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A Rohingya child walks down from a hill at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on July 24, 2019. — AFP pic

Security tightened as Myanmar delegation visits Rohingya camps

DHAKA, July 25 — Security at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh will be tightened during the visit of a high-level Myanmar delegation this weekend for repatriation talks, officials said today. Some 740,000 Rohingya fled a...
India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine

India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Activists say that development projects in Rakhine will have little impact unless human rights issues are addressed India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it built in Myanmar's Rakhine state as part of a broader...
Amidst Controversy Over Rohingya Refugees, India to Hand Over Houses for the Displaced in Rakhine State

Amidst Controversy Over Rohingya Refugees, India to Hand Over Houses for the Displaced in...

India has put together 250 pre-fabricated houses in three villages in the Northern Rakhine region of which 148 units are in the Shwe Zar village, 60 in the Kyein Chaung village and 42 in...
ICRC relief trucks park on a roadside in northern Rakhine. / Yae Zar Ni / Facebook

Red Cross Aid Convoy Hit by Roadside Blast in N. Rakhine

YANGON—A truck in an aid convoy dispatched by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was struck by a roadside bomb while traveling through a contested area in northern Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw Township...
Myo Hein Swe, a Myanmar laborer arrested by the Myanmar military on terrorism charges for allegedly having ties to the Arakan Army, enters Kyauktaw Township Court in western Myanmar's Rakhine state, June 25, 2019.

Men Detained by Myanmar Army Show Signs of Abuse While in Custody in Rakhine...

Nine civilians detained by the Myanmar military on suspicion of attacking an army column appeared on Tuesday in court in war-ridden Rakhine state’s Mrauk-U township, with two of them accusing soldiers of torture and...
3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

YANGON, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Three soldiers have been killed with another injured in rocket attacks by an insurgent group on an anchored tugboat of the Myanmar army in Sittway, Rakhine state, according to...
Buddhists in Myanmar's Rakhine state hit back at Rohingya help. Photo: AFP

Myanmar’s Hardline Monks Rail Against Rohingya and Suu Kyi

Ultra-nationalist monks in Myanmar accepted a cash donation from the military on Monday while condemning Aung San Suu Kyi and her government for allowing Rohingya Muslims to enter the country “illegally.” Hundreds of monks swathed...
President Abdul Hamid has called for international cooperation to facilitate the repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya taking refuge in Bangladesh, warning that the crisis could destabilise the region if left unresolved.

Rohingya crisis could destabilise the region, warns President Hamid

President Abdul Hamid has called for international cooperation to facilitate the repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya taking refuge in Bangladesh, warning that the crisis could destabilise the region if left unresolved. The head of...
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 imprisoned in Myanmar for their reporting of the ethnic cleansing...
Bangladesh-Myanmar talks Friday amid ‘zero progress’ on Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh-Myanmar talks Friday amid ‘zero progress’ on Rohingya repatriation

Rohingya people enter Bangladesh territory through Teknaf bordering area. UNB file photoBangladesh and Myanmar are going to sit in Naypyidaw on Friday to discuss the Rohingya repatriation issue as the current crisis steps into...
Rohingya camps to go under fortified nighttime surveillance

Rohingya camps to go under fortified nighttime surveillance

The government is set to strengthen surveillance on Rohingya camps from security perspectives at night amid allegations of activities of armed groups inside camps along the borders with Myanmar. The allegations of activities of armed...
Some of the villagers displaced by the fighting. Nyan Lynn Aung/The Myanmar Times

Arakan Army’s allies threaten to join fight against Tatmadaw

Two armed ethnic groups allied to the Arakan Army (AA) have threatened to join the fight against the Tatmadaw (military) if the fighting escalates, according to a statement by the groups. The Myanmar National Democratic...

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Aung San Suu Kyi party official killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine

The National League for Democracy's (NLD) Ye Thein had been held for weeks by the Arakan Army. Rebels in Myanmar's Rakhine region said Thein died...
Let's end the Rohingya crisis now, says Dr Mahathir

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Raquel R Bacay / Khmer Times  Share:     Children collect water at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp. Bayazid Akter | Dreamstime.com Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi Foreign Affairs Minister AK Abdul...
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing of the genocide case against the Rohingya minority at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on December 11, 2019 [Reuters/Yves Herman]

Myanmar: Defending genocide at the ICJ

On December 9, the world marked the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention: a covenant signed in the wake of...
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Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

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Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ vs ‘Bengali’ Hate Speech Debate

A new campaign seeks to single out local media outlets that refer to the Rohingya ethnic group as “Bengalis.” By Shafiur Rahman December 21, 2019 Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’...