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Bangladesh government officials say they have begun a new census to determine the exact number of Rohingya refugees living inside their borders

Kutupalong: Playing ping pong with Rohingya lives

If you walk around in Kutupalong, you will get an urge to dismantle the set of institutions, practises and relationships which have created the place. You will want to do so because you will...
Elections; Myanmar; Rohingya minority; Genocide; Aung San Suu Kyi, United Nations

The Muslims of Myanmar: Has the UN failed the Rohingya?

Aid workers and human rights groups are critical of how the Rohingya crisis has been handled by senior UN officials A fortnight before Cyclone Mora slammed into his home, Abdel drank tea with us on...
Dawbon police find group of 18 Rohingya refugees in hiding

Dawbon police find group of 18 Rohingya refugees in hiding

They were staying in two apartment buildings located within Dawbon Township’s Nwe Aye Ward. Photo: WikiCommons Authorities have arrested eighteen Rohingya Muslims who were hiding out in Dawbon Township, according to 7Day. On Monday, police received...
New angles of Buddhist atrocities against Myanmar Muslims

New angles of Buddhist atrocities against Myanmar Muslims

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - After months of banning media coverage of Myanmar's bloody incidents against the Rohingya minority, a group of journalists were allowed to visit the victims and publish a handful of stories. A...
Men carry the body of Maung Nu, a Rohingya Muslim who was killed by a Buddhist mob, away from the crime scene in Sittwe, capital of western Myanmar's Rakhine state, July 4, 2017.

Myanmar Police Arrest Man For Deadly Rakhine Mob Attack on Rohingya

Men carry the body of Maung Nu, a Rohingya Muslim who was killed by a Buddhist mob, away from the crime scene in Sittwe, capital of western Myanmar's Rakhine state, July 4, 2017. RFA Myanmar police...
Rohingya situation has not improved under new government - UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar

Parliament condemns statement by Yanghee Lee

The parliament on Tuesday approved a proposal to condemn the statement of Yanghee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, criticising the country’s human rights record and the government’s failure to address...
Women and girls have accused soldiers and police officers of rape and sexual assault during months of violence between Muslims and Buddhists in Burma

Rohignya Muslim women ‘raped by Burma soldiers and abandoned by husbands who blame them’

  'My husband told me he is going to leave me. He blamed me for not running away' Women and girls have accused soldiers and police officers of rape and sexual assault during months of violence...

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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...