Myanmar

The Refugees Suing Facebook For $150bn

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have launched a class action against Facebook, accusing them of failing to take action against hate speech which contributed to violence. The $150 billion lawsuit was filed in California while British lawyers submitted...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Lawsuits

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Myanmar Junta Sends Aung San Suu Kyi To Jail

Trevor Filseth Myanmar, Asia Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced alongside Win Myint, Myanmar’s president from 2018 until the 2021 coup. Aung San Suu Kyi, the controversial former leader of Myanmar (Burma) who was ousted by a military coup in...
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Protesters Demand Repeal Of Armed Forces Act In India's Nagaland State

A botched anti-insurgency operation and retaliatory violence resulted in the death of 14 civilians over the weekend in the Indian state of Nagaland on the easternmost fringes of India near the border with Myanmar.
Related topics: Protests, India

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Why The Rohingya Muslims’ $150b Lawsuit Against Meta Will Be An Uphill Battle

Mark Zuckerberg might be looking out for a shiny future in the metaverse, but the company’s past mistakes continue to haunt him. Amidst the ongoing Rohingya genocide in Myanmar, a number of refugees from the community currently based in the US and...
Related topics: Lawsuits, Mark Zuckerberg, United Kingdom

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Editorial: Sentencing Aung San Suu Kyi To Prison Is Just One More Turn On Myanmar's Spiral Downward

It's outrageous that the military in power in Myanmar has now sentenced Suu Kyi to prison on absurd charges.
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Global Outrage After Myanmar Junta Court Sentences Deposed Leader To 4 Years In Prison

Global Outrage After Myanmar Junta Court Sentences Deposed Leader To 4 Years In Prison Global condemnation of Myanmar's military junta is pouring in after deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi received a four-year prison term on Monday,...
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General Assembly Defers Decision On Afghanistan And Myanmar Seats

The UN General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution to delay a decision on who will represent Afghanistan and Myanmar at the world body. 
Related topics: Afghanistan

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Rohingya Refugees Sue Facebook For Over $150 Billion, Alleging The Social Network Helped Foster...

Protestor in front of Facebook signJeff Chiu/AP Photo US and UK Rohingya refugees from Myanmar pursued legal action against Facebook on Monday. US Rohingya refugees sued Facebook for $150 billion, alleging it helped foster genocide in Myanmar. The...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, World Photos, United Kingdom

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Nagaland Police Accuse Indian Army Of Killing Villagers As Death Toll In Firing Incident Rises To 14

On Saturday, 13 civilians and one soldier were killed in the Indian state of Nagaland near the border with Myanmar. One more villager died in the clashes that followed on Sunday.
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Myanmar Court Sentences Ousted Leader Suu Kyi To 4 Years

BANGKOK — A special court in Myanmar’s capital sentenced the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official said. The...
Related topics: Thailand, Bangkok

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3 Feared Dead As Myanmar Army Truck Runs Down Protesters

Witnesses say an army vehicle plowed into a peaceful march by anti-government protesters in military-ruled Myanmar’s biggest city, reportedly killing at least three people
Related topics: Protests, Military

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Un Projects Soaring Humanitarian Needs In World In 2022

The United Nations is predicting that a record 274 million people – who together would amount to the world’s fourth most-populous country – will require emergency humanitarian aid next year in countries like Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Myanmar,...
Related topics: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Syria, Yemen

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Myanmar Rappers Express Rage And Resistance Against The Military Regime

Rappers have banded together to produce an anti-junta music albumOriginally published on Global VoicesThe cover of the album produced by Rap Against Junta from Twitter. Used with permission. Myanmar rappers have found ways to use their art to...
Related topics: Military, Social Media, Protests

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Powerful Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Strikes Along Myanmar-india Border - Emsc

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck on Thursday at 11:45 p.m. UTC along the Myanmar-India border.
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Zayar Thaw Reportedly Arrested By Myanmar Junta, Accused Of 'leading Attacks On Regime Targets'

The former hip hop artist-turned-legislator was reportedly taken into custody last Thursday

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U.s. J&j Covid Vaccine Doses Will Be Sent To Thailand-myanmar Border

Millions of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine doses will be directed to the border of Thailand and Myanmar in December as part of the Biden administration’s pledge to donate doses to conflict zones, according to two people with knowledge of...
Related topics: Thailand, Joe Biden

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Journalist Returns Home To Detroit Area After Myanmar Ordeal

American journalist Danny Fenster, freed after nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar, says he feels “incredibly fortunate” to be back home in suburban Detroit
Related topics: Military

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Us Journalist Freed From Myanmar Jail With Ex-diplomat's Aid

American journalist Danny Fenster has been released from prison in Myanmar.

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Us Journo Danny Fenster Released From Myanmar Prison With Help Of Former Governor Bill Richardson

Last week, Fenster, the managing editor for the Frontier Myanmar online magazine, was convicted of spreading false information, contacting illegal organisations and violating visa regulations and sentenced to 11 years of hard labour in Myanmar.

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Police: India Rebels Kill 5 Troops, 2 Others In Border State

Indian police say at least five Indian soldiers and two civilians have been killed in an ambush by suspected rebels in the northeastern state of Manipur bordering Myanmar
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