Volunteers count votes at a polling station during Burma’s general election in central Rangoon on 8 November 2015. (Photo: Reuters)

UEC approves re-registry of Arakan League for Democracy

Burma’s Union Election Commission has allowed the registration of the Arakan League for Democracy (ALD), re-establishing a political party that was a formidable competitor in national polls 27 years ago but may further fracture...
curfews in violence-wracked Rakhine

Myanmar ramps up troops, curfews in violence-wracked Rakhine

The government blames the killings on the insurgent Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, which claimed the raids on police posts last October.   Yangon: Myanmar is imposing new curfews and deploying fresh troops to Rakhine state, the...
Rohingya crisis: Doctor Without Borders urges Myanmar to grant global aid agencies access to Rakhine statevideo

‘Traitor’: Rohingya refugees react to Suu Kyi’s speech

On Bangladesh-Myanmar border, refugees respond with anger and skepticism to leader's first speech on Rohingya crisis. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Breaking her silence on the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state that has sent hundreds of...
Demonstrators gather to show their support for the military on October 29, 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar. The military has been accused by the international community of causing the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims. - Lauren DeCicca,Getty Images

Misinformation spread on Facebook contributing to Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Ultranationalist monk banned from public preaching took to social media platform to promote false information about minority group Demonstrators gather to show their support for the military on October 29, 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar. The...
Myanmar's Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Win Myat Aye talks to journalists during a press conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Myanmar officials say they are ready to begin a gradual repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, despite a delay announced by Bangladesh authorities. Under an agreement between the two countries, a gradual repatriation was to begin Tuesday. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Skepticism, worry amid preparation for Rohingya repatriation

Myanmar says it's ready for a gradual repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees chased out by the Buddhist-majority country's military. Bangladesh says it's preparing for the transfer, but it might need more time. And the refugees...

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar to try Reuters journalists who reported on massacre

1O July 2018 Two Reuters journalists accused of illegally obtaining information while covering the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar will face trial. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, have been charged with breaching the colonial-era...

Myanmar rights commission urges quick repatriation of Rohingyas

Rohingyas from Myanmar wait to be let through by Bangladeshi border guards after crossing the border at Palongkhali of Cox's Bazar on Monday, on October 16, 2017. File Photo: Reuters Star Online Report The Myanmar...
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 government ministers meet Buddhist monk leaders to discuss the security situation in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state in the state capital Sittwe, Aug. 14, 2017.

Myanmar Government Ministers Meet With Monks to Discuss Security in Northern Rakhine

Myanmar government ministers met Buddhist monk leaders on Monday to discuss the deteriorating security situation in volatile Rakhine state and efforts to ensure the safety of the ethnic Rakhine people who live there. During a...
The extremist Buddhist organisation, known as Ma Ba Tha in Myanmar, has played a prominent anti-Muslim role in the country over past years

Extremist Myanmar monk Wirathu backs Dhammakaya Temple

MYANMAR’S EXTREMIST Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu led a rally in Mandalay on Thursday to support the Dhammakaya Temple, which is at loggerheads with Thai authorities over the ongoing hunt for former abbot Phra Dhammachayo. His...
U Nanda Thara, left, and Khine Ni Min were arrested on 10 April 2017.

Organisers of ‘Arakan Army Cup’ arrested for unlawful association

The abbot of a local monastery and another man were arrested in Arakan State’s Mrauk Oo Township on Monday after they organised a football match dubbed the “Arakan Army Cup.” U Nanda Thara, the monk,...
Image caption Police fired warning shots to disperse the crowds in the Yangon neighbourhood

Myanmar police arrest nationalists after Muslim scuffle

Police in Myanmar have issued arrest warrants for seven Buddhist nationalists for inciting violence after a scuffle with local Muslims. Dozens had stormed into Mingalar Taung Nyunt township in Yangon looking for what they said...

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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...