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China’s top diplomat Wang Yi says Beijing will back Myanmar to resolve its problems

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi says Beijing will back Myanmar to resolve its problems

Foreign minister also calls for more strategic cooperation as the two countries come under mounting international pressure In talks with leader Aung San Suu Kyi, he urges country to push forward infrastructure projects under China-Myanmar...
Rohingya crisis: Dhaka accuses Naypyidaw of misleading int’l community with false info

Rohingya crisis: Dhaka accuses Naypyidaw of misleading int’l community with false info

File photo of Rohingya refugees walk towards a refugee camp after crossing the Myanmar-Bnagladesh border Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Myanmar should concentrate on fulfilling its obligations to take back its forcibly displaced people, says a...
A Muslim outfit in Myanmar is planning to ask the government to consider reopening of more than 100 mosques in the country.

Muslims seek reopening of 100 mosques in Myanmar

A Muslim outfit in Myanmar is planning to ask the government to consider reopening of more than 100 mosques in the country. As per reports, the outfit which is seeking reopening of destroyed or closed...
Min Aung Hlaing, accused of war crimes against Rohingya Muslims, has evidently had a change of heart

Myanmar military chief seeks Muslim redemption

Myanmar’s internationally reviled military chief, widely accused of commanding “crimes against humanity” and “war crimes” against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority, has evidently now discovered religious tolerance. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the...
Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Rohingya homes destroyed for govt facilities

Hla Poe Kaung transit camp was built to house 25,000 returnees - but sprung up on the site of two demolished Rohingya villages Entire Muslim Rohingya villages in Myanmar have been demolished and replaced by...
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 NGO employee has been swept up in violence plaguing the...
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...

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Aung San Suu Kyi party official killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine

The National League for Democracy's (NLD) Ye Thein had been held for weeks by the Arakan Army. Rebels in Myanmar's Rakhine region said Thein died...
Let's end the Rohingya crisis now, says Dr Mahathir

Cambodia can play strategic role in resolving Rohingya crisis

Raquel R Bacay / Khmer Times  Share:     Children collect water at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp. Bayazid Akter | Dreamstime.com Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi Foreign Affairs Minister AK Abdul...
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing of the genocide case against the Rohingya minority at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on December 11, 2019 [Reuters/Yves Herman]

Myanmar: Defending genocide at the ICJ

On December 9, the world marked the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention: a covenant signed in the wake of...
Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

Truth sometimes is stranger than fiction

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Defending military from charge of genocide wins her power at home

Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ vs ‘Bengali’ Hate Speech Debate

A new campaign seeks to single out local media outlets that refer to the Rohingya ethnic group as “Bengalis.” By Shafiur Rahman December 21, 2019 Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’...