Rappler's latest stories on Rohingya crisis
Aid agencies says the island was 'isolated' and 'flood-prone'
The inquiry comes as around a million Rohingya in vast camps in Bangladesh face increasing hostility two years after fleeing a military offensive in Myanmar
'Myanmar continues to harbor genocidal intent and the Rohingya remain under serious risk of genocide,' UN investigators say in their final report on Myanmar
'We've seen Myanmar could not win Rohingya's trust in creating a conducive situation (in Rakhine) for their dignified return,' says Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
'She should step up and really speak out for the treatment that the Rohingya had suffered for decades,' says Yanghee Lee, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights to Myanmar
Bangladesh refugee commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam says he is 'optimistic' about a new repatriation process scheduled to start on Thursday, August 22
'They are refugees. As much as we can do for them, we will,' the 93-year-old premier tells reporters on the sidelines of a business forum in Bangkok
ASEAN leaders meeting in Bangkok this weekend must 'drastically rethink' their response to the crisis, according to Brad Adams of Human Rights Watch
(UPDATED) About 200 more are thought to be trapped at sea in Thai waters
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
Lawyer Than Zaw Aung says the date for the appeal hearing has been set for December 24 at the Yangon regional court
Other top officials at an international meeting in Nepal do not mention the conflict, which has overshadowed many of Suu Kyi's international appearances
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'
'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
"She knows that mass murder is not a state secret and that exposing it doesn't turn a journalist into a spy," says human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on the need for free press in Myanmar
(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
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.
(UPDATED) The Rohingya exodus continues today, as refugees continue to trickle over the border throughout this year
The military says in a Facebook post that Major General Maung Maung Soe, the former head of the western command in Rakhine, has been 'purged' for poor performance
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.
United Nations agencies will initially carry out assessments in Rakhine state, which has been largely closed to outsiders since the Rohingya crisis began
'Definitely the term is divisive,' says sociologist Su-Ann Oh, who has done fieldwork in refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border since 2005
Myanmar has repeatedly said it is ready for repatriation, but no date has been given for the return
While it noted a resolve to 'protect human rights,' it failed to condemn member state Myanmar's treatment of the Muslim-minority Rohingya
The Philippine leader says he 'pities' the democracy icon, who now faces criticism for her silence on the persecution of the Rohingya
Bangladesh sends the list of names to Myanmar authorities so repatriations could start in late January under an accord between the two governments
Francis, the first pope to visit Muslim-majority Bangladesh in 31 years, arrives in a locally-made popemobile at Suhrawardy Udyan park where nearly 100,000 people wait to celebrate the mass
'Our approach is always and will be to offer a negotiation space,' says EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, after visiting refugee camps along Bangladesh's border with Myanmar
No details were given on what concrete steps Beijing might take
(UPDATED) Robert Watkins, the UN resident coordinator in Dhaka, says the country should instead look for new sites to build more camps
General Min Aung Hlaing insists the 'clearance operations' in northern Rakhine state are aimed at flushing out Rohingya militants who attacked police posts
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the stakes were high for Aung San Suu Kyi's Tuesday speech, calling it a 'last chance' to stop the unfolding humanitarian calamity
An agreed statement expressing concern could have led to further action but the move by China and Russia was seen as a clear signal that Myanmar should be left off the council agenda
On World Refugee Day the UN refugee agency and the Quirino Foundation recall the Philippines proud history as a refugee haven
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
After a 17 nation summit in Bangkok can the ASEAN pressure Myanmar to stop persecuting Rohingya Muslims and crack down on human trafficking?
The move comes as the US offers to launch reconnaissance flights over the Bay of Bengal to locate any remaining vessels with thousands of Bangladeshi and Myanmar boat people still believed to be stranded at sea
If history were to serve any purpose it would be to show us that given a chance refugees be they from Eastern Europe in the 50s or Indochina from the 80s will flourish and prosper