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Cambodia to take ‘different approaches’ to Myanmar crisis as ASEAN chair

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during a ceremony at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 12, 2021. Tang Chhin Sothy/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PHNOM PENH, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen did not seek......

Cambodia PM gets red-carpet welcome in Myanmar as visit sparks protests

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (unseen) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, January 22, 2019. Ng Han Guan/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 7 (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun......

Japan business lobbyist backs Myanmar coup, urges investment

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TOKYO, Dec 17 (Reuters) – A Japanese former politician who campaigned to bring billions of dollars of investment from some of Japan’s top companies to Myanmar has urged Japan to endorse its military regime, saying the nation’s coup leader has “grown fantastically as a human being,” while praising his “democratisation......

Blinken touts deeper U.S. engagement amid concern over ‘aggressive’ China

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Says Indo-Pacific must be free from coercion, intimidation Cites discontent over Chinese firms, loans, infrastructure U.S. to help keep internet free, secure – Blinken Blinken visiting Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand JAKARTA, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday touted a U.S. strategy to deepen its Asian treaty......

U.S. imposes sweeping human rights sanctions on China, Myanmar and North Korea

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The flags of the United States and China fly from a lamppost in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., November 1, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register U.S. targets people, entities tied to China, Myanmar, N. Korea, Bangladesh over rights abuses Myanmar sanctions......

Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion over Myanmar violence

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The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Dec 6 (Reuters) – Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O), formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion......

U.N. rights boss Bachelet denounces Suu Kyi conviction in ‘sham trial’

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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends the launch of a joint investigation into alleged violations of international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law committed by all parties to the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, November 3, 2021. REUTERS/Denis......

Protesters attack Indian forces camp after 14 civilians mistakenly killed -officials

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GUWAHATI, India, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Protesters threw stones and set fire to areas around a camp belonging to Indian forces in the remote northeast, a day after at least 14 people were mistakenly killed by defence forces, officials said. At least 14 tribal civilians and one security personnel were......

Myanmar security forces ram car into protest in Yangon, deaths feared

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Dec 5 (Reuters) – Myanmar security forces in a car rammed into an anti-coup protest on Sunday morning in Yangon, with at least half a dozen protesters arrested and dozens injured, according to two witnesses at the scene. Anti-military protests are continuing despite the killing of more than 1,300 people......

Democracy slipping away at record rate, intergovernmental body warns

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BRUSSELS, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A greater number of countries are sliding towards authoritarianism, while the number of established democracies under threat has never been so high, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) said on Monday. Populist politics, the use of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to silence critics,......

U.S. journalist Fenster leaves Myanmar after release from jail – employer

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Managing editor of online magazine Frontier Myanmar, U.S. journalist Danny Fenster, is pictured in an unknown location in this undated handout picture made available to Reuters on November 12, 2021. Frontier Myanmar/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo Junta rebuked over Fenster’s imprisonment Circumstances of release unclear Employer calls for release of all......

U.S. journalist Fenster jailed for 11 years in army-ruled Myanmar

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Fenster faces more charges of sedition, terrorism act breach First foreign journalist jailed in Myanmar in years Jailing intended as a warning to media, U.S. – group U.S. has pressed junta on “profoundly unjust” detention Nov 12 (Reuters) – A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday jailed American journalist Danny......

U.S. journalist held in Myanmar charged with terrorism, sedition – lawyer

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Nov 10 (Reuters) – An American journalist detained in military-ruled Myanmar accused of incitement is facing new charges of sedition and terrorism, his lawyer said on Wednesday, in a setback for U.S. efforts to secure his release. Danny Fenster, 37, who was managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, a top independent......

Rare plea for help as China’s zero tolerance for COVID hits border town

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Staff members in protective suits check proof of negative test results for travellers at an entrance to the Harbin West Railway Station following new local cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China September 22, 2021. cnsphoto via REUTERS BEIJING, Oct 28 (Reuters) – A former vice......

Recognizing Myanmar junta won’t stop violence: outgoing U.N. envoy

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UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Recognizing Myanmar’s junta as the country’s government would not stop growing violence, the outgoing United Nations special envoy on Myanmar said on Monday, warning such a move would push the country toward instability and becoming a failed state. “I hope that the international community......

Facebook knew about, failed to police, abusive content globally – documents

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Oct 25 (Reuters) – Facebook employees have warned for years that as the company raced to become a global service it was failing to police abusive content in countries where such speech was likely to cause the most harm, according to interviews with five former employees and internal company documents......

Myanmar currency trade turns to online groups on Facebook amid crisis

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Myanmar banknotes are seen during an illegal exchange inside a house in Yangon, Myanmar, September 24, 2021. Picture taken September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer Oct 1 (Reuters) – As Myanmar’s economic slump deepens after February’s military coup and parts of its financial system freeze up, many in the strife-torn country are......

Myanmar currency drops 60% in weeks as economy tanks since February coup

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People line up outside a bank to withdraw cash, in Yangon, Myanmar May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer Sept 29 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s currency has lost more than 60% of its value since the beginning of September, driving up food and fuel prices in an economy that has tanked since a military......

Myanmar currency drops 60% in weeks as economy tanks since February coup

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People line up outside a bank to withdraw cash, in Yangon, Myanmar May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer Sept 29 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s currency has lost more than 60% of its value since the beginning of September, driving up food and fuel prices in an economy that has tanked since a military......

U.S. court orders Facebook to release anti-Rohingya content records for genocide case

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Sept 23 (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge has ordered Facebook (FB.O) to release records of accounts connected to anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar that the social media giant had shut down, rejecting its argument about protecting privacy as “rich with irony”. The judge in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday criticized Facebook......

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