US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abdul Momen (L) as he arrives for meetings at the State Department in Washington, DC on Monday. AFP photo
Dhaka, Apr 10 (UNI) Bangladesh has sought US support to create a safe zone for Rohingyas in Rakhine district, monitored by international human rights groups, with credible international pressure on Myanmar for their safe return. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Monday and...
The western state was at the epicentre of a brutal crackdown by Myanmar's security forces in 2017 [File: Min Kyi Thein/AP]
The UN human rights office says it fears dozens of Rohingya civilians have been killed in a military helicopter attack in Myanmar's Rakhine state. The UN human rights office says it fears dozens of Rohingya civilians have been killed in a military helicopter attack in Myanmar's Rakhine state last week,...
FILE - Noor Islam, from Taung Bazar village in Buthidaung township, poses for a picture with a satellite image of his burnt village in Myanmar, at the Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 15, 2018.
VOA's Ira Mellman contributed to this report. The U.N. human rights office says it fears dozens of Rohingya Muslims were killed in a military helicopter attack last week, far higher than the initial death toll of seven. Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani, of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in...
Dozens of Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh have boarded boats in recent months to try to reach Malaysia, which had seen a decline in arrivals after a 2015 crackdown on trafficking
KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities on Monday were on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country's north. Scores of Rohingya Muslims have boarded boats in recent months to try to...
Threat looming on Kaladan project, emergency like situation at Indo-Myanmar border
Despite the joint operation by India and the Myanmar Army in March against the insurgent group, Arakan Army, the danger on the Kalanan transit project is not over yet. Despite the joint operation by India and the Myanmar Army in March against the insurgent group, Arakan Army, the danger on...
Members of the Rakhine State Police Force in Sittwe. / Min Aung Khine / The Irrawaddy
YANGON — A police lieutenant in northern Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw Township was shot to death on Tuesday by a junior officer who also wounded a sergeant. A constable at the Kyauktaw police station said the shooting occurred inside the compound of the Kan Sauk police regiment, which sits in a...
Myanmar-Bangladesh border fence development work attacked by ethnic armed group
NAY PYI TAW, March 10 (Xinhua) — Myanmar-Bangladesh border fence construction work in Buthidaung township, Myanmar’s Rakhine state and Myanmar security forces stationed there have been attacked by ethnic armed group, the Arakan Army (AA), according to the Office of the Commander-in Chief of the Defense Services of Myanmar...
Malaysia's government has set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe the Wang Kelian deaths [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]
A new report says human traffickers tortured Rohingya and others before burying them in mass graves. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Almost four years after the grisly discovery in Malaysia of 139 graves of Rohingya and Bangladeshis believed to be victims of human trafficking, authorities in the country have not prosecuted...
Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,
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Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples
Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom and a popular tourist site, local residents said Monday. Rakhine state in Myanmar's west is riven with ethnic and religious divisions. It came under the global spotlight...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead next month with plans to relocate 23,000 refugees to an uninhabited island prone to cyclones, a United Nations human rights envoy has warned. Yanghee Lee,...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award
This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph at her office in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP Sharifah Shakirah, who helps improve the lives of Rohingya women in Malaysia, has been nominated as Malaysia's candidate...

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