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Myanmar frees soldiers jailed for Rohingya massacre

May 28, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Prisons department director general Myint Soe tells journalists the soldiers were 'no longer in detention,' declining to give any further information.

Rohingya refugees, who landed on an isolated northern shore near the Malaysia-Thai border, huddle in a group in Kangar on March 1, 2019, following their detention by Malaysian immigration authorities. Photo by Ismael Kamaldin/AFP

Jailed Reuters reporters wait for Myanmar Supreme Court decision

Mar 26, 2019 - 10:13 PM

Rights groups have heaped pressure on Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to use her influence to secure a pardon, but she has so far refused to intervene

WA LONE. Reuters journalists Wa Lone (L) speaks to journalists outside the northern district court in Yangon on January 23, 2018. File photo by Aung Kyaw Htet / AFP

'No proof' Myanmar military persecuted Rohingya – army chief

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:28 PM

Min Aung Hlaing doubles down on previous claims, arguing 'there is no certain proof that the national army was involved in the persecution' of Rohingya

ROHINGYA CRISIS. In this file photo, Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects a major bridge near capital Naypyidaw along Yangon to Mandalay highway damaged by rampaging flood waters from Swar Chaung dam on August 29, 2018. File photo by Thet Aung/AFP

U.N. expert visits Bangladesh Rohingya 'relocation' island

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:49 PM

Bangladesh is spending $280 million transforming Bhashan Char, a muddy silt islet that only emerged from the sea two decades ago, into a camp for some of the refugees

ROHINGYA. United Nations Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee looks on at a press conference after addressing her report before the Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 12, 2018.File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Bangladesh to seal off Rohingya camps during election

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:43 PM

The Election Commission ordered authorities to prevent refugees being exploited during election campaigning

Rally to mark 1 year since arrest of Myanmar Reuters journalists

Dec 12, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Supporters will gather in downtown Yangon as Reuters invites people from around the world to post photos on social media of the 'thumbs up' gesture that became a symbol of the pair's court appearances

THUMBS UP. Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (C) is escorted by police to a courtroom in Yangon on September 3, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

'Ongoing genocide' against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims – U.N.

Oct 25, 2018 - 9:52 AM

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

CRISIS. This file photo taken on October 09, 2017 shows Rohingya refugees wait after crossing the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh in Whaikhyang on October 9, 2017. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Myanmar army should be removed from politics – UN probe

Sep 18, 2018 - 3:41 PM

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

POLITICS? Myanmar soldiers march in formation during a military parade in Naypyidaw on March 27, 2018 to mark the 73rd Armed Forces Day. File photo by Thet Aung/AFP

Myanmar rejects ICC decision over Rohingya crisis

Sep 07, 2018 - 11:49 PM

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.

NO HOME. In this photograph taken on November 12, 2017, women hold children at a makeshift camp in Rakhine state in Myanmar. File photo by Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP

ICC can rule on Rohingya deportations from Myanmar

Sep 07, 2018 - 12:19 PM

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'

ROHINGYA. This photograph taken on September 12, 2017 shows Rohingya refugees arriving by boat at Shah Parir Dwip on the Bangladesh side of the Naf River after fleeing violence in Myanmar. Photo by Adib Chowdhury/AFP

Myanmar army chief must be prosecuted for 'genocide' – UN probe

Aug 27, 2018 - 4:29 PM

(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'

MIN AUNG HLAING. Myanmar military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing speaks during the second day of 'Sin Phyu Shin' joint military exercises in the Ayeyarwaddy delta region on February 3, 2018. File photo by Lynn Bo Bo/AFP

Rohingya mark Eid, one year after Myanmar crisis began

Aug 22, 2018 - 6:25 PM

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

PRAYERS. Rohingya refugees offer Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jamtoli refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 22, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Reuters reporters to face Myanmar trial for 'breaking' secrecy law

Jul 09, 2018 - 4:03 PM

(UPDATED) Myanmar nationals Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been held in custody for nearly 7 months for pre-trial hearings

PRESS FREEDOM. Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (center) speaks to reporters as he is escorted by police from a courthouse following his ongoing pre-trial hearing in Yangon on July 9, 2018. Photo by Myo Kyaw Soe/AFP

[OPINION] Myanmar is now erasing the Rohingya's very name

Jun 17, 2018 - 2:00 PM

News organizations are being prohibited from using the word 'Rohingya' in their shows

ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Rohingya refugees mark first Eid since Myanmar crackdown

Jun 16, 2018 - 8:57 PM

The camp's mosques are full on Saturday morning as refugees pray for safety from flash floods and sudden landslides. Later, hundreds of refugees stage an hour-long protest.

