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Bangladesh sends troops to halt Rohingya refugee drug fighting

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh has sent more troops into the world's largest refugee camp, police said Wednesday, after days of fighting between rival Rohingya drug gangs left seven people dead.

Terror at sea: Rohingya migrants tell of 200-day ordeal

Lhokseumawe - When hundreds of Rohingya refugees paid traffickers to escape their squalid camp in Bangladesh, they were promised a new life in Malaysia after just one week at sea.

Myanmar army tries to discredit Rohingya abuse confessions

Myanmar's military has sought to undermine the confessions of two soldiers who said they were ordered to "exterminate" Rohingya Muslims before taking part in the massacre of scores of men, women and children.

Nearly 300 Rohingya migrants reach Indonesia 'after seven months at sea'

Lhokseumawe - Nearly 300 Rohingya migrants reached Indonesia early Monday claiming to have been at sea for seven months, United Nations officials said, in one of the biggest landings by the persecuted Myanmar minority in years.

Rohingya arrested at sea shunted back to Myanmar camps

Myanmar has returned dozens of Rohingya to camps in conflict-wracked Rakhine state, officials said Thursday, after arresting them at sea as they tried to flee what rights groups brand as "apartheid" conditions.

Coronavirus keeps Rohingya indoors on 'genocide' anniversary

Cox's Bazar - Almost a million Rohingya refugees stuck in Bangladesh marked three years since escaping from Myanmar on Tuesday, with coronavirus forcing them to hold a day-long "silent protest" inside their flimsy, leaky huts.

Bangladesh to lift Rohingya internet ban 'very soon'

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh will restore internet access to nearly a million Rohingya stuck in refugee camps "very soon", the government said Monday, on the eve of the third anniversary of their escape from Myanmar.

Myanmar finds soldiers guilty in Rohingya atrocities court martial

Yangon - Three Myanmar military officers were found guilty by a court martial investigating atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in conflict-ridden Rakhine state, the army announced Tuesday.

Death and despair: Rescued Rohingya describe high-seas terror

Lhokseumawe - A group of Rohingya say they were beaten by traffickers and drank their own urine to stay alive on a perilous four-month journey at sea until their dramatic rescue near the Indonesian coast.

Stranded Rohingya pulled to shore by sympathetic Indonesians

Lhokseumawe - Nearly 100 Rohingya asylum seekers stranded off the coast of Indonesia were pulled to shore Thursday by locals angered at the refusal of authorities to give them shelter over coronavirus fears.

Rohingya refugees running scared from coronvirus tests

Cox's Bazar - Rohingya refugees infected with coronavirus are fleeing quarantine in their Bangladesh camps because they fear being transferred to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, community leaders said Thursday.

Fears grow as pandemic reaches Rohingya camps

Cox's Bazar - Emergency teams raced Friday to prevent a coronavirus "nightmare" in the world's largest refugee settlement after the first reported cases in the giant shanties housing nearly one million Rohingya.

Race to prevent coronavirus 'nightmare' in Rohingya camps

Cox's Bazar - Emergency teams raced Friday to prevent a coronavirus "nightmare" in the world's largest refugee settlement after the first confirmed cases in a sprawling city of shacks housing nearly a million Rohingya.

First coronavirus case found in Bangladesh refugee camps

Cox's Bazar - A Rohingya has become the first person to test positive for coronavirus from the vast refugee camps in Bangladesh that house almost a million people, officials said Thursday.

Bangladesh to turn back new Rohingya refugee boats: minister

Dhaka - Bangladesh will not accept two boats carrying hundreds of reportedly starving Rohingya refugees, the country's foreign minister said Thursday as calls grew to rescue the Muslim outcasts.

Malaysia arrests Rohingya in trafficking crackdown

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia has arrested two Rohingya for alleged human-trafficking, authorities said Tuesday, as they ramp up efforts to stop members of the Muslim minority coming to the country amid coronavirus fears.

Scores of detained Rohingya freed in Myanmar as virus fears mount

Pathein - Cases against scores of Rohingya Muslims detained after fleeing Myanmar's restive Rakhine state have been dropped, as fears grow of a potential coronavirus outbreak in the country's overcrowded prisons.

Virus panic grips Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - The sewage-soaked alleys and cramped canvas and bamboo shacks that house one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are a horrifying scene for experts watching the coronavirus pandemic creep closer.

Maldives gets Amal Clooney to fight for Rohingya at UN court

Colombo - The luxury tourist destination of the Maldives has hired prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent it at the UN's highest court in seeking justice for Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims.

At least 15 refugees drown after boat sinks off Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - At least 15 people drowned and dozens are unaccounted for after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees sank off southern Bangladesh early Tuesday, officials said.

Rohingya refugee writers dial into Myanmar poetry slam

Divided by hatred but united over the written word, Rohingya Muslim poets in Bangladeshi refugee camps joined Buddhist bards in Myanmar by video link as part of a groundbreaking poetry festival in a country reeling from genocide allegations.

UN court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

Den Haag - The UN's highest court ordered Myanmar on Thursday to do everything in its power to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims,rex as international justice stepped into the crisis for the first time.

ICJ to rule next week on urgent measures in Rohingya genocide case

Den Haag - The UN's top court said Wednesday it will deliver its decision next week on whether emergency measures should be imposed on Myanmar over alleged genocide against its Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar sends nearly 200 Rohingya captured at sea to Rakhine camps

Akyab - Nearly 200 Rohingya Muslims arrested at sea last month by Myanmar's navy after a voyage of hundreds of kilometres have been sent back to Rakhine state, officials said Monday.

Suu Kyi criticised for 'silence' over Myanmar genocide claims

Den Haag - The Gambia condemned Aung San Suu Kyi's "silence" over the plight of Rohingya Muslims on Thursday after the Nobel Peace Prize laureate defended Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN's top court.

Suu Kyi slammed for 'silence' over Myanmar genocide claims

Den Haag - The Gambia hit out Thursday at Aung San Suu Kyi's "silence" over the plight of Rohingya Muslims after the Nobel peace laureate defended Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN's top court.

95 Rohingya in Myanmar face jail as Hague hears 'genocide' case

Pathein - Nearly 100 Rohingya appeared in a Myanmar court Wednesday after being arrested for trying to flee persecution, their lawyer said, as leader Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the UN's top court to deny allegations of a genocidal campaign against the ethnic min...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at top UN court

Den Haag - Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi rejected allegations of genocide against Myanmar in the UN's top court Wednesday, despite admitting the army may have used excessive force against Rohingya Muslims.

Rohingya call for Myanmar's Suu Kyi to acknowledge atrocities

From squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh, Rohingya who fled a brutal Myanmar military crackdown are calling on Aung San Suu Kyi to acknowledge the mass atrocities as she defends her country against genocide charges at the UN's top court.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi told to 'stop the genocide' in UN court showdown

Den Haag - Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi faced calls for Myanmar to "stop the genocide" of Rohingya Muslims as she personally led her country's defence at the UN's top court on Tuesday.
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