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  • 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.

  • Myanmar Army Chief Min Aung Hlaing

    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.

  • 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.

  • Rohingya refugee crisis

    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.

  • 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.

  • Myanmar Rohingyas refugees

    '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.

  • Rohingya refugee Balukhali camp

    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.

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

    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.

  • Rohingyas hurt in clash in Teknaf

    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.

  • Mynamar Rohingya refugee crisis

    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.

  • Burned down Rohingya villages

    'Rohingya insurgents killed Hindu villagers in Myanmar violence'

    Campaign group Amnesty International says it has gathered evidence that insurgents from a Rohingya Muslim armed group killed scores of Hindu civilians in August last year, amid a surge in violence in western Myanmar.

  • Christine Schraner

    New UN special envoy may visit Myanmar in June

    Newly appointed United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Myanmar Christine Schraner might visit the country in June.

  • Rohingya refugees still highly vulnerable: Priyanka

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, the Unicef goodwill ambassador for child rights, says the Rohingyas staying in the refugee camps in Bangladesh are still highly vulnerable.

  • Myanmar Rohingya refugee camp

    Take concrete steps on Rohingya rights, US aid chief urges Myanmar

    The US government's aid chief urges Myanmar to take "concrete steps" to guarantee the rights of Rohingya Muslims and to show sincerity in that endeavour in order to encourage hundreds of thousands who have fled the country to return.

  • Mahmood Ali

    High-profile OIC team visits Rohingya camps tomorrow

    A high-level delegation including ministers from 58 countries will visit Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar tomorrow, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali says.

  • Rohingya refugees

    Monsoon: 55,000 Rohingya children at risk in Cox's Bazar

    Unicef has estimated that more than 100,000 people including approximately 55,000 children, mostly Rohingyas, are at risk due to floods and landslides in Cox's Bazar district which is one of the most flood prone areas of Bangladesh.

  • UNSC

    UNSC vows to help in Rohingya repatriation

    The UN Security Council is committed to help expedite the implementation of the Rohingya repatriation agreement signed between Bangladesh and Myanmar, a member of the visiting UNSC delegation says.

  • Rohingya child

    ICC prosecutor seeks jurisdiction over Rohingya deportations

    The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has asked it to rule on whether it has jurisdiction over the deportations of Rohingya people "from Myanmar to Bangladesh", a possible crime against humanity, according to a filing.

  • Ursula Mueller

    'Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingya refugees'

    Myanmar is not ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, says the most senior United Nations official to visit the country this year, after Myanmar was accused of instigating ethnic cleansing and driving nearly 700,000 Muslims to Bangladesh.

  • Rohingya refugees

    Philippines' Duterte cites genocide in Myanmar, says will take refugees

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says that "genocide" was taking place in Myanmar and he was willing to accept Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing from it, though Europe should help too.

  • Rohingya refugees

    US donates 1mn health products for Rohingyas

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided 622,800 doses of injectable contraceptives to the government of Bangladesh for the Rohingya refugees.

  • Bhasan Char

    ‘Bangladesh sees little foreign funds for Rohingya refugee island’

    Bangladesh is not expecting much help from foreign donors as it forges ahead with plans to relocate 100,000 Rohingya refugees to an uninhabited island, an undertaking that does not yet have a timeline, Mohammed Shahriar Alam, state minister for foreign affairs, says in an interview.

  • Rakhine State

    Myanmar erects security structures atop burned Rohingya land: Amnesty

    Myanmar is building security installations on top of razed Rohingya villages, Amnesty International says, casting doubt on the country's plans to repatriate hundreds of thousands of refugees.

  • Rohingya refugee

    US Holocaust museum rescinds award to Suu Kyi

    The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country's minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum says.

  • Rohingya children

    Rohingya persecution, a consequence of hate: Amnesty

    “The horrific military campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya people in Myanmar” is the consequence of “a society encouraged to hate, scapegoat and fear minorities,” Amnesty International (AI) says.

  • Stéphane Dujarric

    UN hopes for free, fair polls in Bangladesh

    United Nations secretary general’s office has expressed its hope that “a climate could be created where free and fair elections could take place,” in Bangladesh.

  • myanmar violence

    2 ethnic groups sign up to Myanmar’s ‘broken’ peace process

    Two armed ethnic groups will sign on to a ceasefire in Myanmar in a ceremony the government hopes will showcase a significant victory for a peace process derided as “broken” by critics.

  • Rohingya women

    World failed to protect Rohingya women: UN

    The world has failed to protect the Rohingya women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says. “I think their [Myanmar] government to begin with. Their country has failed them in a massive way,” she said.

  • Myanmar mass grave

    Myanmar govt denies AP report of Rohingya mass graves

    Myanmar’s government has denied a report by The Associated Press documenting at least five mass graves containing Rohingya Muslim civilians killed by the military with help from Buddhist neighbors, saying that only “terrorists” were killed and they were “carefully buried.”

  • Rohingya refugee camp

    Another Rohingya stabbed dead in Cox’s Bazar

    Another Rohingya man is stabbed to death by some miscreants at Balukhali Rohingya camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar.