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EU parliament urges Myanmar to protect Rohingya minority

The European Parliament on Thursday urged Myanmar to end what it termed "brutal repression" and "systematic persecution" against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi insisted in May her new government was determined to address deep hatreds in western Rakhine State,...

Myanmar’s Rohingya may be victims of ‘crimes against humanity’: UN

Geneva (AFP) - Widespread and ongoing violations against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, including denial of citizenship, forced labour and sexual violence, could amount to crimes against humanity, the United Nations warned Monday. In a report on the human rights situation for minorities in Myanmar, the...

Genocide in Burma

by Joshua Kurlantzick MAGAZINE Of all the ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in the world, wrote the Economist last year, the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group, may well be the most persecuted people on the planet. Today nearly two million Rohingya live in western Myanmar...

The Rohingya Issue in Myanmar

1. The Current Situation: The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority group living in the northwest part of Rakhine State in Burma (Myanmar). Rakhine State is situated on the western coast of Burma, and its northwestern part shares a border with neighboring Bangladesh across the...

After real-life drama, Rohingya refugees find solace on stage

Rohingya refugee actors from the Rohingya Women Theatre gesture during a performance in Kuala Lumpur in September. Thomson Reuters Foundation
Rohingya refugee actors from the Rohingya Women Theatre gesture during a performance in Kuala Lumpur in September. Thomson Reuters Foundation A group of Rohingya refugee women are telling their stories through theatre performances. Through their plays they act out issues they face, such as police...

Rohingya refugees resettled in Philadelphia find freedom that was worth the journey

Sisters Faridah, and Noor Fauziah Rashid fled Malaysia as refugees and resettled in Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)
  When Noor Fauziah Rashid first came to the United States, she found some things downright baffling. Like her Walmart coworkers, asking her if she’d gotten a customer’s phone number. “They said: ‘Did you take the digit? I said: ‘What digit?!’ ” she recalled, giggling at the...

Aung San Suu Kyi aide: Rohingya are not our priority

No hope of the persecuted Muslim minority as National League for Democracy party spokesman says they are Bangladesh's problem Yasmin, a Rohingya Muslim, pictured with two of her children Yasmin, a Rohingya Muslim, pictured with two of her children Photo: Philip Sherwell By Jennifer Rigby, Rangoon6:02PM GMT...

Restless Myanmar state sees mass anti-Muslim protests

ROHINGYA. Protestors rally against the Aung San Suu Kyi government's order to refer to the Rohingya as "Muslim communities in Rakhine". Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP ROHINGYA. Protestors rally against the Aung San Suu Kyi government's order to refer to the Rohingya as "Muslim communities in...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...