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    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's defence of jailing of Reuters journalists has prompted a sharp rebuke from the United States.

  • Rohingya crisis issue

    Could've been handled better

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said that, with hindsight, her government could have better handled the situation in Rakhine state that led to the forced displacement of more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims.

  • Rohingya refugee women arrange a cradle for child

    Rohingya Refugees: Women face risk of abuse, health issues

    Rohingya women living in Bangladesh are developing health problems, missing out on aid and are at the greater risk of abuse due to unsafe and unsuitable facilities in many parts of the refugee camps, Oxfam has warned.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Take steps against Myanmar

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the international community to come up with specific effective steps to force Myanmar to take back their over one million forcibly displaced nationals living in Bangladesh as per the agreements signed between the two countries.

  • Rohingya crisis

    Progress in key areas a must

    The United Nations says a substantial progress remains urgently needed in three key areas including addressing the root causes of the Rohingya crisis and a clear pathway to citizenship for Rohingyas who are eligible.

  • Myanmar ‘rejects’ ICC decision over Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar “resolutely” rejects a ruling by the International Criminal Court (ICC) empowering the tribunal to probe alleged crimes against the Rohingya even though the Southeast Asian nation is not a member of it.

  • Rohingya repatriation

    US to press Myanmar for safe Rohingya repatriation

    The United States says it will continue to press Myanmar to create the conditions necessary to allow safe, voluntary and dignified return of Rohingyas to their homes in Myanmar from Bangladesh.

  • US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat

    Bernicat discusses UNGA, Rohingya issues with foreign secy

    Outgoing US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat holds a meeting with Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque where they discussed political and Rohingya issues with special focus on the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

  • Myanmar verdict a 'major step backward': Reuters

    Myanmar's verdict today jailing two Reuters reporters for seven years on charges of breaching an official secrets act is a major step backward in the southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy, the agency's Editor in Chief Stephen J Adler said.

  • Suu Kyi should have resigned

    Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned as Myanmar's de facto leader over last year's brutal army campaign against the Rohingyas, the outgoing UN human rights chief has told the BBC.

  • Myanmar aid restrictions 'could be war crime'

    Government restrictions on lifesaving aid for displaced people in northern Myanmar could constitute a war crime, advocacy group Fortify Rights says, as pressure grows for accountability for rights abuses in the country.

  • United Nations report on Rohingyas

    Australia welcomes UN report on Rohingyas

    Welcoming the UN fact-finding mission report on Myanmar, Australia renewes its call for justice for those Rohingyas who have suffered saying that the perpetrators must be held to account.

  • UN Panel Recommendations: Guterres asks all to take heed

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all UN bodies and the global community to seriously consider the recommendations of the fact-finding mission that accused the Myanmar military of carrying out “gravest crimes” against the Rohingyas under the international law.

  • Human rights violations in Myanmar's Rakhine State

    'There must not be impunity for human rights violations in Rakhine'

    British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field says the gravity of the UN report on human rights violations in Myanmar warrants the attention of both the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Security Council.

  • Rights Abuses: Facebook bans Myanmar army chief, top brass

    Facebook yesterday banned Myanmar's army chief and other top military brass after a UN investigation recommended they face prosecution for genocide for a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

  • UN, int’l community must ensure safe Rohingya repatriation: Report

    The United Nations (UN) and international community must ensure that the repatriation of displaced Rohingyas only occurs when it is safe, voluntary and dignified, with explicit human rights protections in place, including citizenship, an independent fact-finding mission recommends.

  • human rights violations in Myanmar

    Take action on human rights violations in Rakhine: Australia

    Australia has urged Myanmar to take action on human rights violations and welcomed the establishment of Myanmar's Commission of Enquiry, which needs to be provided with authority to respond comprehensively to abuses.

  • Violence against Rohingya refugees

    'Rohingyas to be at risk if funding not urgently secured'

    The lives of Rohingyas "will once again be at risk" if funding is not urgently secured, say UN officials.

  • Militant group claims 'legitimate right' to defend Rohingya

    Rohingya militants whose deadly attacks last year spurred the ruthless Myanmar army crackdown that drove 700,000 of the minority into Bangladesh says it acted to "defend" the Muslim group from persecution.

  • Genocide of Rohingya

    'Bring Myanmar govt, military to justice'

    Marking a year of Rohingya influx, a group of civil society and NGO members form a human chain in front of National Press Club in Dhaka demanding justice for "genocide" carried out by the Myanmar government and military in Rakhine state.

  • One Year of Rohingya Crisis: The fastest growing refugee crisis

    On August 25 last year, hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas started fleeing military operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and crossing the border to take shelter in Bangladesh. Several rounds of talks have been held for repatriation of the refugees. But so far, there is no visible progress.

  • United Nations report on Rohingyas

    Return still elusive

    The repatriation of the Rohingyas remains elusive even nine months after the signing of an agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar.

  • US sanctions Myanmar military commanders over Rohingya abuses

    The US government hits four Myanmar military commanders and two military units with punitive sanctions, accusing them of "serious human rights abuses" and "ethnic cleansing" in violently expelling minority Rohingya from their homes.

  • Rohingya refugees walks along the refugee camp

    Rohingya crisis: Australian MPs laud Bangladesh’s efforts

    After visiting Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, a delegation of Australian parliamentarians highly appreciates Bangladesh's role in its ongoing efforts to support Rohingya people, who fled the atrocities in northern Rakhine of Myanmar.

  • Rohingya Repatriation: Progress quite insignificant

    The Bangladesh delegation to Myanmar, led by Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, yesterday saw the trail of wide-spread devastation suffered by the people of the northern Rakhine State.

  • Repatriation of Rohingyas: More talks, no timeframe yet

    Myanmar yesterday agreed to speed up the process of repatriating the forcibly displaced Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine to escape persecution.

  • Human rights violations in Myanmar's Rakhine State

    MSF urges humanitarian access to Rakhine

    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls out to Myanmar government to allow humanitarian access to northern Rakhine, where attention is needed.

  • Rohingya Talks: FM flies to Myanmar

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali left Dhaka for Myanmar last night to see for himself whether a conducive environment has been created in Rakhine for the safe return of forcibly displaced Rohingyas.

  • Myanmar still not giving free access

    The United Nations said Myanmar has not yet granted its staff independent and effective access to Rakhine, though two months have passed since the signing of a deal on helping the country create conducive conditions for Rohingya repatriation.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with newly appointed Egyptian ambassador

    Bangladesh wants Rohingyas to go back: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says Bangladesh offers makeshift refuge to Myanmar’s Rohingya community on humanitarian ground but want them to go back as newly appointed Egyptian ambassador in Dhaka Walid Ahmed Shamseldin made a courtesy call on her at the PMO.