Jailed Myanmar Reuters reporters file appeal against sentence linked to Rohingya crisis expose

YANGON (AFP) - Lawyers for two Myanmar Reuters journalists filed an appeal on Monday (Nov 5) against their seven-year jail sentence linked to their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, the news agency said. Wa Lone,...

‘Genocide gems’: Highly-sought Burmese rubies and sapphires may be enriching Myanmar’s military

United Nations investigators are calling for the prosecution of top Myanmar military leaders for genocide and crimes against humanity. - A A + Jewellers have made it easy to buy a diamond while keeping...

Myanmar By-Election Rare Local Test For Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi's her tenure has been marred by a failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims driven out of the country by the army and stumbling peace talks with insurgent groups in...

UN: Myanmar Is Not Safe for Rohingyas to Return

The United Nations refugee agency has condemned an agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar about minority Rohingyas. Under the agreement, Bangladesh would return thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Rakhine state in Myanmar. The ethnic group began...

Myanmar officials try to convince Rohingya to return, accept ID cards

DHAKA/YANGON: Myanmar officials visited camps for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh on Wednesday (Oct 31) in an effort to kickstart a process to repatriate hundreds of thousands who fled an army crackdown last year. More...

2,000 Rohingyas from Bangladesh to arrive in November: MyanmarWorld

Bangladesh and Myanmar officials announced on Tuesday that some of the 720,000 Muslim Rohingya who fled a deadly military clampdown in the Buddhist-majority country last year would start returning next month. Rohingya Refugees Bangladesh Myanmar...

Bulldozing the past: Myanmar erasing evidence on Rohingya

This undated photo, provided on the website of The Guardian, shows construction equipment on the outskirts of Inn Din Village in Rakhine State, Myanmar, where signs of Rohingya villages have been burned or plowed...

Rohingya Repatriation: Dhaka, Naypyidaw to hold talks today

Temporary shelters cover a hill at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File Photo: Reuters Unb, Dhaka Bangladesh and Myanmar will hold their third Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting on the repatriation of Rohingyas today. The...

‘No one wants the terrorists back’: signs of Rohingya erased in Rakhine state’

In Myanmar, the government is destroying Rohingya villages and the physical evidence of the killings that took place there Construction equipment on the outskirts of Inn Din village in Rakhine state, Myanmar, where signs...
JWG meeting on Rohingya repatriation Tuesday

JWG meeting on Rohingya repatriation Tuesday

    Bangladesh and Myanmar are expected to sit for a meeting on Tuesday over repatriating the first batch of Rohingya refugees. According to officials, the two countries to discuss the Rohingya repatriation issues as there is...

Government building 1,500 housing units for Rohingya refugees, but only 177 are back

About 500 units have already been completed, 773 are under construction and 250 are awaiting financial coverage. The Indian government will finance 250. Repatriation, which should have started in January 2018, has raised concerns...

Australia sanctions five officers in Myanmar military over atrocities against Rohingya

Australia announced it would freeze the assets of officers including a lieutenant general who commanded a special operations group Around 700,000 Rohingya have been driven from their homes in Rakhine state, in southwest Myanmar, since...

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Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
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...