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YANGON, Oct 24 (AFP): For many marginalised ethnic minority groups in conflict-plagued regions of Myanmar, next month's national elections had at least offered a glimmer of hope for empowerment.
(Reuters) - The Myanmar military has said it is investigating "possible wider patterns of violations" before and during a 2017 crackdown in Rakhine State that the United Nations has said was executed with genocidal intent against Rohingya Muslims.
The startling confession by two soldiers on the Rohingya persecution, notably executions, mass burials, rape and obliteration of villages is an unprecedented development that could wreck Aung San Suu Kyi's party's re-election.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar increased lockdown measures in its biggest city on Thursday after reporting another record daily rise in coronavirus cases, with 120 new infections taking its overall cases past the 2,000 mark.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi launched her re-election bid on Tuesday ahead of polls set for November, vowing victory at a scaled-down ceremony in the capital after her original plans were scuppered by a surge in coronavirus cases.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi pulled out of the first event of her election campaign on Monday, citing a worsening outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has imposed mandatory quarantine and coronavirus tests for visitors to its capital city after the country reported dozens more infections on Wednesday and leader Aung San Suu Kyi warned of a "disaster for the country".
YANGON (Reuters): Myanmar has imposed mandatory quarantine and coronavirus tests for visitors to its capital city after the country reported dozens more infections on Wednesday (Sept 2) and leader Aung San Suu Kyi warned of a "disaster for the country".
NAYPYIDAW (Reuters): Myanmar will postpone elections in parts of war-torn Rakhine state if the military declares them unsafe, a senior election official said on Thursday (July 31), prompting a backlash from ethnic parties with strong support in the region.