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Bangladesh hands list to Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation

Dhaka - Bangladesh Friday handed over a list of more than 8,000 Rohingya to Myanmar as it moves to kick-start their repatriation weeks after the process was halted due to lack of preparation.

Myanmar army chief honoured by Thailand despite Rohingya crisis

Bangkok - Myanmar's army chief received a royal decoration from Thailand on Friday, despite accusations his security forces have carried out ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state.

Myanmar still not safe for Rohingya to return: UN refugee chief

New York - Myanmar has failed to put in place conditions for the safe return of 688,000 Rohingya refugees who fled an army crackdown six months ago, the UN refugee chief said Monday.

Bulldozed Rohingya villages deepen fears Myanmar is erasing history

Aerial photos of Rakhine state have emerged that appear to show several bulldozed Rohingya settlements, renewing accusations Myanmar is wiping out the homes and history of the Muslim minority.

Myanmar court denies bail to Reuters journalists held under secrecy law

A Myanmar court on Thursday denied bail to two Reuters journalists charged under a secrecy act that could see them face up to 14 years in jail, in a case that has sparked outcry over shrinking media freedom.

Myanmar court denies bail to Reuters journalists held under secrecy law

A Myanmar court on Thursday denied bail to two Reuters journalists charged under a secrecy act that could see them face up to 14 years in jail, in a case that has sparked outcry over shrinking media freedom.

Myanmar says it terminated position of US diplomat Richardson

Myanmar on Thursday said it made the decision to dump US diplomat Bill Richardson from an advisory panel on the Rohingya crisis, accusing the veteran politician of a "personal attack" on Aung San Suu Kyi in his stinging resignation letter.

Myanmar pillories US diplomat for 'personal attack' on Suu Kyi

US diplomat Bill Richardson was accused Thursday of a "personal attack" on Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi after an excoriating take down of the former darling of the global rights community as he resigned from a panel on the Rohingya crisis.

US diplomat resigns from Suu Kyi panel on Rohingya crisis

US diplomat Bill Richardson resigned early Thursday from an Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed panel set up to ease communal tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine State and hit out at the Nobel Laureate for an "absence of moral leadership" over the crisis.

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delayed Rohingya return

Yangon - Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to the start of a huge repatriation programme for Rohingya refugees, as the UN warned of the dangers of rushing their return to strife-torn Rakhine state.

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delayed Rohingya return

Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to a huge repatriation programme for Rohingya refugees, as the deadline passed for starting the return of the Muslim minority to strife-torn Rakhine state.

Myanmar court sets Feb 1 to decide on bail for Reuters reporters

A court will decide whether to bail two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar's secrecy law on February 1, their lawyer said Tuesday, raising fears the pair could otherwise face months in detention during convoluted pre-trial hearings.

Rohingya repatriation won't begin Tuesday as planned: Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar due to begin Tuesday will be delayed, a Bangladesh official said, citing the huge task of preparing transit centres and approving lists of returnees.

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh protest repatriation move

Dhaka - Hundreds of Rohingya refugees staged protests in Bangladesh Friday against plans to send them back to Myanmar, where a military crackdown last year sparked a mass exodus.

Bangladesh says it's hosting over a million Rohingya

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh has counted more than a million Rohingya refugees living in camps near the border with Myanmar, higher than previous estimates, the head of its registration project said Wednesday as preparations for their return got under way.

Rohingya deal aims to repatriate refugees 'within two years'

Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate Rohingya displaced by an army crackdown within two years, Dhaka said Tuesday, the first concrete timeline for a return of hundreds of thousands of refugees even as conditions for their homecoming remain ...

Rohingya deal aims to repatriate refugees 'within two years'

Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate Rohingya displaced by an army crackdown "within two years", Dhaka said Tuesday, outlining the first clear timeline for a return of hundreds of thousands of refugees.

Myanmar army's admission of killings a 'positive step': Suu Kyi

Yangon - Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed an unprecedented army admission that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims as a "positive step", state-backed media reported Saturday.

Deadly 'long-lost disease' rages through Rohingya camps

Cox's Bazar - In a makeshift bamboo clinic, small children struggle to draw breath through surgical masks, victims of a forgotten but deadly disease that has torn through the teeming Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Survivors say victims of Rohingya killings civilians, not fighters

Cox's Bazar - Rohingya Muslims who fled a village where Myanmar has admitted its forces helped massacre 10 people said Thursday the victims were all civilians, not fighters as asserted by the army.

Myanmar army changes tack with Rohingya killings admission

Bangkok - After months denying any wrongdoing, Myanmar has admitted its forces helped kill 10 Rohingya in custody in an apparent bid to blame a few rogue soldiers for what the global community alleges is part of an organised ethnic cleansing campaign.

Myanmar security forces took part in killing 10 Rohingya: army

Myanmar security forces took part in a massacre of 10 Rohingya in September, the army chief's office said late Wednesday, as it admitted for the first time abuses during a crackdown that sparked a mass exodus of the Muslim minority.

Myanmar security forces took part in killing 10 Rohingya: army

Myanmar security forces took part in a massacre of 10 Rohingya in September, the army chief's office said Wednesday, as it admitted for the first time abuses during a crackdown that sparked a mass exodus of the Muslim minority.

Bangladesh court upholds ban on Rohingya marriage

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Monday upheld a government ruling banning marriage between its citizens and refugees from Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya minority, who have fled ethnic violence in the neighbouring country.

Rohingya rebels claim ambush on Myanmar security forces

Yangon - Rohingya rebels on Sunday claimed responsibility for an ambush on Myanmar security forces that left several wounded in northern Rakhine state, the first attack in weeks in a region gutted by violence.

Myanmar bans UN rights envoy from country

Geneva - The UN's rights envoy for Myanmar said Wednesday the government had banned her from the country, adding her exclusion suggests something "awful" is happening in Rakhine state.

Rohingya refugees to start returning from January: officials

Dhaka - Bangladesh and Myanmar on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to begin repatriating Rohingya refugees from January, despite growing concern that their safety is still not assured should they return.

Myanmar 'planned' Rohingya attacks, possibly 'genocide': UN rights chief

Geneva - The UN rights chief told AFP Monday that Myanmar clearly "planned" violent attacks on its Rohingya minority, causing a mass-exodus, and warned the crackdown could possibly amount to "genocide"."For us, it was clear...

Life 'stopped in tracks' in Myanmar's Rakhine state: Red Cross

Geneva - Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said Wednesday.

Rohingya refugee crisis a 'grave security risk' ICG warns

Prolonged displacement of Rohingya refugees in squalid Bangladeshi camps poses a "grave security risk", conflict analysts ICG warned Thursday, raising the spectre of militants recruiting among the displaced and launching cross-border attacks on Myanmar...
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