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Rohingya Muslims sit on the Bangladesh border as they are restricted by the members of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) from going further inside Bangladesh REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Burmese army ‘killed a baby’ in crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, villager claims

'Women and children were among the dead. Even a baby wasn't spared'   The Burmese army has been accused of carrying out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims in response to clashes with insurgents. Soldiers have allegedly shot...
BGB sends back 171 Rohingya refugees

BGB sends back 171 Rohingya refugees

As hundreds of Rohingyas continue to enter Bangladesh through different unguarded border points of Ukhia, Teknaf and Naikhyangchhari in last two days, Border Guard Bangladesh today detained 171 Rohingya refugees and sent them back. They...
Rohingyas with burns, gunshot wounds flee into Bangladesh to get treated

Rohingyas with burns, gunshot wounds flee into Bangladesh to get treated

As hundreds of Rohingyas flee violence in Myanmar's northwest, some with gunshot and burn wounds have managed to cross the border to get treated in Bangladesh. Mass escape from Rakhine Late on Sunday, nine Rohingya men...
Bangladesh pushes for joint operations on border with Myanmar forces

Bangladesh pushes for joint operations on border with Myanmar forces

Bangladesh has proposed joint operations with Myanmar forces on the border along the Rakhine state to wipe out militant and extremist forces. The foreign ministry tabled a formal proposal to the Chargé d'affaires of Myanmar...
Khaleda asks government to provide shelter to fleeing Rohingyas

Khaleda asks government to provide shelter to fleeing Rohingyas

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is concerned about the ongoing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine and has asked the government to provide shelter to the hundreds of Rohingya people fleeing persecution there. Now in London after an...
Myanmar tightens the screws on Rohingya insurgents

Myanmar tightens the screws on Rohingya insurgents

YANGON — Myanmar security forces intensified operations against Rohingya insurgents yesterday, the police and other sources said, following three days of clashes with militants in the worst violence involving Myanmar’s Muslim minority in five...
anti-Rohingya,anti-aid worker sentiment

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi uses Facebook to fuel hatred towards Rohingyas

Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been accused of inciting “anti-Rohingya and anti-aid worker sentiment” on Facebook, including a post accusing the World Food Program of feeding Muslim militants. Another post from the...
Rohingya militant group warns of 'war' against Myanmar Government; thousands flee clashes

Rohingya militant group warns of ‘war’ against Myanmar Government; thousands flee clashes

A militant group has warned of a "war" against the Myanmar Government, taking responsibility for attacks on police stations that have left more than 100 people dead. On Friday, militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation...
Rakhine residents of Rathedaung town man an intersection armed with sticks on Saturday. (AFP)

Northern Rakhine ‘under control’, says chief minister

SITTWE — The security situation in northern Rakhine State is “under control”, according to the Rakhine State chief minister, U Nyi Pu, who visited the affected area on Sunday. Security forces have conducted new "clearance...

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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...