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7 May 2018 15:27

  Foreign ministers from Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) have launched a campaign to mobilize international support for action against Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis. Foreign ministers and diplomats of 53-member organization set up a campaign committee during two days of talks in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Sunday. OIC Secretary General Yousef bin Ahmed al-Othaimeen said the new committee would "mobilize...

3 May 2018 11:25

  Rohingya refugees are facing fresh turmoil as the monsoon season fast approaches in Bangladesh. Some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have lived in refugee camps there since last August, after fleeing neighboring Myanmar. They escaped from soldiers and gunfire, mobs that stormed through their villages, killing, raping, and burning. Living in clusters of bamboo and plastic huts, built amid endless waves of steep hills, the...

30 April 2018 9:36

  A Myanmar police officer who shocked observers by testifying against his force when he described their effort to “entrap” two Reuters journalists has been sentenced to jail, a police spokesman said Monday. Deputy police major Moe Yan Naing was brought out as a prosecution witness earlier this month in a pre-trial hearing against the journalists, who face up to 14 years...

26 March 2018 15:16

  Thousands of Rohingya refugees in India are facing a food and health crisis amid deportation threats. The dire situation of Rohingya, who fled Myanmar due to a state-sanctioned persecution campaign, is compounded by the fact that India is not a signatory to international refugee conventions.

19 March 2018 19:22

  Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been greeted by street protests in Australia over her response to the Southeast Asian country's ongoing violent campaign against persecuted Rohingya Muslims. The protests were attended by Rohingya supporters and human rights activists who chanted "Go Home Aung San Suu Kyi" and were held as Suu Kyi arrived in Australia's most populous city, Sydney, for a...

16 March 2018 9:24

  Myanmar’s government has been shuttling Buddhist nationals to repopulate the north of Rakhine State, which used to be dominated by minority Rohingya Muslims before they were driven out or killed in a campaign of state-sponsored violence. The Buddhists, ethnic Rakhines from the south of the state, are being transferred to the state’s north, where Rohingya villages have already been torched or bulldozed...

14 March 2018 9:45

The UN Secretary General's Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide says all the evidence he has received shows that the Myanmar government tried to utterly destroy Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. On Tuesday, Adama Dieng said that if the evidence recently presented to him was proven, it would "constitute the crime of genocide." Dieng made the remarks following a trip to...

12 March 2018 9:35

  An international rights organization has revealed that Myanmar’s military forces are building army bases in locations where Rohingya Muslims used to live before a campaign of state-sponsored violence drove them out. Since late 2016, Myanmar’s armed forces joined by Buddhist mobs have launched a campaign of terror against Muslim families living in Rakhine State, killing and raping them, and torching their...

10 March 2018 18:39

  Some 6,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who have been displaced from their homes in Myanmar and are locked outside the border with Bangladesh are not willing to return home, a new report says. The report, published on Saturday by the Associated Press, showed that many of refugees now living in squalid tents in no-man’s-land between Myanmar and Bangladesh have no intention of...

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