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Jan 05, 2019
Rakhine rebels kill 13 Myanmar policemen in brazen raids as country celebrates Independence DayThirteen 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
Nov 13, 2018
Rohingya refugees flee Bangadeshi camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar; seek guaranteed citizenship, other rightsRohingya 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.
Oct 30, 2018
Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start repatriating Rohingya refugees in NovemberMore than 720,000 of Myanmar's stateless Rohingya fled a brutal military crackdown in August last year, taking shelter in crowded camps in Bangladesh.
Oct 17, 2018
Rohingya Crisis: Nine countries request UNSC meeting with world body's fact-finding mission on Myanmar atrocitiesThe 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.
Sep 25, 2018
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
Sep 24, 2018
UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar Army chief as UNSC calls for prosecution for genocide against Rohingya MuslimsThe 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.
Sep 21, 2018
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.
Sep 19, 2018
'Strangulation of free speech in Myanmar': Former columnist jailed for 'abusive' Facebook posts on Aung San Suu KyiNgar Min Swe, a columnist under the previous army government in Myanmar, has written a number of posts against Aung San Suu Kyi since her party rose to power in 2016.
Sep 18, 2018
Bangladesh to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to shelters in Bhashan Char island from next monthThe controversial plan is already behind schedule. Officials previously said they wanted to start moving refugees from overcrowded camps near the border with Myanmar to the island in June before the monsoon began.
Sep 14, 2018
Aung San Suu Kyi says 'handling' of Rohingya Muslims could have been better, claims rule of law must apply to everyoneIn the face of global condemnation, Myanmar's leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said that the handling of Rohingya Muslims — 7,00,000 of whom have fled to Bangladesh amid a brutal military campaign — could have been better.