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Desperate Rohingya seek new escape routes from Bangladesh

Dhaka - In squalid camps in Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence and persecution in neighbouring Myanmar dream of a better life abroad -- and rely on increasingly high-tech trafficking networks to get them there.

EU pushes Myanmar for aid access in northern Rakhine

Yangon - A senior European Union official has urged Myanmar to allow full aid access to the north of Rakhine state, where thousands have fled their homes after a months-long army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

EU pushes Myanmar for aid access in northern Rakhine

Yangon - A senior European Union official has urged Myanmar to allow full aid access to the north of Rakhine state, where thousands have fled their homes after a months-long army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

EU pushes Myanmar for aid access in northern Rakhine

Yangon - A senior European Union official has urged Myanmar to allow full aid access to the north of Rakhine state, where thousands have fled their homes after a months-long army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Sri Lanka rescues 30 Rohingya aboard Indian boat

Colombo - Sri Lanka's coastguard Sunday detained an Indian boat which had illegally entered the island's territorial waters and rescued 30 Rohingya refugees including 16 children who were on board, an official said.

Sri Lanka rescues 30 Rohingya aboard Indian boat

Colombo - Sri Lanka's coastguard Sunday detained an Indian boat which had illegally entered the island's territorial waters and rescued 30 Rohingya refugees including 16 children who were on board, an official said.

Sri Lanka rescues 30 Rohingya aboard Indian boat

Colombo - Sri Lanka's coastguard Sunday detained an Indian boat which had illegally entered the island's territorial waters and rescued 30 Rohingya refugees including 16 children who were on board, an official said.

Thousands of Rohingya refugees return to Myanmar over island plan

Dhaka - Thousands of Rohingya who took refuge in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar have returned home because of a Bangladeshi plan to house them on an uninhabited flood-prone island, community leaders said Wednesday.

Bangladesh pushes on with Rohingya island plan

Dhaka - Bangladesh authorities are to push ahead with a controversial plan to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who arrived from Myanmar to a remote island, according to a government website.

Muslim nations to heap pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya

Kuala Lumpur - The world's main pan-Islamic body is expected to pile pressure on Myanmar over a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims when it meets for a special session in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Muslim nations to heap pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya

Kuala Lumpur - The world's main pan-Islamic body is expected to pile pressure on Myanmar over a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims when it meets for a special session in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Muslim nations to heap pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya

Kuala Lumpur - The world's main pan-Islamic body is expected to pile pressure on Myanmar over a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims when it meets for a special session in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Blaze destroys hundreds of homes in Myanmar Rohingya camp

Yangon - A major fire on Tuesday damaged or destroyed the homes of nearly 450 Rohingya Muslim families living in a camp for people displaced by 2012 communal fighting in western Myanmar.

Myanmar Rohingya boat dead 'forced' to travel by sea: witnesses

Witnesses to a boat capsize off Myanmar that left some 20 people dead, including children, say the victims were from the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority and blamed the tragedy on travel restrictions that forced them to journey by sea.

Rohingya teen recalls horror of boat trip to start new life

Indonesia - Muhammad Shorif, a 16-year-old Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar, dreamed of one day being a doctor. After fleeing a dismal upbringing in a refugee camp, he embarked on a dangerous sea voyage, only to find himself stranded on Indonesia's farthest shores.

TIME magazine cover story on radical monk sparks outrage in Burma

Rangoon - A Time Magazine cover story about a radical Buddhist monk with the words "The Face of Buddhist Terror,” has raised a storm in Myanmar.

Rohingya in Thailand might face deportation

On January 1, 2013, Thai authorities intercepted a boat with 73 Rohingya migrants, including around 20 children, near Bon Island in Phuket province.
 

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