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    Nepal should raise Rohingya issue with Suu Kyi: Rights groups

    As Myanmar State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi commences her two-day Nepal visit, the Nepalese government should draw her attention to ensure safe return of the Rohingya Muslim minorities and have a fair investigation into the alleged abuses, said human rights agencies.

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    Rohingya Refugees: UN expert warns of rushed plans for Rohingyas

    The United Nations' human rights investigator on Myanmar urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to drop plans to start repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Rakhine state this month, warning they would face a "high risk of persecution".

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    Should do more to fight Myanmar violence: Facebook

    Facebook Inc says a human rights report it commissioned on its presence in Myanmar showed it has not done enough to prevent its social network from being used to incite violence.

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    Myanmar officials try to convince Rohingya to return, accept ID cards

    Myanmar officials visit camps for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh, in an effort to kickstart a process to repatriate hundreds of thousands who fled an army crackdown last year.

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    If human rights shelved in NKorea talks, look at Myanmar: UN

    A United Nations investigator voices concern about human rights being sidelined during US and South Korean talks with North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, warning on Tuesday: look at what happened in Myanmar.

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    Rohingya Violence: Australia slaps sanctions on 5 top Myanmar army officers

    Australia yesterday slapped travel and financial sanctions on five top Myanmar military officers, accused of overseeing brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims by units under their command, following similar moves by the European Union and United States.

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    Rohingya crisis: Myanmar monk hits back at international community

    An ultra-nationalist monk -- dubbed the "Buddhist Bin Laden" -- condemns the international community for their calls to bring Myanmar's generals to justice over the Rohingya crisis.

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    Atrocities on Rohingyas genocide

    US Congressman Steve Chabot, Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel introduce a bipartisan measure to declare “the Burmese military’s atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim minority genocide.”

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    Anti-rumour campaign for Rohingyas

    As aid workers rushed to vaccinate Rohingya refugees against measles earlier this year, rumours swirled through the overcrowded camps in Bangladesh - the injections would make women sterile and convert children into Christians.

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    Suu Kyi's sculpture to be sold for underprivileged in Myanmar

    A figurative bronze sculpture of Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will be put up for sale by auction in order to raise money for charity, said Dr Thant Thaw Kaung, executive committee member of the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation.

  • No excuse for delaying solution

    Making a call for accountability as an essential prerequisite to regional security and stability, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges the Security Council to work with Myanmar to end "horrendous sufferings" of Rohingyas.

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    Facebook move on Myanmar raises thorny political questions

    Facebook's ban of Myanmar's military leaders marks a new step for the leading social network against state "actors" -- and raises thorny questions on how the company deals with repressive regimes using the platform.

  • They must face genocide trial

    The Myanmar military leadership, including its commander-in-chief and five top generals, must be investigated and prosecuted for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes over its actions against the Rohingyas, a UN fact-finding mission said.

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    UK calls on int’l community to prioritise long-term support for Rohingyas

    The UK calls on the international community to prioritise long-term support for the Rohingya people on the anniversary of the crisis, according to a press release of UK Department for International Development.

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    A year on, Rohingyas still fleeing Myanmar for crowded camps

    Though Myanmar says it is ready to take back the Rohingya, the continued outflow of refugees underlines the lack of progress in addressing the crisis, a year on from the start of the offensive on August 25, 2017. The Rohingya exodus has threatened Myanmar's tense transition to democracy and shattered the image of its leader, Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, outside the country.

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    Speed of Rohingya return is up to Bangladesh: Suu Kyi

    Aung San Suu Kyi says it is up to Bangladesh to decide how quickly Rohingya refugees would return to Myanmar, appearing to blame Dhaka for the delay.

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    ‘We are always missing you’: Rohingya families connect through letters

    Rohingyas arrested in a Myanmar army sweep in August 2017 send letters from a prison hundreds of miles away in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to their dear ones who managed to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.

  • Rohingyas stage demo demanding safe, dignified repatriation

    Rohingya Muslim refugees at Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar stage a demonstration demanding safe and dignified repatriation to Myanmar.

  • Bhashan Char

    No virtual progress in efforts to repatriate Rohingyas: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says although Bangladesh and Myanmar have been making various efforts, including the signing of a deal, to repatriate over a million Rohingyas from Bangladesh, there has been no virtual progress in this regard so far.

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    Malaysia intercepts boat carrying Rohingya refugees

    Malaysia intercepts a boat carrying 56 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar off its northern island of Langkawi today and will allow them to enter on humanitarian grounds, with rights groups expecting further such perilous journeys by sea.

  • A Rohingya refugee woman walks along the Kutupalong refugee camp

    Rohingya crisis: WHO appeals to int’l community for support

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has appealed to the international community to contribute generously to enable appropriate and timely health services for Rohingya refugees.

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    ‘Myanmar's ethnic cleansing of Rohingya continues’

    Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims was continuing, a senior UN human rights official said on Tuesday, more than six months after insurgent attacks sparked a security response that has driven nearly 700,000 people into Bangladesh.

  • Army Deployment on Border: BGB protests, asks for explanation

    Bangladesh once again protested Myanmar's military build-up along the Tombru border when the two countries held a flag meeting at Ghumdhum of Bandarban yesterday.

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    ROHINGYA: A forgotten people

    It has been exactly six months when the Rohingyas started streaming into Bangladesh to escape the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar and it took exactly the same many months for the world to forget them, to make them truly nobody's children.

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    Myanmar needs to ‘focus on addressing underlying problems’

    Diplomatic missions in Myanmar have urged the Myanmar authorities to address the underlying problems, including security, freedom of movement, access to livelihoods, health and education, and citizenship issues.

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    EU needs to reassess ties with Myanmar, say MEPs

    The mass exodus of Rohingya following human rights violations makes it necessary for the European Union to reassess its relationship with Myanmar, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) say.

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    Temporary camp to house 30,000 Rohingyas: Myanmar

    Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine State, state media reports, as Myanmar and Bangladesh meet to discuss how to implement a repatriation deal.

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    Massacre in Rakhine: Myanmar admits it for the first time

    Members confessed they killed 10 Bengali terrorists," the office said in its post, using a pejorative term for Rohingya and blaming militants for causing the unrest in the village.

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    Analysis: No sign Rohingya will be allowed to return home

    After facing international outrage and charges of ethnic cleansing, Myanmar made a pledge: Rohingya Muslims who fled the country by the hundreds of thousands would start their journey home within weeks. With so many obstacles, however, and no real sign of good will, few believe that will happen.

  • Long march for Rohingyas’ safe return

    Long march for Rohingyas’ safe return

    Ideal Citizen Movement (ICM), a non-political organisation, begins a long march from Dhaka towards Cox’s Bazar demanding safe and dignified return of Rohingya refugees to their homeland in Myanmar.