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Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs at government buildings in latest wave of unrest

15 Sep 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs at government buildings on Sunday, as months of sometimes violent demonstrations showed no sign of letting up. | Video

Hong Kong police break up scattered clashes between rival protesters

14 Sep 2019

HONG KONG Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Saturday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial hub, the latest in months of sometimes violent clashes. | Video

UPDATE 7-Hong Kong police break up scattered clashes between rival protesters

14 Sep 2019

HONG KONG, Sept 14 Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Saturday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial hub, the latest in months of sometimes violent clashes.

Tens of thousands of Rohingya mark ‘Genocide Day’ amid tensions in Bangladesh camps

25 Aug 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh At least 100,000 Rohingya refugees rallied in camps in Bangladesh on Sunday, marking two years since the start of a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar that forced more than 730,000 to flee across the border.

'We are hostages': Two years on, Rohingya still in Myanmar trapped by new war

25 Aug 2019

YANGON When Myanmar officials toured refugee camps in Bangladesh last month, inviting Rohingya Muslims who fled the country to return, they brought with them pamphlets adorned with cartoons showing hijab-wearing women passing through checkpoints and happily grasping identity cards.

'People were hiding': Bangladesh bid to repatriate Rohingya stalls as refugees refuse

22 Aug 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh An attempt to begin repatriating thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in camps in Bangladesh stalled on Thursday after nearly 300 refugee families refused to go back to Myanmar, almost a year after a similar effort failed amid protests.

Exclusive: Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to start Rohingya repatriation next week

15 Aug 2019

YANGON Myanmar and Bangladesh will start a fresh attempt next week to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, officials said on Thursday, nearly a year after a major attempt failed.

U.N. urges sanctions on Myanmar army businesses, says foreign partners could be complicit

05 Aug 2019

JAKARTA United Nations investigators urged world leaders on Monday to impose targeted financial sanctions on companies linked to the military in Myanmar, and said foreign firms doing business with them could be complicit in international crimes.

In Myanmar's conflict-torn Rakhine, fresh allegations of 'war crimes'

12 Jul 2019

MRAUK-U, Myanmar When 35-year-old Ah Hla showed up to a police station in western Myanmar in late April hoping to see her husband among the prisoners, she didn't know whether he was alive or dead.

RPT-China's CNPC breaks into Myanmar fuel retailing with Singapore brand

21 May 2019

SINGAPORE/YANGON, May 20 China National Petroleum Corp is planning to open dozens of petrol stations in Myanmar, the first major foreign investor to enter the fast-growing Southeast Asian fuel market, as the state giant expands its retail oil business, company officials said.

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