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Senior Myanmar official dies in attack on rebels, says Arakan Army; he was kidnapped for protesting genocide accusations against country
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Senior Myanmar official dies in attack on rebels, says Arakan Army; he was kidnapped for protesting genocide accusations against country

Rebels in Myanmar’s Rakhine region said a captured official from Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party has died, two weeks after being taken for organising protests against genocide accusations faced by Myanmar at the World Court

Aung San Suu Kyi at The Hague: Fallen pro-democracy icon appears at ICJ to contest charges of genocide of Rohingya community
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Aung San Suu Kyi at The Hague: Fallen pro-democracy icon appears at ICJ to contest charges of genocide of Rohingya community

Suu Kyi, who was awarded the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for championing democracy and rights under Myanmar’s then-ruling junta, is leading the Myanmar delegation in her capacity as foreign minister.

Indian worker taken hostage by Myanmar's Arakan Army dies; rebel group blames 'exhaustion' for 60-year-old's demise
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Indian worker taken hostage by Myanmar's Arakan Army dies; rebel group blames 'exhaustion' for 60-year-old's demise

This is the first time Arakan Army has captured foreign workers in Rakhine, which hosts a series of infrastructure projects linking India and Myanmar.

Sheikh Hasina blames Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation failure, says country failed to win trust of Muslim minority
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Sheikh Hasina blames Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation failure, says country failed to win trust of Muslim minority

Bangladesh's prime minister has blamed Myanmar for the failure of a recent attempt to repatriate Rohingya refugees, saying its neighbouring country did not do enough to win the community's trust

UN urges sanctions on companies linked to Myanmar military; it violated UN treaties, norms, says panel chairman Marzuki Darusman
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UN urges sanctions on companies linked to Myanmar military; it violated UN treaties, norms, says panel chairman Marzuki Darusman

United Nations investigators urged world leaders on Monday to impose targeted financial sanctions on companies linked to the military in Myanmar. More than 730,000 Rohingya, fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into neighbouring Bangladesh amid a military-led crackdown in August 2017.

Myanmar holds repatriation talks with Rohingya refugees; key official hints at ministerial level meeting on sidelines of General Assembly
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Myanmar holds repatriation talks with Rohingya refugees; key official hints at ministerial level meeting on sidelines of General Assembly

Buddhist-majority Myanmar has long considered the Rohingya to be 'Bengalis' from Bangladesh even though their families have lived in the country for generations.

Ten dead, 5,000 shelters destroyed at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox Bazar by monsoon rains
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Ten dead, 5,000 shelters destroyed at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox Bazar by monsoon rains

10 people have died and 5,000 shanty homes have been destroyed since April by monsoon rains in overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Mizoram govt, Assam Rifles fail to deport 219 Myanmar refugees; MEA says neighbouring country 'failed to convince them to return'
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Mizoram govt, Assam Rifles fail to deport 219 Myanmar refugees; MEA says neighbouring country 'failed to convince them to return'

Mizoram government and the Assam Rifles authorities on Tuesday failed to deport 219 Myanmar refugees from Lawngtlai district to the neighbouring country.

India's foreign policy for next 5 years: New Delhi must stave off Chinese influence on Myanmar through trade, development assistance
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India's foreign policy for next 5 years: New Delhi must stave off Chinese influence on Myanmar through trade, development assistance

The Modi government has much to look forward to in Myanmar, largely based on the significant amount of work it has already accomplished.

United Nations urges countries to cut off business ties with Myanmar military, likens its actions to ethnic cleansing
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United Nations urges countries to cut off business ties with Myanmar military, likens its actions to ethnic cleansing

A United Nations fact-finding mission urged that countries cut off all business with Myanmar's military as part of efforts to hold the army accountable for human rights' abuses

Massacre in Myanmar: The story on Rohingya killings that got Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo arrested
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Massacre in Myanmar: The story on Rohingya killings that got Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo arrested

The Rohingya Muslim killings in Inn Din in Myanmar, which Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo traced, marked another bloody episode in the ethnic violence in Rakhine.

Myanmar releases Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from prison; duo among thousands granted amnesty by president
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Myanmar releases Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from prison; duo among thousands granted amnesty by president

Myanmar on Tuesday released Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from prison, 512 days after they were sent to jail for working on an investigative report on the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in a village in Rakhine state.

Myanmar Army kills six ethnic Rakhine detainees on suspicion of being rebels as fears grow over military impunity
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Myanmar Army kills six ethnic Rakhine detainees on suspicion of being rebels as fears grow over military impunity

Myanmar's army said it shot dead six detainees in a village school Thursday while holding 275 men on suspicion of being Rakhine rebels.

Rakhine rebels kill 13 Myanmar policemen in brazen raids as country celebrates Independence Day
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Rakhine rebels kill 13 Myanmar policemen in brazen raids as country celebrates Independence Day

Thirteen Myanmar police officers were killed in raids Friday by ethnic Rakhine rebels, the army said, in a brazen, co-ordinated attack on the country's Independence Day which adds a dangerous new dimension to the conflict in the restive western state

Rohingya refugees flee Bangadeshi camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar; seek guaranteed citizenship, other rights
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Rohingya refugees flee Bangadeshi camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar; seek guaranteed citizenship, other rights

Rohingya Muslims were fleeing Bangladeshi refugee camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar later this week, community leaders said Monday. Authorities plan to begin returning Rohingya refugees, who have fled what the UN has called ethnic cleansing, to the Buddhist majority country from Thursday.

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start repatriating Rohingya refugees in November
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Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start repatriating Rohingya refugees in November

More than 720,000 of Myanmar's stateless Rohingya fled a brutal military crackdown in August last year, taking shelter in crowded camps in Bangladesh.

Rohingya Crisis: Nine countries request UNSC meeting with world body's fact-finding mission on Myanmar atrocities
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Rohingya Crisis: Nine countries request UNSC meeting with world body's fact-finding mission on Myanmar atrocities

The UN fact-finding mission released an explosive report last month that called on the council to refer the Myanmar situation to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, or to create an ad hoc international criminal tribunal, as was done with the former Yugoslavia.

US releases report documenting systematic violence against Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar's military, including widespread killings, rape
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US releases report documenting systematic violence against Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar's military, including widespread killings, rape

"The survey reveals that the recent violence in the northern Rakhine state was extreme, large-scale, widespread and seemingly geared toward both terrorising the population and driving out the Rohingya residents," said the report by the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research

UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar Army chief as UNSC calls for prosecution for genocide against Rohingya Muslims
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UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar Army chief as UNSC calls for prosecution for genocide against Rohingya Muslims

The defiant response is the army chief's first public reaction since a UN fact-finding mission urged the Security Council to refer Myanmar's top military brass to ICC.

UN chief Antonio Guterres urges Myanmar to pardon Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years, says it is 'not acceptable'
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UN chief Antonio Guterres urges Myanmar to pardon Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years, says it is 'not acceptable'

Guterres said it was "not acceptable" for Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, to be jailed "for what they were doing" as journalists in Myanmar.