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  • Myanmar presidential office spokesman Zaw Htay says 176 of 471 ethnic Rohingya villages in three townships are now completely empty and at least 34 others are partially abandoned.

    176 ethnic Rohingya villages now empty: Myanmar

    Myanmar presidential office spokesman Zaw Htay says 176 of 471 ethnic Rohingya villages in three townships are now completely empty and at least 34 others are partially abandoned since the crisis erupted on August 25, 2017, when an insurgent Rohingya group attacked police outposts in Rakhine and Myanmar’s military responded with “clearance operations” against the rebels.

  • After insurgents' truce, Myanmar says 'we don't negotiate with terrorists'

    Myanmar rebuffs a ceasefire declared by Muslim Rohingya insurgents to enable the delivery of aid to thousands of displaced people in the violence-racked state of Rakhine, declaring simply that it does not negotiate with terrorists.

  • Rohingyas relive village massacre in Myanmar

    Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh relive the horrors of the violence by Myanmar's army as they fled from their village in Rakhine state.

  • Force Myanmar to stop atrocities on Rohingyas, BNP to world leaders

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir calls upon the world leaders to be vocal and united in a bid to force Myanmar to stop the deliberate atrocities carried out on Rohingya people.

  • The Myanmar Cauldron: Birth of Arsa

    The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army or Arsa, an armed group that emerged in Rakhine state in 2013, has no sizable weaponry to sustain the struggle. But that is how things remain in the beginning – small but potent.

  • Stranded in no man’s land

    Several thousand Rohingyas from Myanmar, mostly women, children and elderly people, are waiting in no man's land along the Naikhyangchhari border to enter Bangladesh territory.

  • Rohingya men answer call to arms against Myanmar's forces

    Heavily pregnant and confined to a squalid Bangladeshi refugee camp, Ayesha Begum does not regret that her husband will miss the imminent birth of their sixth child as he fights alongside Rohingya militants in Myanmar.

  • Rohingya insurgency declares ‘open war’ in Myanmar

    The sudden attacks by Rohingya insurgents on police and army posts in Myanmar’s Rakhine State is a defensive move aimed at pre-empting an escalating security force crackdown on both the rebels’ military wing and Rohingya civilian communities, spokesperson of the rebel group tells Asia Times.

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