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Earlier on Wednesday, UN Secretary General António Guterres said the crisis involving the Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine state had become "catastrophic."

Myanmar government: Almost 40% of Rohingya villages are now empty

The UN Security Council has condemned the violence in a rare unanimous rebuke (CNN)Almost 40% of all Rohingya villages in Myanmar's Rakhine State are now empty, a government spokesperson has confirmed. More than 370,000 Rohingya --...
Rohingya refugees are overwhelming aid groups

UN chief calls Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis ‘catastrophic’

  UN Secretary-General António Guterres urges Myanmar authorities to end violence He also calls on Myanmar to give minority Rohingya Muslims "legal status" (CNN)The crisis involving minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state has become "catastrophic," UN...
Rohingya immigrants living in Pakistan, react during an interview with Reuters at their residence in Arkanabad neighborhood in Karachi, Pakistan September 7, 2017.

HRW: Pakistan Should Back Rohingya Rights Abroad and at Home

Pakistan’s foreign minister has expressed “deep anguish” at the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma. The foreign secretary has summoned the Burmese ambassador and registered an official protest. And Pakistan’s parliament has urged...
Rohingya Muslims, fled from ongoing military operations in Burma's Rakhine state, cross the Naf River in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on September 12, 2017 Credit: Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Malaysia warns Rohingya crisis could lead to Isil attacks in Burma

Southeast Asia could “pay the price” of Islamic State supporters seeking to exploit the persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Malaysia’s defence minister has warned. Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin cautioned that Isil, who have been...
Getting the full picture of the Rakhine crisis

Getting the full picture of the Rakhine crisis

At best, the government's narrative of the shocking violence in Rakhine has been put in serious jeopardy. At worst... On September 7, one of the key planks of the government’s narrative on Rakhine State was...

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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...