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18 March 2017 15:15

A Europe-based rights group has slammed the global community, particularly the UN and the EU, for hindering an independent probe into Myanmar’s crimes against Rohingya Muslims, warning that the persecuted minority group is suffering a “slow-burning genocide.” In a Friday interview with Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, Chairman of the European Rohingya Council Hla Kyaw expressed dissatisfaction with the outcome of the 34th...

18 March 2017 12:19

  A Europe-based rights group has slammed the global community, particularly the UN and the EU, for hindering an independent probe into Myanmar’s crimes against Rohingya Muslims, warning that the persecuted minority group is suffering a “slow-burning genocide.” In a Friday interview with Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, Chairman of the European Rohingya Council Hla Kyaw expressed dissatisfaction with the outcome of the 34th session of the UN...

18 March 2017 10:30

  A Europe-based rights group has slammed the global community, particularly the UN and the EU, for hindering an independent probe into Myanmar’s crimes against Rohingya Muslims, warning that the persecuted minority group is suffering a “slow-burning genocide.” In a Friday interview with Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, Chairman of the European Rohingya Council Hla Kyaw expressed dissatisfaction with the outcome of the 34th session of the UN...

9 March 2017 17:01

  Thousands of people from Myanmar have fled into China following recent intense clashes between the military and armed ethnic rebel groups, a senior Chinese official says. Geng Shuang, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, said at a regular press briefing in Beijing on Thursday that over 20,000 Myanmar refugees had taken shelter in China after violent clashes broke out between the Myanmarese...

1 March 2017 13:33

  The United Nations has on several occasions warned about large-scale violence being committed against minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, saying such acts of violence could amount to crimes against humanity. But Myanmar's government remains defiant, with the country’s military rejecting reports of gross human rights violations against the minority groups in the troubled state. Jahangir Mohammad, director of the...

28 February 2017 13:10

  A United Nations official has deplored “harrowing” acts of violence and discrimination against the Rohingya in Myanmar, calling on the country to put an end to its crackdown on the Muslim minority. Yanghee Lee, a UN envoy for a mission to Bangladesh to visit Rohingya Muslims fleeing neighboring Myanmar, said Monday that she had heard appalling accounts which proved that the...

19 February 2017 17:17

Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said Sunday, adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives. Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled across the border from Myanmar's Western state of Rakhine since October to escape a bloody crackdown by troops and police, Ahram Online reported. Dudu Mia, a...

16 February 2017 13:29

  Government officials in Myanmar say the army has ended the “clearance operations” in the country’s troubled Rakhine State, where a four-month, all-out military crackdown targeted ethnic Rohingya Muslims. “The situation in northern Rakhine has now stabilized. The clearance operations undertaken by the military have ceased, the curfew has been eased and there remains only a police presence to maintain the peace,” Myanmar’s...

7 February 2017 13:13

  Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Myanmarese government forces have committed “rape and other sexual violence” against women and girls of the Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority while carrying out their so-called counter-militancy operations in the western province of Rakhine.  The rights group on Monday strongly called on the Southeast Asian country to immediately endorse an independent and international probe into the alleged abuses against the...

29 January 2017 23:25

  A prominent Muslim lawyer and adviser to Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party has been assassinated along with a taxi driver outside the country’s busiest airport. Ko Ni was shot dead as he got into a taxi in front of the main terminal of Yangon International Airport at 5:00 pm (1030 GMT) on Sunday after returning from a government-led trip...

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