PRAYERS. Rohingya Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at a camp mosque in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on June 16, 2018. Photo by AFP

Rohingya will be safe in areas 'designated' for them – Myanmar army chief

May 05, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Army chief Min Aung Hlaing also cast doubt on the allegations raised by refugees in Bangladesh, many of whom shared stories of extrajudicial killings, arson and rape

REFUGEES. Rohingya refugees travel on an open-back truck on Teknaf-Cox's Bazar highway near Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, on September 3, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Rumi/AFP

Myanmar army chief denies rape of Rohingya as UN visits

May 01, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Rohingya women and girls in Bangladesh have provided consistent accounts of sexual violence – reports verified by conflict monitors – but Min Aung Hlaing says his forces have 'no such history of sexual abuse'

ON ROHINGYA. Myanmar military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing speaks during the second day of 'Sin Phyu Shin' joint military exercises in the Ayeyarwaddy delta region on February 3, 2018. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/AFP

Despite UN warnings, Myanmar vows early Rohingya return

Apr 13, 2018 - 3:54 PM

Myanmar has repeatedly said it is ready for repatriation, but no date has been given for the return

REFUGEES. Rohingya refugees travel on an open-back truck on Teknaf-Cox's Bazar highway near Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, on September 3, 2017. File photo by Jasmin Rumi/AFP

Conditions in Myanmar 'not conducive' to Rohingya return – UN

Apr 08, 2018 - 4:25 PM

(UPDATED) The United Nations says Myanmar must still address 'critical issues of freedom of movement, social cohesion, livelihoods, and access to services'

NO HOME. In this photograph taken on November 12, 2017, women hold children at a makeshift camp in Rakhine state in Myanmar, where hundreds of Rohingya Muslims wait in makeshift camps before finding a way to cross over into Bangladesh. Photo by Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP

U.S. Holocaust Museum strips rights award from Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The Museum says it is rescinding the award due to Aung San Suu Kyi's inaction over what it called 'mounting evidence of genocide' committed by the Myanmar military against civilians from the Rohingya minority

EMPOWERMENT. Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi tells business leaders at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on November 12, 2017, that women should be given more decision-making roles. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Unliked: How Facebook is playing a part in the Rohingya genocide

Jan 05, 2018 - 9:47 AM

Facebook’s virtual coercive is one of division, competing realities and a lack of mutual acceptance. In Facebook’s virtual coercive, fiction is reality and lies can validate.

PLIGHT OF THE ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017, shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp at Cox's Bazar. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

U.S. lawmakers seek to slap new sanctions on Myanmar military

Nov 04, 2017 - 3:25 PM

House Republicans and Democrats introduce legislation that would curtail assistance or cooperation with Myanmar's military, and require the White House to identify senior military officials who would have US visa bans imposed or reimposed against them.

Rohingya Muslim refugees who were stranded after leaving Myanmar walk towards the Balukhali refugee camp after crossing the border in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on November 2, 2017. More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country. / AFP PHOTO / Dibyangshu SARKAR

The week in photos: October 28-November 3, 2017

Nov 04, 2017 - 8:44 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Rohingya refugee childrens walk at Moynerghona refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on October 29, 2017.Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed. More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country. / AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA

Over 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, UN says

Oct 22, 2017 - 11:50 PM

Authorities in Bangladesh are bracing for another possible surge in Rohingya arrivals

Rohingya Muslim refugees wait to receive food distributed by a Turkish aid agency at Thaingkhali refugee camp in Ukhia on October 21, 2017. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims stranded near Bangladesh's border this week after fleeing violence in Myanmar have finally been permitted to enter refugee camps after "strict screening", officials said on Ocotber 19. / AFP PHOTO / TAUSEEF MUSTAFA

Mengajak Eva bermain: Gadis kecil Rohingya yang kini sebatang kara

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:56 AM

Anak perempuan 9 tahun itu masih mengalami trauma. Tim Medis Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) mengadakan trauma healing untuk pulihkan kondisi psikologis anak-anak Rohingya

Dr Rizal dari Tim Medis ACT (kiri) berfoto bersama Eva, gadis 9 tahun Rohingya yang kehilangan anggota keluarganya. Foto dari ACT

Myanmar's army chief says Rohingya exodus 'exaggerated'

Oct 12, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Min Aung Hlaing blames 'instigation and propaganda' by the media, and also insists the Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh are just returning to their motherland

