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The displacement of Rohingya is a regional crisis that needs regional solutions. The largest refugee camp in the world sits at the doorstep of ASEAN.
'Let this be a message to other perpetrators of mass atrocities, even those at the highest levels, including former heads of state, that such actions will not be tolerated and they will ultimately be brought to justice,' says US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert
None of the 720,000 Rohingya who fled Myanmar after a military crackdown in August last year volunteer to return
Pence adds to the pressure on Suu Kyi, who this week has had an Amnesty International honor revoked and faced sharp words from Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad
'Amnesty International cannot justify your continued status as a recipient of the Ambassador of Conscience award and so with great sadness we are hereby withdrawing it from you,' says the group
After Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad says he was 'very disappointed' with Aung San Suu Kyi's failure to defend the Rohingya in Myanmar, they stand side-by-side in the ASEAN photo-shoot
In a side event of the ASEAN summit, Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar is 'Southeast Asia's final frontier market... we have land, we have (a) good young working population, we have unexplored resources'
The neighboring countries declare that the first of more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims would be repatriated on November 15 amid warnings from humanitarian groups that conditions are not yet in place for a safe return
In rare good news, the Myanmar government has withdrawn the incitement case against the 3 journalists who reported critically on the financial management of Yangon
Facebook says it is working on rooting out abuse ahead of the Myanmar elections – but admits it had failed to do enough to prevent the incitement of violence
'We filed an appeal today on behalf of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo because the trial court's ruling was wrong,' says Reuters president and editor-in-chief Stephen J Adler
While official tallies have not yet been released by the Union Election Commission, preliminary results show the military-aligned Union Solidarity and Development Party has beaten Aung San Suu Kyi's party out on 3 seats
Marzuki Darusman, chair of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, says that beyond mass killings, the conflict include the ostracization of the targeted population, prevention of births, and widespread displacement in camps
The request is likely to run into opposition from China, which has friendly ties with Myanmar's military and has sought to shield Myanmar from action by the Security Council
Police arrest 3 journalists of a paper which criticized the Myanmar government's financial management, which is overseen by a protege of leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Once hailed as a global rights champion, Suu Kyi has fallen from grace due to her failure to speak up following a brutal military crackdown on Myanmar's Rohingya minority
The United Nations warns India that returning the men ignores the persecution they faced in Myanmar, and is a "flagrant denial" of their right to protection
The move is made official after Canada's Senate votes to revoke the symbolic honor
Aung San Suu Kyi's international reputation has become tarnished by her refusal to call out the atrocities by her nation's military against the Rohingya Muslims minority
Only 3 of the council's 47 members voted against the resolution: Philippines, China, and Burundi. Thirty-five voted in favor, while the rest either abstained or refrained from casting a vote.
(UPDATED) The State Department releases the report just as the United States announces $185 million in new funding for Rohingya refugees during a meeting on Myanmar at the United Nations
No country, organization or group has the 'right to interfere in and make decision over sovereignty of a country,' military-run newspaper Myawady quotes Min Aung Hlaing as telling troops in a speech on Sunday
Aside from their investigation into Myanmar's military crackdown in Rakhine, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have extensively covered other human rights issues in the country before
The UN's 444-page probe calls for the military's top leadership to be replaced and for the institution to have no further influence over the country's governance
The protesters lament the shrinking space for free expression in Myanmar
Myanmar police says escaped inmates hijacked a delivery truck and smashed through the gates of their jail
(UPDATED) 'They were not jailed because they were journalists' but because 'the court has decided that they had broken the Official Secrets Act,' says Aung San Suu Kyi
A fresh report from the UN rights office decries 'the instrumentalization of the law and of the courts by the government and military in what constitutes a political campaign against independent journalism'
Myanmar's government says the decision was 'of dubious legal merit,' according to a statement released by the president's office, adding the country was 'under no obligation' to respect the court ruling.
The International Criminal Court's 'pre-trial chamber...decided by majority the court may exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportations of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh'
Aung San Suu Kyi, who was herself subjected to house arrest for some 15 years, relying on foreign media to highlight her plight, has been widely-condemned for her silence on the case and verdict
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(3rd UPDATE) The Myanmar court finds Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo guilty of violating the Official Secrets Act, a draconian British colonial-era law
There are no concrete figures on how many children are still among the estimated 500,000 troops that serve in Myanmar's military or the ethnic rebel armies
No casualties have yet been reported but state media says more than 63,000 people in Bago region were affected after the Swar Chaung dam overflowed early Wednesday morning, August 29
(UPDATED) No casualties have yet been reported but more than 12,600 people have taken shelter in about 30 temporary camps, Ministry of Social Welfare director Phyu Lae Lae Tun says
(UPDATED) Myanmar is under immense pressure over last year's military crackdown that pushed more than 700,000 of the Muslim minority into Bangladesh
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Facebook says they will continue to investigate instances of 'devastating violence' around the world incited by users on the platform
'We want to prevent them from using our service to further inflame ethnic and religious tensions,' Facebook says in a post
(UPDATED) A UN-backed fact-finding mission into violations in Myanmar said the country's 'top military generals, including Commander-in-Chief Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, must be investigated and prosecuted for genocide in the north of Rakhine State'
(UPDATED) Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in Myanmar's Insein prison since December
(UPDATED) The Rohingya exodus continues today, as refugees continue to trickle over the border throughout this year
Prayers are offered in makeshift mosques across southern Bangladesh to celebrate the Islamic festival of sacrifice as cows are slaughtered in muddy fields across the sprawling camps
Four Myanmar military and border guard commanders are accused by the US of leading violent campaigns against the Muslim Rohingya
Artificial intelligence flags about 52% of all the content Facebook removes in Myanmar before it is reported by users, the company reports
Different teams of investigators in the world's biggest refugee camp in Bangladesh are quietly documenting what the Myanmar Muslim minority suffered in 2017
About 6,000 Rohingya are stuck in a narrow 'no mans land' and relies only on international aid sent by Bangladesh
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(UPDATED) Evacuation orders have been issued in several areas, while some 163 camps have been set up for displaced people in southern, eastern and central parts country