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Voter roll updating starts Jul 25: EC to take special measures to prevent Rohingya enrolment

Voter roll updating starts Jul 25: EC to take special measures to prevent Rohingya...

The Election Commission (EC) will start updating the voter list from July 25, taking some special measures to prevent Rohingyas from becoming voters. Representatives of the EC will go door to door in each constituency...
A settlement for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Chennai suburb

Pining for home

The Rohingya Muslims, who have fled Myanmar and are now staying in Chennai, hope that once situation normalizes they can return to their homeland Rohingya Muslims Mohammed Yusuf and Noor Bano along with their newborn...
Rohingya escapees have harrowing accounts of security officers slaughtering babies, burning people alive and gang-raping women

Myanmar’s Rohingya: cornered by poverty, stalked by violence

Hemmed in by Myanmar security forces and menaced by abductions and killings, Rohingya Muslims in a conflict-scarred corner of Rakhine State say fear is one of the few constants in their lives. Last week foreign...
Rohingya Man Accused of Myanmar Insurgent Ties Bailed in Bangladesh

Rohingya Man Accused of Myanmar Insurgent Ties Bailed in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's interior minister said a Rohingya Muslim man the country's police arrested late last year, for suspected links with an insurgent group that attacked Myanmar security forces, has been bailed and...
She said her mother was later arrested when authorities deemed her complaint about the killings to be fabricated

Myanmar: UN probe ‘can only aggravate’ Rakhine tension

Aung San Suu Kyi's security adviser dismisses UN investigation into alleged rape and killings of Rohingya Muslims. A UN mission investigating allegations of rape, torture and killings of Rohingya Muslims would only "aggravate" troubles in...
Photo: This 18-year-old Rohingya woman said she was gang raped and beaten at gunpoint by the military. (ABC News: Liam Cochrane)

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims share stories of gang rape and killings by police and soldiers...

As the last of the foreign reporters walked over a bamboo bridge a young Rohingya woman dressed in black, with a black umbrella, raised her hand hesitantly. Her demeanour was somewhere between blank and terrified. But...

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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,...
Human Rights Watch (press release)

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...