Daily Archives: April 14, 2018

António Guterres, right, Secretary-General of the United Nations, speaks during a Security Council meeting, Friday, April 13, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (Julie Jacobson/Associated Press)

Myanmar military put on UN blacklist for sexual violence

UNITED NATIONS — A new U.N. report puts Myanmar’s armed forces on a U.N. blacklist of government and rebel groups “credibly suspected” of carrying out rapes and other acts of sexual violence in conflict...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi before the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Manila, Philippines on Nov 13, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

Philippine President Duterte apologises to Myanmar’s Suu Kyi over Rohingya ‘genocide’ remark

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi before the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Manila, Philippines on Nov 13, 2017. MANILA (REUTERS)...
Myanmar official: Rohingya likely allowed to apply for citizenship

Myanmar official: Rohingya likely allowed to apply for citizenship

Myanmar is likely to allow Rohingya Muslims to apply for citizenship, subject to verification, once they return, a senior Myanmar official said on Thursday, after hundreds of thousands from the ethnic minority group fled...
Myanmar says 'seriously concerned' over war crimes prosecutor move on Rohingya jurisdiction

Myanmar says ‘seriously concerned’ over war crimes prosecutor move on Rohingya jurisdiction

    YANGON (Reuters) - The government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi expressed “serious concern” on Friday over a move by the International Criminal Court prosecutor seeking jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya Muslims...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...