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Update: Tue, Sep 19 2017    

Myanmar allocates funds to repair Bangladesh border

Nay Pyi Taw, Sep 19 The Myanmar government has allocated additional funds of 20 billion kyats to urgently repair a damaged portion of the border with Bangladesh, an official statement said. For the 2017-18 fiscal year, more than 8 billion kyats had been allocated for the undertaking, reports Xinhua news agency.

Govt has proof of terror links

The Centre has catalogued evidence of links of Pakistan-based terror groups with Rohingyas to claim that the refugees' continuous presence in India could pose "serious national security ramifications". A confidential report lists incidents to establish links between stateless Rohingya and terrorist organisations in Pakistan and others global groups like Al-Qaida.

Photo Of Rohingya Woman Mourning Her Dead Infant Underscores Worsening Crisis

The bloodshed overtaking Myanmar's Rakhine state forced Hamida, a Rohingya Muslim, to run from her homeland last week. She, her husband Nasir Ahmed, their two young sons and about a dozen other refugees boarded a small fishing boat crossing the Bay of Bengal to the Bangladesh village of Shah Porir Dwip, Reuters reported.

Rohingya refugees tell of new violence; call for Myanmar sanctions

Rohingya Muslims fleeing a Myanmar military offensive arrived in Bangladesh on Monday with fresh accounts of violence and arson as a rights group called for sanctions and an arms embargo to stop what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing. The latest wave of violence in western Myanmar's Rakhine State began on Aug. 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts and an army camp, killing about 12 people.

photoA day in photos

Prapasri Paowal, head of the Non-Formal and Informal Education Office in tambon Kuan Pring, gives exam instructions to her oldest student, Grandma Khlong Faikhao, 80, on Sept 17 at Thetsaban 2 School in Trang's Muang district. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha visits Wat Pa Laylei in Suphanburi's Muang district, one of his stops in the province.

Analysis: Australian Miner Eyes Opportunity Amid Conflict in Shan State

A recent announcement from Myanmar Metals, a mining firm listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, has described northern Shan State's Bawdwin mining site as "one of the largest underdeveloped" zinc, lead, silver and copper deposits in the world. The company-which was, until August, known as Top End Minerals-is currently in the process of acquiring mining rights for the locale.

'Myanmar will Worsen if the Peace Process Stalls'

Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army-South , one of the signatory ethnic armed groups of the nationwide ceasefire agreement , recently held separate meetings with State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice-Senior General Soe Win, deputy commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Army, and foreign diplomats in Myanmar. The group has clashed with the Myanmar Army at least 20 times since it signed the NCA in October 2015.

Marking 70 Years of US-Myanmar Relations

Today we commemorate a milestone anniversary in the relations between the United States and Myanmar. It was 70 years ago today, on September 18, 1947, that the US Department of State announced that the governments of Burma and the United States had "agreed to exchange representatives with the rank of ambassador."

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts debuts in Myanmar.

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is pleased to announce the debut of its Pan Pacific brand in Myanmar with the opening of Pan Pacific Yangon in November. Pan Pacific Yangon will be the first truly international luxury five-star hotel in the Myanmar market with a fantastic location.

Where There's Struggle, There's Hope

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, a series of mass protests led by Buddhist monks against Myanmar's military government. In this commentary from November, 2007-just two months after the demonstrations-The Irrawaddy English edition editor Kyaw Zwa Moe illuminates the power of hope in the country's fight for democracy.

Why India can't come to Rohingyas' rescue

IMAGE: Rohingya refugees wait for food to be distributed outside a mosque in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters There are more infrastructure projects connecting India with Myanmar than with any of New Delhi's other neighbours, as the external affairs ministry has discovered.

NZ Herald editorial: Burma 'ethnic cleansing' risks religious conflict in Asia

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Myanmar army chief urges unity over Rohingya 'issue'

General Min Aung Hlaing, the head of Myanmar's powerful army, has called for national unity in solving what he calls 'the Bengali issue' -- the Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine state, whom many Burmese believe are foreign interlopers AFP/Handout YANGON: Myanmar's army chief has urged the country to unite over the "issue" of the Rohingya, a Muslim group he says has no roots in the country, and which his troops are accused of systematically purging.

'Blood flowed in the streets': Refugees from one Rohingya village recount days of horror

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Myanmar-China business summit held in Yangon

A Myanmar-China business summit was held at the Sule Shangri-La Hotel in Yangon Saturday evening as part of the 14th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention . The summit, sponsored by the China Federation of Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs , took place under the topic "The Belt and Road Promotes Cooperation and Mutual Benefits".

Indian war hero Arjan Singh's career: A timeline

Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh died on Saturday after suffering a massive heart attack. Here's a look at his illustrious career: April 15, 1919 He was born in Lyallpur, Punjab in a distinguished military family.

Leprosy Is Not Quite Yet A Disease Of The Past

This 26-year-old man in the town of Min Hla in Myanmar has leprosy. Health-care workers touch his skin with a napkin to see if he feels it - a way to determine nerve damage.