A Rohingya Muslim refugee takes shelter from the rain at the registration center in Teknaf in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on October 6, 2017. Bangladesh on October 5 announced it would build one of the world's biggest refugee camps to house all the 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims who have sought asylum from violence in Myanmar. The arrival of more than half a million Rohingya Muslims from Buddhist-dominated Myanmar since August 25 has put an immense strain on camps in Bangladesh where there are growing fears of a disease epidemic.  / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

At least 14 dead as Rohingya refugee boat sinks off Bangladesh

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:20 AM

(UPDATED) Coast guard and border guard officials say the boat was overloaded with about 100 people when it sank in the mouth of the Naf river

Bangladesh police hunt man who married Rohingya refugee

Oct 08, 2017 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) Marriages between Bangladeshis and Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim refugees are banned in Bangladesh

Bangladesh's mega refugee camp plan 'dangerous' – UN official

Oct 07, 2017 - 8:09 PM

(UPDATED) Robert Watkins, the UN resident coordinator in Dhaka, says the country should instead look for new sites to build more camps

SCRAMBLE FOR RELIEF. People distribute relief supplies for Rohingya Muslim refugees at Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi locality of Ukhia on September 16, 2017. File photo by Dominique Faget/AFP

The week in photos: September 30-October 6, 2017

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SLUTWALK. Women's rights activists march against gender inequalities during what the organizers called 'the third annual Amber Rose SlutWalk' in downtown Los Angeles, California on October 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Rohingya fleeing Myanmar say army redoubling push to clear villages

Oct 04, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Myanmar's Rakhine state is already emptied of half of its Rohingya population, and more are on the move

Rohingya Muslim refugees disembark from a boat to go in a camp for refugees after they crossed the border from Myanmar, in Teknaf on October 3, 2017. The United Nations has said it would seek $430 million to increase operations in the camps along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The Rohingya Muslims have poured across the frontier to escape a military crackdown in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.  / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

The week in photos: September 23-29, 2017

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:01 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CRISIS CASUALTIES. Dead bodies of Rohingya Muslim refugees lay on the shore of Inani beach, near Cox's Bazar on September 28, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Bangladesh evicts Rohingya from roadside camps as space runs out

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Around 421,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since August 25, the UN says, overwhelming the ill-equipped refugee camps along the border

Bangladesh to build 14,000 shelters for Rohingya

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Bangladesh authorities says they will build a massive camp on an 800-hectare plant for homeless Rohingya Muslim refugees

ROHINGYA. This picture taken on May 14, 2015 shows Rohingya migrants on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

UN warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Muslims

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:42 PM

The UN warning came as it emerged the Dalai Lama had written to Aung San Suu Kyi urging Myanmar s de facto civilian leader to find a peaceful solution to the crisis

Rohingya refugees travel on an open-back truck on Teknaf-Cox's Bazar highway near Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, on September 3, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Rumi/AFP

Ayo, bantu ringankan derita etnis Rohingya

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:25 PM

KitaBisa com menggalang donasi untuk menyelamatkan Muslim Rohingya di Rakhine Myanmar

Ribuan rumah terbakar dan Muslim etnis Rohingya kembali menjadi korban di Rakhine, Myanmar, pada 1 September 2017. Foto dari ACT/KitaBisa.com

Bangladesh sends back 90 Rohingya despite violence

Aug 27, 2017 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED The villagers are caught en route to a refugee camp where thousands of Rohingya already live in squalid conditions

Fleeing Rohingya refugees rests under a makeshift shelter near Ukhiya on the Bangladesh border on August 27, 2017, after violence erupted in bordering Myanmar's Rakhine state. Bangladesh has detained and forcibly returned 90 Rohingya migrants to Myanmar, police said on August 27, just hours after Myanmarese troops on the other side of the border had opened fire on people fleeing the country. / AFP PHOTO / Sam JAHAN

Myanmar gov't probe finds no campaign of abuse against Rohingya

Aug 06, 2017 - 5:56 PM

The Myanmar government says excessive actions against the Rohingya minority were likely committed by low ranking individual members of the security forces

(FILES) In this photograph taken on November 26, 2016, Myanmar Rohingya refugees look on in a refugee camp in Teknaf, in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar At least 21,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Banfladesh following violence in Myanmar, the International Organisation for Migration has said. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

UN pushes Myanmar to release detained Rohingya children

Apr 09, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Minors are among those detained following an army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims

