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...
Outcry over custodial deaths in Rakhine

Outcry over custodial deaths in Rakhine

An unexploded rocket in Mrauk U township, Rakhine state, where the Arakan Army is fighting for greater autonomy AFP Clashes between the rebels and the military escalated in January after the insurgents attacked police posts The...
Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are working in fire control. However, there is no immediate information...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft amendments to the 2008 Constitution. The aim of the proposal is...
Myanmar: Full Scale Civil War In Rakhine State – Analysis

Autonomy must come before peace, Arakan Army leader says

The Arakan Army is giving more weight to its struggle for self-determination rather than achieving peace in strife-torn Rakhine State, a senior leader of the group said. Major General Tun Myat Naing, chief of staff...

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Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...
Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Nearly two years after the start of the massive Rohingya influx, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association with the Policy Research Institute of...
People look at an unexploded rocket in Mrauk U Township in Rakhine State in March 2019. (AFP)

Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine State

  YANGON — A Plan International aid worker was shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State, the army said Tuesday, the first time an...
A Myanmar delegation held repatriation talks during the weekend with Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar region.

Rohingya want recognition, citizenship, security before returning to Myanmar

  Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group with citizenship in their home country, leaders...