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Myanmar's censors have barred a documentary on festering religious tensions between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state

Censors bar Rakhine documentary from human rights film festival

YANGON — Myanmar's censors have barred a documentary on festering religious tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine State, a film festival organiser said Thursday, highlighting deep sensitivity over a conflict that has bedevilled...
Khalija Bibi, a Rohingya Muslim refugee with her family in a juggi in Jammu

‘I Saw [Soldiers] Kill And Rape Women’: 3 Rohingya Women Recount Horrors From Their...

“My son was 16,” says Mehjabeen. “One night, Burmese soldiers raided our house, beat us black and blue and took my son away.” She never found out what happened to him. Her husband died...
Two months on the 50-year-old widow, who had lived in the rundown camp for displaced people since Rakhine was roiled by communal violence in 2012

Newly rebranded, Ma Ba Tha heads to Rakhine for philanthropic work

The controversial Buddhist organization formerly known as Ma Ba Tha has provided financial and food aid to cyclone victims in northern Rakhine State. Infamous for staging anti-Muslim and pro-nationalists sermons and protests, Ma Ba Tha...

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Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

  Rohingya refugees walk by night after crossing the border from Myanmar, on the Bangladeshi shores of the Naf river in Teknaf on September 29,...
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288 Villages, Tens of Thousands of Structures Torched

Burma: New Satellite Images Confirm Mass Destruction Complete destruction of Rohingya villages in close proximity to intact Rakhine village, Maungdaw township, recorded on 21 September...
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Many Parties Complicit in Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing

  The persecution of Rohingya Muslims goes beyond religious intolerance, says Dr. Elizabeth Hurd, professor of politics at Northwestern University   I support The Real News Network...
Thousands of Rohingya refugees flee from Myanmar are kept under a tight security by Bangladeshi military after crossing the border in a rice patty field near Palang Khali, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Does Democracy’s Toehold in Myanmar Outweigh the Lives of the Rohingya?

Putting pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi could endanger her bargain with the military, but a system that allows ethnic cleansing may not be...
A Rohingya refugee woman who crossed the border from Burma a day before, carries her daughter and searches for help as they wait to receive permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue their way to the refugee camps, in Palang Khali, Bangladesh Credit: REUTERS

UN food agency withdraws Rohingya hunger report ‘at request of Burma’

  The United Nations food agency is pressing for immediate access to Burma’s troubled northern Rakhine state amid accusations that it shelved a critical report...