This picture taken on May 14, 2015 shows Rohingya migrants on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Muslim man found dead after speaking to media in restive Myanmar state

Dec 23, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The 41 year old man s headless body is discovered floating in a river

This handout photograph taken on December 12, 2016 and released on December 13, 2016 by the Myanmar State Counsellor Office shows an aerial view of a burned out village in Maungdaw, Myanmar's Rakhine state near the Bangladesh border, during a Rakhine State Investigation Commission inspection.  Myanmar has called an emergency ASEAN meeting to discuss the Rohingya crisis, a diplomat said on December 12, 2016, as regional tensions deepen over a bloody military crackdown on the country's Muslim minority. / AFP PHOTO / STATE COUNSELLOR OFFICE / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / STATE COUNSELLOR OFFICE" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Menlu Retno akan bertemu Suu Kyi di Myanmar bahas masalah Rohingya

Dec 06, 2016 - 10:27 AM

Puluhan warga Muslim Rohingya tewas dan lebih dari 1 000 rumah terbakar akibat konflik di Rakhine State

Kaum minoritas Muslim Rohingya di depan sebuah toko di kamp pengungsian di Sittwe, Myanmar, pada 7 September 2016. Foto oleh Romeo Gacad/AFP

Critics round on Myanmar's Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

Nov 25, 2016 - 6:14 PM

Suu Kyi Myanmar s de facto leader sees her halo start to slip since her party took power this year after winning the country s first free elections in a generation

AUNG SAN SUU KYI. Myanmar State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a press conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on November 4, 2016. File photo by Toshi Kitamura/AFP

CEK FAKTA: Siapakah Rohingya dan mengapa mereka termarjinalkan?

Nov 22, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Siapakah kaum Rohingya? Mengapa mereka tak diakui? Berikut adalah informasi penting untuk diketahui demi memahami penderitaan orang kaum termarjinalkan ini

Menteri Agama ajak umat Islam Indonesia doakan Muslim Rohingya di Myanmar

Nov 21, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Setidaknya dalam satu bulan terakhir 69 Muslim Rohingya telah jadi korban dalam konflik kemanusiaan

Warga Muslim Rohingya berjalan kaki di daerah Sittwe, Myanmar, pada 7 September 2016. Foto oleh Romeo Gacad/AFP

70 warga Rohingya Myanmar tewas di Rakhine

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Pasukan bersenjata Myanmar telah menduduki Rakhine sejak 9 Oktober 2016

Tentara bersenjata Myanmar saat berpatroli di Rakhine, dekat perbatasan dengan Bangladesh pada 12 November 2016. Foto dari AFP

Blaze destroys hundreds of homes in Myanmar Rohingya camp

May 03, 2016 - 7:10 PM

UPDATED Initial reports suggest 14 are injured says the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

epa05287917 Rohingya woman cries near after a fire accident at a Baw Du Ba Muslim (Rohingya) internally displaced person (IDPs) camp near Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 03 May 2016. The fire broke out in the morning of 03 May 2016 at Rohingya IDPs camp which burned down 55 buildings, each with 8 rooms, making 1744 IDPs from 435 households homeless. EPA/NYUNT WIN

Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'angry at being interviewed by Muslim'

Mar 26, 2016 - 12:11 PM

Peter Popham writes about the outburst in an article for The Independent published online Friday March 25 and says it was relayed to him by a reliable source

 Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after meeting with newly-appointed minister from National League of Democracy party at the parliament building in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 25, 2016. Photo by Hein Htet/EPA

Anti-migrant protests in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine

Jun 14, 2015 - 4:36 PM

Around 500 people backed by dozens of monks gather under heavy rain in the state capital Sittwe chanting slogans

GLOBAL CRISIS. This file photo taken on May 14, 2015, shows Rohingya migrants on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman. Christophe Archambault/AFP

Myanmar escorting boatload of 700 migrants to Rakhine state

Jun 02, 2015 - 9:34 PM

Myanmar s navy escorts a boatload of more than 700 migrants towards its western state of Rakhine 5 days after it was found adrift in the Bay of Bengal

'RESCUE.' Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh rescued by the Myanmar navy sit inside buildings at a temporary refugee camp in the village of Aletankyaw in the Maungdaw township of northern Rakhine state, Myanmar, 23 May 2015. Photo by Nyunt Win / EPA

Rohingya: The people ASEAN refuses to name

May 31, 2015 - 10:13 PM

After a 17 nation summit in Bangkok can the ASEAN pressure Myanmar to stop persecuting Rohingya Muslims and crack down on human trafficking?