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More than 300,000 people, most belonging to Burma's Rohingya ethnic group, have fled their country for neighboring Bangladesh

‘Textbook example of ethnic cleansing’: 370,000 Rohingyas flood Bangladesh as crisis worsens

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The number of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military crackdown in Burma has now topped 370,000, a crisis the United Nations human...
Unidentified men carry knives and slingshots as they walk past a burning house in Gawdu Tharya village near Maungdaw in Rakhine state in northern Myanmar on September 7.(AFP Photo)

Arakan army. Are you kidding? (HAKKI ÖCAL)

The western media has to find a reason for everything so that their "normal" remains normal. If a government army is massacring a group...
Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in Myanmar wait along the border for permission to move further toward refugee camps near Palong Khali, Bangladesh, Thursday, Nov. 2.

Gazette editorial: Tragedy in Myanmar

  In the Southeast Asia country of Myanmar (formerly Burma) the Buddhist majority systematically murders a Muslim minority called Rohingya. Military units cold-bloodedly massacre Muslim...
The NLD government’s appointment of the commission is not the first of its kind. In February 2014, President Thein Sein

Can Kofi Annan’s Commission Solve the Rohingya Conundrum?

In an attempt to find a sustainable solution to the complicated issues between Muslims and Buddhists in Rakhine state, former UN Secretary General Kofi...

Asia’s worst refugee crisis in recent years could happen again

(CNN)A year after one of southeast Asia's worst refugee crises, things seem to have improved. But below the surface, the situation remains bleak. In May...
Myanmar's Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 21, 2016.

Aung San Suu Kyi was always against the Rohingya, but the world simply ignored...

Aung San Suu Kyi has finally spoken, and left the world disappointed. The Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar’s Rakhine State have been subject to what the...

US defies Myanmar government request to stop using term Rohingya

Ambassador Scot Marciel says Washington will continue to call persecuted Muslim minority by name objected to by Aung San Suu Kyi’s administration US ambassador Scot...
The Myanmar government has engaged in at least four of the five genocidal acts outlined in the Genocide Convention against the Rohingya, writes Starr Kinseth

What’s happening in Myanmar is genocide

On the night of August 25, an attack on Myanmar security forces by a handful of Rohingya militants in Northern Rakhine State prompted a...
the situation of its neglected Rohingya minority has gained greater attention both inside and outside the country : Photo: REUTERS

Roadblocks in the Rohingya crisis

Since Myanmar’s gradual opening up after 2011, the situation of its neglected Rohingya minority has gained greater attention both inside and outside the country....
From left; Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Hong Lian, Chinese Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw and Lt. General Kyaw Swe, Minister of Home Affairs, pose during their meeting at the President House, Tuesday, Sept 27, 2016, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo

Exclusive: Asian Diplomat On Chinese Role In Myanmar’s Rohingya Tragedy

Over the past few months, evidence has mounted of Myanmar military attacks against the Muslim minority Rohingya community, to include rapes and murders. This...
The Forgotten Dark Side

The Forgotten Dark Side

By Ruthly Cadestin Removed, distraught, beaten, and burden are words to describe a population that have be stripped of their identity and right to self-...
The Story We’re All Missing in Myanmar

The Story We’re All Missing in Myanmar

WASHINGTON—As I read the stories about the Burman military’s horrific campaign against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, I can’t help but think of...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

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...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...