It's racist jargon that makes us ignore conflicts raging internationally.
"My comrades tried to reassure me that it was inevitable for families to do that under pressure," Lin Lin Bo Bo told Reuters. "But I was so heartbroken."
Myanmar is the world's largest exporter of teak, which is a valuable kind of hardwood used in building floors, furniture and bridges.
A Myanmar court sentenced the country's former leader to another four years in prison, though she faces more if found guilty of all her charges.
We need to send a message to the world about Myanmar's terrible human rights violations," Myanmar protest leader Khin Sandar told Reuters.
Save the Children said two of its workers were among at least 35 killed on December 24 by Myanmar's military as they were fleeing conflict.
A mound of dirt and waste from other mines slid off a cliff and fell nearly 200 feet, striking many of the miners.
Businesses cannot claim to be neutral actors during a humanitarian crisis.
A Treasury Department official said it "is using its tools to expose and hold accountable perpetrators of serious human rights abuse."
Facebook is banning pages representing businesses controlled by Myanmar's military, a day after a $150 billion lawsuit was filed against the company.
The former Myanmar state counsellor ousted by military in February was convicted of incitement and violating COVID restrictions.
The sixth corruption charge Tuesday involves former President Win Myint, plus a new witness is now allowed to testify, which delayed the trial verdict.
The journalist who was jailed in Myanmar for almost six months, was welcomed home as a candle lighter for a Detroit Hanukkah event.
A massive scorched-earth campaign is underway in northwest Myanmar. Reports of massacres and images of smoke billowing from houses are shocking social media.
"I can't believe the amount of effort that went into it that was necessary to make this happen–overwhelming gratitude," Fenster said.
Fenster was convicted last week to a handful of charges in Myanmar and then sentenced to 11 years of hard labor.
Danny Fenster returns to the U.S. after spending six months in a military-ruled Myanmar jail. His family said they are overjoyed he is on his way home.
U.S. journalist Danny Fenster could face life in prison for additional charges after being sentenced in a Myanmar court Friday.
Danny Fenster was detained at the Yangon International Airport in May as he was waiting to take a flight to the Detroit area in the U.S. to visit his family.
The U.S. government and other Western nations are opposed to Myanmar's military-installed government and call for a transition back to a democracy-led state.
Danny Fenster is charged with spreading false or inflammatory information, contacting illegal opposition groups, and violating visa conditions.
"In moments of crisis and instability such as this one, we must ensure that humanitarian aid is delivered to those most in need," Richardson said.
While preparing to board a Michigan-bound flight on May 24 to visit family, Fenster was detained at Yangon International Airport and has been in custody since.
"It is disappointing that the prosecution is still alleging that Danny was working for Myanmar Now in March 2021," Frontier Myanmar's editor-in-chief said.
Danny Fenster was charged with unlawful associations, which is mainly used to target ethnic rebels in Myanmar seeking autonomy.
Fenster is one of around 100 journalists detained in Myanmar since the military takeover in the country on February 1.