Russia against foreign intervention in Myanmar

Russia against foreign intervention in Myanmar
Attempts at intervening in Myanmar’s internal affairs may have only one net effect - still deeper interreligious discord, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday, reports Russian news agency Tass. “It is essential to remember that the wish to intervene in the internal...

Rohingya Villagers Bear Witness to a Brutal Crackdown in Myanmar

Ahmed Mahmood looks at the spot in Myo Thu Gyi village, in Myanmar's Rakhine state, where he saw the Myanmar Border Guard Police executing three villagers, on March 19, 2017 Antolin Avezuela Aristu
On the morning of Oct. 10, Hussein Muhammad, an old Rohingya man who doesn’t know his age, was awoken at 6 a.m. by a noise outside his home. When he stepped outside, he saw that dozens of soldiers and members of Myanmar's Border Guard...

APEC/ASEAN: Prioritize Rohingya Crisis

Security officers gather before a ceremony for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, November 5, 2017. © 2017 Reuters
Address Deteriorating Rights Situations in Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia Security officers gather before a ceremony for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, November 5, 2017. (New York) – World leaders meeting for summits in Asia on November 10-14, 2017, should address Burma’s...

Suu Kyi calls for ‘space’ to address Myanmar’s Rohingya issue as Kerry visits

Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend a joint news conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 22 May 2016. Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi asked to be given "enough space" to address the plight of her country's Rohingya Muslim...

Children dying in Myanmar because of malnutrition: UN

Boys carry bamboo stalks at the Sin Tet Maw camp for internally displaced persons in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Photo: UNICEF
Bangkok: The United Nations children's agency UNICEF has revealed that as many as 150 children under five are dying each day in Myanmar, while 30 per cent suffer from moderate or severe malnutrition. In a shock report the agency says war, poverty and under-development in...

Rohingyas are genocide victims: Says human rights law group that helped US probe

Ten Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel in Inn Din village in Myanmar on September 1, 2017.
A human rights law group contracted by the State Department to interview refugees as part of an investigation into atrocities against Rohingyas in Myanmar has found that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that genocide was committed - even though the US government...

Around 22,000 Rohingya Have Fled Military Violence in Burma in the Past Week

Around 22,000 Rohingya Have Fled Military Violence in Burma
http://time.com/4629819/burma-rohingya-bangladesh-refugees/ About 22,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed the border into Bangladesh after fleeing unrest in Burma in the past seven days, bringing the total number of new arrivals to more than 65,000 since the Burmese army launched operations against the heavily persecuted minority in early...

Rohingya crisis: UN reports drop in arrivals in Bangladesh

More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August
UN agencies in Bangladesh say there has been a notable drop over the past two days in the number of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. But a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told the BBC it was "too soon to say...

Over half of Rohingya girls who fled violence became child brides — UN survey

Over half of Rohingya girls who fled violence became child brides — UN survey
KUALA LUMPUR (May 4)(Thomson Reuters Foundation): More than half of Rohingya Muslim girls who fled violence in western Myanmar ended up becoming child brides, according to a United Nations survey that also showed widespread domestic abuse. Since 2012, violence and communal clashes in Myanmar's Rakhine...

Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women

MINORITY. Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, who tried to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh to escape sectarian violence, are kept under watch by Bangladeshi security officials in Teknaf on December 25, 2016. AFP file photo Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have intercepted 34 boats carrying some 340 Rohingyas at border points near Cox's Bazar. / AFP PHOTO / STR
UN envoy Many of these atrocities 'could be crimes against humanity,' says UN envoy Pramila Patten DHAKA, Bangladesh – Myanmar soldiers "systematically targeted" Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which triggered an exodus to Bangladesh, a United Nations (UN) special...

Myanmar’s War on the Rohingya

Burnt houses could be seen in Rakhine when media visited last month (image from 14 October)
Myanmar has long persecuted the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, denying it basic rights to citizenship, to marry, to worship and to an education. After violence unleashed in 2012 by Buddhist extremists drove tens of thousands of Rohingya out of their homes, many risked their...

Myanmar cardinal says there is no “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya minority

A Rohingya internally displaced person sleeps inside a camp March 15 in Sittwe, Myanmar. (Credit:Soe Zeya Tun, Reuters via CNS.)
A Rohingya internally displaced person sleeps inside a camp March 15 in Sittwe, Myanmar. Rohingyas in Myanmar face “problems and conflicts,” but the situation is clearly not one of genocide, according to the country’s first cardinal. Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, told Crux there...

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