in Myanmar’s war-ravaged Rakhine state, where a Myanmar military unit has been conducting door-to-door searches for rebel...

“We Fled From Our Village Because We Are Afraid of Government Soldiers,” Weekend Fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine Drives 400 Villagers Homeless

More than 400 villagers fled their homes in the hills east of volatile Rakhine state’s Mrauk-U township on Sunday when the Myanmar Army fired...

Myanmar Government Calls Ethnic Armed Groups To Attend Collective Peace Discussions For The First Time

The Myanmar government's National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) has invited eight ethnic groups that have not signed a nationwide cease-fire agreement to attend...

South-East Asian Women on Women’s Day Call for Equal Opportunities, Lament War and Repression

International Women’s Day was celebrated throughout Southeast Asia on Friday through peaceful processions calling for equal opportunities for all women and personal appeals for...

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