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    'Frustrated' UN chief criticises Myanmar

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday criticized as "too slow" Myanmar's efforts to allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, describing the lack of progress as a source of "enormous frustration."

  • Comments on Rohingya Repatriation: Bangladesh demands Myanmar apologise

    Dhaka yesterday protested the "derogatory and provocative" remarks of Myanmar Religious Affairs Minister Thura Aung Ko on Rohingya refugees and asked the country to apologise.

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    Rohingya return starts tomorrow

    Bangladesh and Myanmar are set to begin the long-awaited repatriation of Rohingyas tomorrow. In the first batch, 2,260 refugees are expected to go home.

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    Genocide incited on Facebook

    Facebook said it removed 13 more pages and 10 accounts linked to the Myanmar military after a New York Times (NYT) report on Monday accused the military for launching a half-decade-long campaign of hate on the social media.

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    Conduct credible Rohingya probe

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi that a credible investigation into alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims is key to resolving tensions in the country's Rakhine state.

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    Myanmar’s situation deeply disturbing: Australia

    The situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Shan and Kachin states are deeply disturbing and the atrocities committed there are highly condemnable, the Australian High Commission in Dhaka says in a statement.

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    Rohingya Crisis: UN votes to set up panel to prepare indictment

    The UN Human Rights Council votes to set up a panel to prepare criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, amid allegations of genocide against the Rohingya minority.

  • Myanmar must release Reuters journalists: MEPs

    Conservative Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) backs overwhelming calls in the European Parliament for the immediate release of journalists arrested in Myanmar while investigating the Rohingya crisis.

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    WHO lauds Bangladesh support for Rohingyas

    WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh highly appreciates Bangladesh's all-out support in the full range of care, including good health care, for Rohingya people living here.

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    CPJ condemns jailing of 2 Reuters journos in Myanmar

    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the sentencing of two reporters of Reuters in Myanmar to seven years each in prison on charges of breaching the Official Secrets Act.

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    Half of the Rohingya kids orphaned

    One in two Rohingya children who fled to Bangladesh without their parents were orphaned by brutal violence, a new Save the Children study said yesterday.

  • Persuade Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged UN Secretary General's Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener to persuade Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.

  • Unexplained murders raise fear in camps

    As darkness descends, a sense of unshakeable foreboding grips Rohingya refugee camps in Balukhali and Kutupalong.

  • Repatriation of Rohingyas: Condition still not conducive

    Red Cross President Peter Maurer has said there are serious doubts about the conducive conditions in Myanmar's Rakhine state for safe, voluntary and sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh.

  • Myanmar transit camps sit empty as Rohingya fear return

    The transit camp in Myanmar's Rakhine state stands ready to welcome back 150 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh every day.

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    Rohingya Repatriation: UN insists on citizenship

    The UN secretary-general's special envoy on Myanmar has said granting citizenship to the Rohingya and ensuring accountability for the perpetrators of violence against the community could help create a conducive environment for their safe and voluntary repatriation.

  • World Refugee Day Today: Rohingyas in need of int'l protection: UN

    The Rohingyas, the third largest refugee group in the world last year, are now in critical need of international protection as their condition is worse than the others, the UN Refugee Agency has said.

  • Put more pressure on Myanmar

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged India to put more pressure on Myanmar to take back over one million Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.

  • Female Nobel trio arrive to meet Rohingya women

    Three female Nobel Peace laureates began a weeklong trip to Bangladesh yesterday to meet Rohingya women who were tortured and raped by soldiers in Myanmar before fleeing the country.

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    Rohingyas share horrific tales of torture with UN envoy

    Visiting UN Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Myanmar Yanghee Lee meets Rohingyas in camps and listens to their horrific experiences of torture in Myanmar.

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    Rohingyas require more supports: IOM

    Despite the ongoing efforts of aid agencies, and the local and national Bangladeshi authorities, there is so much more work to be done to give the Rohingyas the most basic support they need to ensure their safety, dignity and well-being, says a consultant of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  • Refugee Crisis: WB mission assessing need for aid

    A World Bank team is doing a need assessment to help Dhaka deal with the Rohingya crisis that is already putting a tremendous pressure on Bangladesh.

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    UN role in repatriation

    Dhaka's call to involve the United Nations in the negotiations on Rohingya repatriation is a well-judged one. Bangladesh must also insist that Myanmar agrees to a multilateral agreement. Myanmar had earlier opted for a bilateral solution.

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    Myanmar ministers deliver aid to trapped Rohingya villagers

    Two senior Myanmar government officials have delivered aid to a remote Rohingya Muslim village, and guaranteed residents’ safety, after they were cut off and threatened by hostile Rakhine Buddhist neighbours, one of the officials say.

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    World's most urgent refugee crisis: UNHCR

    As Rohingyas have continued to flee into Bangladesh, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi warned of humanitarian disaster.

  • No lanterns in Prabarana Purnima this year

    As protest against the atrocities on Rohingyas in Myanmar, Bangladesh’s Buddhist community will refrain from flying paper lanterns in Prabarana Purnima this year.