In Myanmar, over a million people have no idea about COVID-19
In the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, more than a million people are unaware of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world due to a government-sanctioned internet shutdown that began a year ago.
UN concerned as thousands flee Myanmar 'clearance operation'
The UN has called for "urgent measures to spare civilians" amid reports of locals trapped by fighting in Myanmar's conflict-ridden Rakhine State. Scores have been killed and tens of thousands displaced by the conflict.
Exclusive: ICC chief prosecutor sends warning to Libyan strongman Haftar
In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with FRANCE 24, the International Criminal Court's Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda discussed the ICC's ongoing cases regarding Libya, Ivory Coast, the Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Philippines.
Far out: Myanmar's first surfing team to hit Southeast Asian games
Competitive surfing was barely known in Myanmar until recently, but now one beach town is riding a wave of enthusiasm to the Southeast Asia Games for the first time ever.
Dung and Dragons: Myanmar kids' rugby team take on the world
Sidestepping cowpats and garbage, Myanmar's only local junior rugby side train barefoot on a patch of land in the outskirts of Yangon - more than holding their own against rival international schools.
UN fears Myanmar internet blackout a 'cover' for abuses
Mobile internet has been shut down in parts of conflict-torn western Myanmar under a decree by the government. A UN investigator warns the army could be using the blackout as a cover for "gross human rights violations."
Myanmar frees Reuters journalists
The two reporters were arrested in Myanmar in late 2017. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
Myanmar land ownership law could displace millions of farmers
Under a land reformation act, millions of rural farmers across Myanmar could be forced from land that they have tilled for generations. Many are unaware of the danger they face. Peter Yeung reports from Yangon.