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Fading icon? Clash of views over Aung San Suu Kyi’s record — and future

Fading icon? Clash of views over Aung San Suu Kyi’s record — and future

Her fall from grace has been dramatic, but can she undo the damage? The programme Insight finds out from critics and supporters of Asia’s...
Residents hold bullet shells in a village in Rathedaung township, Rakhine State, after fighting between the Tatmadaw and Arakan Army in late January. (AFP)

Rakhine, the parlous state

Escalating fighting, bitter and growing ethnic tensions and mysterious killings are blighting Rakhine State, and the situation is unlikely to improve any time soon. By...
This picture taken on Jan 4, 2019 shows people displaced by violence between ethnic Rakhine rebels and Myanmar's army, arriving at a camp in Kyauktaw, Rakhine state. (Photo: AFP)

Commentary: Myanmar on the cusp of opening up to mediation on Rakhine crisis

ASEAN can play a constructive role as the country awakens to the reality that doing nothing can no longer be an option, says ISEAS-Yusof...
No land’s people

No land’s people

  Cooperation among governments and tolerance among citizens will help us find a solution to the refugee crisis A large number of people in the world...
Ethical cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Ethical cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

  Ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people has continued for last few years in northern Rakhine State of Myanmar. Atrocities including severe beating, burning alive, water...
No safe return for Rohingya refugees

No safe return for Rohingya refugees

This is the first of a series of three articles on the Rohingya crisis, with subsequent articles by Nicholas Farrelly and Andrew Selth to...
ASEAN non-interference policy hinders Rohingya justice

ASEAN non-interference policy hinders Rohingya justice

  In spite of the United Nations (UN) Fact Finding Commission’s indictment on 28 August 2018, recommending Myanmar’s military officials “be investigated and prosecuted” for...
Rohingya refugees wade while holding a child after crossing the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh in Whaikhyang on Oct. 9, 2017. Photographer: Fred Dufour/AFP via Getty Images

Asian Leaders Shy Away From Rohingya Crisis at Nepal Meeting

Leaders of India, Myanmar, Bangladesh and other Asian nations are gathering in Nepal today for a multilateral summit, but the most pressing regional issue...
What is happening in Myanmar is genocide. Call it by its name.

What is happening in Myanmar is genocide. Call it by its name.

By Editorial Board THE TRUMP administration, Congress and most other Western governments have gingerly responded to the assault by Myanmar’s army on the country’s Rohingya...
On August 25, 2017, the Myanmar military launched yet another campaign of violence against the Rohingya, writes Khin [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

The Rohingya’s dark anniversary must spur global action

  It is not enough to end the violence against the Rohingya. Far more must be done to ensure their safety in Myanmar. It was exactly...
Anayetullah is an 18-year-old Rohingya refugee with intellectual disabilities. Proper care is difficult to find in the refugee camp, and he is currently enrolled in preschool.

Help is scarce for Rohingya children with intellectual disabilities

  Anayetullah, 18, is a growing teenager. For lunch, he helps himself to three large plates of fried rice. But as he sits on a...
Temporary shelters cover a hill at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File Photo: Reuters

Rohingya Repatriation: UN insists on citizenship

The UN secretary-general's special envoy on Myanmar has said granting citizenship to the Rohingya and ensuring accountability for the perpetrators of violence against the...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...