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...

Investing in Myanmar – not when but how

DECADES of stunted development under military rule gave way to Asia’s newest democracy after victory by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in 2015. This, along with the lifting of country-based...

Lost Idol: New Wave of Myanmar Youth Activists Look Beyond Suu Kyi

YANGON — Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics. The...

Suu Kyi stripped of S Korea foundation award for Rohingya ‘indifference’

One of South Korean largest human rights groups will strip Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its 2004 prize because of her "indifference" to the atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim...

Myanmar commission calls for evidence of Rohingya abuse

But many Rohingya and members of the international community view the internal probe as a sham Myanmar commission calls for evidence of Rohingya abuse Myanmar police escort Rohingya Muslims back to their camp in...
The surge in those attempting to escape by boat is an indicator that the situation in Rahkine remains desperate Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

‘We can’t go anywhere’: Myanmar closes Rohingya camps but ‘entrenches segregation’

YANGON (Reuters) - As the world was focused on abortive efforts to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar last month, hundreds of their fellow Muslims still in Myanmar...

Myanmar Keeps Media Away From Rakhine Conflict Zone

Rohingya refugees gather near the fence in the "no man's land" zone between Myanmar and Bangladesh border as seen from Maungdaw, Rakhine state during a government-organized visit for journalists, Aug 24, 2018. Rohingya refugees...

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Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...
Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Nearly two years after the start of the massive Rohingya influx, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association with the Policy Research Institute of...
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...
A Myanmar delegation held repatriation talks during the weekend with Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar region.

Rohingya want recognition, citizenship, security before returning to Myanmar

  Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group with citizenship in their home country, leaders...