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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...
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...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
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...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...