Myanmar Rohingya Muslim crisis

UN has 'no right to interfere'

Myanmar's powerful army chief says the United Nations has no right to interfere in his country's sovereignty, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya.

December 6, 2019
December 6, 2019

Genocide case against Myanmar to be heard at highest UN court

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head a team of lawyers to hearings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague next week to defend the country against accusations of genocide against the Rohingya Muslims.

September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018

UN has 'no right to interfere'

Myanmar's powerful army chief says the United Nations has no right to interfere in his country's sovereignty, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya.

September 12, 2018
September 12, 2018

US senators for Reuters journos release in Myanmar

Eleven Republican and Democratic US senators urge President Donald Trump's administration to "use all tools at your disposal," including imposing more economic sanctions, to ensure "the immediate, unconditional" release of two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar.

September 6, 2018
September 6, 2018

UK's Hunt to host Myanmar talks at UN

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he would host talks at the UN this month over allegations Myanmar's military committed genocide against the Rohingya minority, warning the perpetrators must be brought to justice.

September 4, 2018
September 4, 2018

Outrage as 2 Reuters journos jailed for 7 yrs

Two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar's state secrets law while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims were jailed for seven years yesterday, fuelling international outrage a week after the army was accused of genocide.

July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018

'Step up pressure on Myanmar to repatriate Rohingyas'

Bangladesh has urged the international community to continue and "step up pressure on Myanmar" authorities so that the Rohingyas can return to their ancestral homes in Myanmar in safety, dignity and sustainable livelihood.

July 5, 2018
July 5, 2018

More cops deployed to fight killing fear in Rohingya camps

Bangladesh is deploying thousands of extra police to Rohingya refugee camps in the south, officials said, after a series of mostly unexplained killings that have sown fear among hundreds of thousands of people who have fled from neighbouring Myanmar.

June 20, 2018
June 20, 2018

Support countries hosting refugees: UN chief

The communities or countries providing safe refuge to people fleeing war or persecution shouldn’t be alone and unsupported, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says on the occasion of World Refugee Day.

June 18, 2018
June 18, 2018

US endorses Myanmar and UN MoU on Rohingya return

The United States welcomes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the UN and Myanmar government for the safe and voluntary return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

May 26, 2018
May 26, 2018

One family, 4 countries: Dispossession of the Rohingyas

It takes a few moments to sift through the years of chaos and dislocation before Rohingya refugee Robi Alam settles on the Muslim holiday of Eid-ul-Fitr, August 2012, as the last time he saw his seven brothers together in Myanmar.