Myanmar's permanent foreign secretary, Myint Thu, speaks during a meeting with representatives of Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, July 28, 2019.

Bangladesh Gives Myanmar 25,000 Rohingya Names for Potential Repatriation

Bangladesh on Monday handed Myanmar a fresh list of 25,000 Rohingya for potential repatriation, after a high-level delegation from Naypyidaw visited Rohingya refugee camps and explained that full citizenship for the stateless minority was...
Members of the Myanmar delegation team arrive at the airport in Cox's Bazar, southern Bangladesh, July 27, 2019, ahead of meetings with Rohingya leaders to inform them of measures they have taken for their return to Rakhine state.

Myanmar Delegation Holds Repatriation Talks With Rohingya in Bangladesh

KUTUPALONG, BANGLADESH — A top-level Myanmar government delegation began repatriation talks with Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp on Saturday, an official said, with many of the Muslim minority fearing for their safety...
A Bangladeshi security official blocks Rohingya refugees from demonstrating against the visit of Myanmar Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye to the Kutupalong camp, April 11, 2018.

Myanmar, ASEAN teams to meet Rohingya camps over repatriation

A Myanmar delegation and a five-member ASEAN emergency response team would meet Rohingyas at their camps in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday and would discuss the way forward of their repatriation process. Bangladeshi officials in Cox’s...
A Rohingya child walks down from a hill at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh on July 24. An Australian think tank has stated that conditions are not in place to support a safe, dignified and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees to Rakhine State. (Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP)

Myanmar ‘ill-prepared’ to repatriate thousands of Rohingya

Myanmar has made minimal preparations for the return of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled Rakhine State and have taken refuge in Bangladesh, according to a new study by an Australian think-tank. The Australian Strategic...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on Myanmar's military Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military...
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi during a joint news conference with Czech Prime Minister Babis after their meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, 03 June 2019. Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is on an official two-day visit to the Czech Republic. She is expected to make a speech during the Czech-Myanmar business forum on 04 June in Prague. EPA/MARTIN DIVISEK

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi to attend ASEAN summit in Bangkok

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi plans to travel to Bangkok to attend this weekend's summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at which the Rohingya refugee crisis is expected to be a...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar ended on Friday in Naypyidaw without any breakthrough in regard...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they have released 126 innocent civilians out of 275 villagers from...
Myanmar army pauses operations in north in rare conciliatory action Myanmar military troops and tanks move in formation along the shore during the second day of 'Sin Phyu Shin' joint military exercises in Ayeyarwaddy delta region, on February 3, 2018 AFP

Rakhine rebels: ‘No peace by prayer’ in battle with Myanmar army

The increasingly bloody battle in western Rakhine state is between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army (AA), which claims to be fighting for more autonomy for ethnic Rakhine Buddhists Rakhine rebels locked in a...
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...

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‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
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Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...