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.

UN Fears Dozens of Rohingya Killed in Myanmar Attack

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...
Threat looming on Kaladan project, emergency like situation at Indo-Myanmar border

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...
Members of the Rakhine State Police Force in Sittwe. / Min Aung Khine / The Irrawaddy

Police Lieutenant Shot Dead by Junior Officer in Northern Rakhine

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...
Myanmar-Bangladesh border fence development work attacked by ethnic armed group

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...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

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...

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 Rakhine fighters after they attacked police posts on 04 January....

US Imposes Sanctions on Myanmar Military Over Rohingya Crackdown

Members of the Myanmar military take part in an exercise in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta region in Myanmar in this February 2018 file photo. (Reuters Photo/Lynn Bo Bo) By : Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom |...

Myanmar delays UN refugee chief’s visit

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi was due to visit Myanmar last week, but the authorities scrapped the trip to Rakhine.PHOTO: AFP PUBLISHEDJAN 15, 2019, 1:13 PM SGT FACEBOOKTWITTEREMAIL UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) -...

Myanmar building structure near Rohingya makeshifts

A Myanmar border guard police officer stands guard in Tin May village, Buthidaung township, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar July 14, 2017.Myanmar has been constructing a concrete structure in the no-man’s land on its border...
Will Myanmar Release Journalists Who Covered Extrajudicial Killing of Rohingya Muslims?

Myanmar court rejects appeal by Reuters journalists jailed over Rohingya investigation

YANGON (REUTERS, AFP) - A Myanmar court on Friday (Jan 11) rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act. Wa Lone, 32,...

No-Man’s Land: Myanmar building concrete structure

A structure being built by Myanmar in the no-man's land in Bandarban's Ghumdhum area violating international law. Photo: Collected Mohammad Al-Masum Molla In a flagrant violation of international law, Myanmar has been building a concrete structure...

Rakhine rehab efforts in peril amid more fighting

Ethnic Rakhine people, who fled from an area of conflict, at a temporary camp in Kyauk Taw township, northern Rakhine state, last Thursday. In recent months, the Arakan Army has ramped up attacks...

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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...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar Oct 27, 2016. REUTERS

Myanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state

d telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid heightening tensions in the region,...
Last year Mahathir Mohamad castigated Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for defending the military's crackdown on the Rohingya. (Photo: AFP/Mohd RASFAN) Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/mahathir-asean-rohingya-malaysia-11650358

PM Mahathir vows ahead of ASEAN meet to help Rohingya bound for Malaysia

BANGKOK: Malaysia's prime minister on Friday (Jun 21) vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders...
More than a million Rohingyas in the squalid refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar are living a life full of misery and hardship. (AN Photo)

Life at a Rohingya camp: An Arab News report

Rohingya youth also faced with extremely limited educational and employment prospects DHAKA, Bangladesh: It was in the evening of June 18 in Dhaka that I...
Rohingya refugees rest in a police station in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, after they were prevented from going on a sea voyage to Malaysia, May 15, 2019.

US Report: Bangladesh Ignoring Sex Trafficking of Rohingya

Bangladeshi criminal groups take Rohingya women from refugee camps at night, exploit them in sex trafficking and return them during the day, the United...