Five dead, dozens missing as Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh

2017-10-16 10:05

At least five people have been killed and dozens left missing after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar's Rakhine state for Bangladesh sank in a river that separates the two nations, a border guard official has said.

Wild elephants attack Rohingya camp

2017-10-15 17:02

Wild elephants have attacked a new camp where Rohingya refugees were sleeping, killing a woman and her three children in southern Bangladesh.

Several dead, scores missing in Rohingya capsize - officials

2017-10-09 07:48

Several people have died and scores are missing after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees - many of them children - capsized, the latest tragedy to strike those fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Bangladesh's mega refugee camp plan 'dangerous' - UN official

2017-10-07 22:13

A top UN official says Bangladesh's plan to build the world's biggest refugee camp for 800 000-plus Rohingya Muslims is dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly diseases spreading quickly.

Rohingya forced from Myanmar say army redoubling push to clear villages

2017-10-04 17:52

Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh amid a fresh exodus from strife-torn Myanmar have described whole villages being emptied and thousands marching to the border as security forces redouble efforts to drive the remaining Muslims from their homes.

Dozens presumed dead in shipwreck involving Rohingya Muslims

2017-09-29 13:08

The UN migration agency says more than 60 people are either confirmed dead or missing and presumed dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

Rohingya: UN chief tells Myanmar to end 'nightmare'

2017-09-29 07:55

The growing Rohingya crisis has prompted the Security Council to hold a rare public meeting on Myanmar, during which UN chief Antonio Guterres urged the country's leaders to end the refugees' "nightmare".

Mass grave of Hindus found in Myanmar - army

2017-09-25 07:03

Myanmar's army has discovered a mass grave containing the bodies of 28 Hindus, including women and children, in violence-wracked Rakhine state.

Rohingya refugee influx over, says Bangladesh

2017-09-23 15:11

The influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh has ground to a virtual halt, officials have said.

Myanmar mob attacks aid shipment bound for Rohingya area

2017-09-21 11:03

Buddhist mob tries to disrupt shipment of aid headed for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims.


14 000 Rohingya children without parents

2017-10-15 21:13

Nearly 14 000 children who have lost one or both parents are among the more than half a million Rohingya refugees who crossed in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.

Myanmar climbers take latest yoga trend to new heights

2017-10-10 20:36

First there was beer and paddle board yoga. Then someone added goats to the mix. Now fitness buffs in Myanmar are taking the latest body-bending trend to whole new heights - pulling off yoga poses on a climbing wall.

Myanmar's access block ‘unacceptable’

2017-10-08 05:49

The UN has condemned Myanmar’s refusal to grant it access to Rakhine state – the scene of the alleged ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

Rohingya militants say ceasefire to end on October 9

2017-10-07 09:43

Rohingya militants whose attacks triggered an army crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state unleashing a huge wave of refugees says their one-month ceasefire would end in two days, but added they were open to peace if the government reciprocated.

Myanmar refugee exodus tops 500 000 as more Rohingya flee

2017-09-30 12:55

Five weeks after a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar began, the UN says the number of arrivals in Bangladesh has now topped a half a million

Nobel's shining stars who lost their lustre

2017-09-29 11:32

Praised to the skies and bearing great hopes, they went on to disappoint the world. As the case of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi shows, Nobel Peace Prize winners have not always lived up to expectations.

Bangladesh needs longer-term plan for Rohingya - UN

2017-09-28 05:30

The nearly half a million Rohingya refugees, who have entered Bangladesh since August, will likely not be leaving soon, says the UN, calling for longer-term plans to manage the influx.

Rohingya in Bangladesh need 'massive' assistance - UN

2017-09-24 20:58

Bangladesh needs "massive international assistance" to feed and shelter the 436 000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, says the UN refugee agency.

Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya?

2017-09-22 06:22

Why are the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar considered the 'world's most persecuted minority'?

Bangladesh army steps up as Rohingya suffer heavy rain

2017-09-20 21:28

Bangladesh's army has been ordered to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees.

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