Myanmar journalist hit with terrorism charges for interviewing insurgents

MANDALAY, MYANMAR (AFP) - A Myanmar journalist faces up to life in prison for publishing an interview with a rebel group operating in the country's restive Rakhine state, a week after the insurgents were classified as a terrorist organisation.


The western region has long been a tinderbox of conflict between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army (AA), a group demanding greater autonomy for the state's ethnic Rakhine people.


Clashes have left scores of civilians...