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The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

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This year’s prize went on Friday to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.
Thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh on Sunday by demanding their citizenship and other rights in the country they fled from.

Rohingya refugees protest exodus, demand rights in Myanmar

Thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh on Sunday by demanding their citizenship and other rights in the country they fled from.

Ambulance driver killed as army battles rebels

A volunteer ambulance driver was killed in Myanmar’s remote northeast as clashes between the army and ethnic insurgents escalated over the weekend, state media reported Sunday.

Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya massacre freed after months

Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya men and boys during a 2017 military crackdown in the western state of Rakhine, two prison officials, two former fellow inmates and one of the soldiers told Reuters news agency.
Kyi Lin and Aung Win Zaw arrive at Insein court in Yangon [Ann Wang-Reuters]

Myanmar court sentences two to death for Muslim lawyer’s murder

A Myanmar court has sentenced two men to death for their role in the murder of a Muslim lawyer and a legal adviser to the country's de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than eight months in prison [Myo Kyaw Soe-Reuters]

Reuters journalists in Myanmar appeal to Supreme Court against conviction

The lawyers of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar, a Southeast nation, lodged an appeal on Friday at the Supreme Court against their conviction.
(FILES) This file photo taken on September 03, 2018 shows Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (C) is escorted by police after being sentenced by a court to jail in Yangon. – Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar over their investigation of atrocities committed against the Rohingya will learn January 11 if an appeal against their conviction has succeeded. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

Myanmar Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years while investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar had their appeal dismissed Friday, dismaying colleagues and tearful family members who had held slim hopes they would walk free.
Myanmar President Win Myint

Myanmar’s president praises Rakhine state for ‘auspicious’ year

Myanmar’s president said Saturday it had been an “auspicious” year for Rakhine state, the violence-scarred territory and epicentre of the Rohingya crisis.
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. AFP PHOTO - POOL - DAN HIMBRECHTS

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi calls for peace in speech which avoids Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing international criticism over her country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, called Saturday for "a culture of peace" to end conflict between communities.
US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrive for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Bernat Armangue / POOL / AFP)

Mike Pence issues rebuke to Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi over ‘persecution’ of Rohingya...

US Vice President Mike Pence has issued his strongest condemnation yet of Myanmars treatment of Rohingya Muslims warning leader Aung San Suu Kyi that persecution by her country’s army was without excuse.
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives on stage to pose for a group photo before the start of the ASEAN-Japan summit on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit

Diplomatic niceties have been in short supply for Aung San Suu Kyi at a summit in Singapore, where the one-time rights champion has been publicly chastised over her handling of the Rohingya crisis, compounding a dismal week for Myanmar's de facto leader.
US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrive for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Bernat Armangue / POOL / AFP)

Mike Pence takes Aung San Suu Kyi to task over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

The violence which drove 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh was "without excuse", US Vice President Mike Pence told Aung San Suu Kyi in stinging comments on a summit sideline on Wednesday.
(FILES) This file photo taken on July 19, 2018 shows Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attending ceremony for her late father during the 71th anniversary of Martyrs' Day in Yangon. - Amnesty International on November 13 stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims. (Photo by YE AUNG THU / AFP)

Myanmar defiant as Amnesty pulls Suu Kyi award

Myanmar authorities and citizens leapt to the defence of Aung San Suu Kyi Tuesday after Amnesty International stripped her of its top award over indifference to atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims, doubling down on support for the civilian leader in the face of global ire.
Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar lodged an appeal on Monday against their conviction on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act.

Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar appeal conviction

Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar lodged an appeal on Monday against their conviction on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act.

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This year it went jointly to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world.
Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 12, 2018 Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for a meeting with Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang (not pictured) at the Presidential Palace at the sideline of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi. Canada's parliament voted unanimously on September 27, 2018 to effectively strip Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship over the Rohingya crisis. Ottawa had given the long-detained democracy advocate and Nobel laureate the rare honor in 2007.But her international reputation has become tarnished by her refusal to call out the atrocities by her nation's military against the Rohingya Muslims minority, which Ottawa last week declared a genocide. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / KHAM

Aung San Suu Kyi becomes first person stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi became the first person to be stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship on Tuesday over her refusal to call out atrocities by her nation's military against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her address at the 43rd Singapore Lecture in Singapore on August 21, 2018. Aung San Suu Kyi said on August 21 it is up to Bangladesh to decide how quickly Rohingya refugees will return to Myanmar, appearing to cast blame on the country for the delay. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi defends journalists’ imprisonment

Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended the jailing of two Reuters news agency journalists who were convicted of collecting state secrets, adding that they can appeal their seven-year sentence.

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