Reuters demands Myanmar release its 2 journalists

2017-12-14 14:29

Reuters news agency has called on Myanmar to immediately release its two journalists who were arrested for possessing "important secret papers" obtained from two policemen.

UN rights chief: Dehumanising Rohingya can fan more violence

2017-12-06 05:32

The UN human rights chief says actions by Myanmar's government to "dehumanise" the Rohingya minority are likely to fan more violence and draw in communities from across the region.

Pope calls refugees 'Rohingya' after emotional meeting in Dhaka

2017-12-02 09:41

Pope Francis has referred to refugees who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh as "Rohingya", using the politically sensitive name for the persecuted minority for the first time.

'Who is the pope?' ask Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

2017-11-30 23:31

The plight of Rohingya refugees is the backdrop to Pope Francis' landmark visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Pope sidesteps Rohingya crisis in Myanmar address

2017-11-28 18:39

Pope Francis called for respect for rights in Myanmar, but he did not address the Rohingya crisis head-on, instead tip-toeing around the humanitarian emergency.

Rohingya refugees: 'I do not want to return'

2017-11-25 14:46

News of a preliminary repatriation agreement has sparked concerns among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in 2 months

2017-11-24 08:04

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to start repatriating Rohingya refugees in 2 months, Dhaka says, as global pressure mounts over the refugee crisis.

Scars, bruises and bite marks - Rohingya women gang-raped by Myanmar troops, says UN

2017-11-13 07:18

Myanmar soldiers "systematically targeted" Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community, says a special UN envoy.

Suu Kyi visits Myanmar region torn by Rohingya conflict

2017-11-03 07:43

Aung San Suu Kyi has made her first visit as Myanmar's leader to the conflict-torn region where Rohingya Muslims have fled state-led violence that has spiraled into Asia's worst refugee crisis in decades.

Meth seizures shoot up in Myanmar's Rakhine

2017-10-22 21:17

Myanmar police have seized methamphetamine pills worth more than $5m in the north of violence-racked Rakhine state, an officer says.


AP Investigation: Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

2017-12-12 05:46

The Associated Press finds that the rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical.

Pope Francis ends Asia tour after meeting Rohingya

2017-12-02 14:50

Pope Francis has wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.

China, Myanmar hail close ties amid Rohingya outcry

2017-12-01 22:18

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Aung San Suu Kyi touted their nations' close ties on Friday as Myanmar's civilian leader, under fire over the Rohingya refugee crisis, visited Beijing on Friday.

Pope preaches forgiveness in first public Mass in Myanmar

2017-11-30 05:17

Pope Francis has urged Myanmar's long-suffering people to resist the temptation to exact revenge for the hurt they have endured.

Pope meets Suu Kyi on Myanmar refugee crisis amid UN outcry

2017-11-28 10:08

Pope Francis begins his first full day in Myanmar travelling to the capital to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi a day after hosting the military general in charge of the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

UN envoy: Sexual attacks against Rohingya may be war crimes

2017-11-24 13:45

The UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict says widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls has been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military.

Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

2017-11-20 20:52

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the world is facing conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism.

UN condemns violence in Myanmar forcing Rohingyas to flee

2017-11-07 14:05

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a statement condemning the violence that has caused more than 600 000 Rohingya Muslims to flee from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

Israel maintains robust arms trade with rogue regimes

2017-10-23 20:16

Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to expose Israel's long and covert history of supplying weapons and military training to regimes while they actively commit massacres, ethnic cleansing and genocide.

Rohingya children refugees face 'hell on earth' - Unicef

2017-10-20 10:56

Unicef has said the children who make up most of the nearly 600 000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing a 'hell on earth' in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh.

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