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Military chief Minh Aung Hlaing toured weapons facilities on a European visit amid a global outcry over alleged gross rights abuses among his troops

Austria-Germany dangle arms, ignore rights, on Myanmar

Myanmar’s military Commander in Chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, returned to Yangon on Sunday after a week-long visit to Austria and Germany. The general’s trip ended just as his political rival, State Counsellor...
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Myanmar’s military chief returns from European visit

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The powerful chief of Myanmar’s military has returned from a visit to Germany and Austria that drew concern from rights activists who accuse his soldiers of abuses against the country’s...
Opinion: India Should Set An Example For The World

Opinion: India Should Set An Example For The World

The Rohingya people are native to Myanmar. They practice Islam and, presumably for that reason, are treated as subhuman by the ultra-nationalist Buddhist junta. The government of Myanmar has been using systematic rape and...
Sri Lankan coast guard arrested 30 Rohingya refugees off Kankesanthurai

Sri Lankan coast guard arrested 30 Rohingya refugees off Kankesanthurai

Sri Lanka Coast Guards has yesterday seized a vessel carrying 32 illegal migrants off Kankesanthurai. According to Sri Lanka Navy, 30 Myanmar nationals including 16 children and two Indians were among the arrested. Navy Spokesman Lieutenant...
Navy announces detention of 32 people, half of them children, believed to be Rohingya refugees and two smugglers.

Sri Lanka navy detains suspected Rohingya refugees

Sri Lanka's navy has arrested 32 people suspected of being Rohingya refugees and their Indian traffickers off the country's northern coast. Chaminda Walakuluge, a navy spokesman, said a coastguard patrol observed the boat entering Sri...

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Rohingya refugee children shout slogans during a protest against repatriation efforts, Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.

Rohingya Shot in Camp in Myanmar

    Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...
Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...