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Israelis awaiting their flight from Myanmar, March 25, 2020
Escape from Myanmar: Navigating the world in the age of the coronavirus

I had planned to spend just a few days in Myanmar, but just as I completed my work, international travel became increasingly difficult by the day.

By MARC ZELL
20/04/2020
Buddhist monks walk past soldiers in the town of Lashio in Myanmar.
UN says at least 32 people killed as insurgents, Myanmar military clash

The Arakan Army, an insurgent group seeking greater autonomy for the region, has been battling government troops for more than a year.

By REUTERS
17/04/2020
Israelis awaiting their flight from Myanmar, March 25, 2020
Last Israelis evacuated from Myanmar

The Israeli Embassy to Myanmar and other Israeli consuls in Asia worked together to find get the backpackers on some of the final flights out of the country.

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks in front of the judges on the second day of hearings in a c
Myanmar to court-martial more troops over war crimes against Rohingya

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape an army offensive launched in August 2017 that U.N investigators described as having been executed with genocidal intent.

By REUTERS
21/02/2020
A poster with a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed along a street in Shanghai, Ch
Facebook apologizes after vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

A headline in a local news journal appeared as “Dinner honors president shithole”, while the Myanmar State Secretary Aung San Suu Kyi's posted an unintentionally vulgar post on her official page.

By REUTERS
18/01/2020
UN condemns Myanmar human rights abuses against Muslim Rohingya

The resolution Myanmar’s government “to expedite efforts to eliminate statelessness and the systematic and institutionalized discrimination.”

29/12/2019
Rabbi Shneur Raitport and Yehudit light candles for the first night of Hanukkah, Yangon, Myanmar, De
Hanukkah in Myanmar - Bringing light to the world

Yehudit and her husband Rabbi Shneur Raitport are the Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries in Myanmar, who have recently made the country the umpteenth nation in the world where representatives of the Hasidic group are supporting and fostering Jewish life.

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks in front of the judges on the second day of hearings in a c
Rohingya Muslims weep in Myanmar court as they face charges

If convicted they face up to two years in prison.

By REUTERS
20/12/2019
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks in front of the judges on the second day of hearings in a c
Aung San Suu Kyi rejects UN charge of Rohingya genocide as 'misleading'

Suu Kyi, once feted in the West as a heroine of democracy, spoke for about 30 minutes at the courtroom in The Hague in defense of the actions of the Myanmar military that for years had kept her under house arrest.

By REUTERS
11/12/2019
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi heads to Hague to defend Myanmar against genocide charges

Gambia has filed a lawsuit accusing Maymar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims, but Suu Kyi has defended the campaign as a legitimate response to attacks by Rohingya militants.

By REUTERS
08/12/2019
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