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The rare action against military members comes as Myanmar faces charges of genocide at the United Nations' top court over a brutal 2017 crackdown against the Rohingya
'It’s a credit to the community in Aceh who pushed hard and took risks so that these children, women and men could be brought to shore. They have shown the best of humanity,' says Amnesty International
The 71-year-old man is among at least 29 Rohingya to have tested positive for the virus in the Bangladeshi camps
The contents of Myanmar's report will remain confidential until its judges decide to make it public
Emergency teams race to prevent a coronavirus 'nightmare' in the world's largest refugee settlement after the first confirmed cases are found in a sprawling city of shacks housing nearly a million Rohingya
(UPDATED) The World Health Organization clarifies one case is of a Rohingya man and the other is of a local man who lives near the camp and is being treated at a clinic inside the area
A Navy vessel transports hundreds of freed prisoners from Yangon to western Rakhine state, where most Rohingya live under tight movement restrictions and in conditions Amnesty International has condemned as 'apartheid'
The latest developments have sparked concerns of a repeat of a 2015 crisis when many Rohingya died at sea after Southeast Asian nations turned their boats back
At least 382 'starving' Rohingya refugees are found floating in a large boat
With coronavirus fears gripping the country, calls amplify for low-risk inmates to be released from Myanmar's 'horribly overcrowded and unsanitary' jails
Authorities are investigating an information that 3 people, who escaped to sea after bringing the boat into Malaysian waters, were operatives of a human smuggling ring
Local media report that a pilot program involving more than 10,000 students will be launched soon, with UNICEF and Dhaka jointly designing the curriculum
On Monday, January 27, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to internationally-renowned lawyer Paul Reichler to discuss the first international court ruling against Myanmar, how it is going to be enforced, and what led him to take on the case
Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK) dismisses the findings as a 'blatant PR exercise'
The nearly 200 arrested Rohingya Muslims are taken to either Thechaung camp or transported further north to Ngakhuya camp in Maungdaw township
Gambia’s request to the ICJ for 'provisional measures' can sound like modest, polite legal parlance.... The request is in fact an urgent cry to the world to end impunity and punish genocide in Myanmar.
Lawyers for Gambia say her arguments that Myanmar's 2017 military crackdown was a 'clearance operation' targeting militants ignored widespread allegations of mass murder, rape and forced deportation
(3rd UPDATE) Myanmar's civilian leader rejects the 'misleading and incomplete' allegations by The Gambia that Myanmar's 2017 military operation amounted to an attempt to exterminate the Rohingya
Bangladesh's refugee commissioner Mahhbub Alam Talukder confirms that construction has begun but declines to comment further
Political analysts say Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's appearance before The Hague is 'unprecedented and also very unwise'
Aung San Suu Kyi is set to face the International Court of Justice next week to defend Myanmar against charges it committed genocide against the Muslim minority risks further damaging her already tattered overseas reputation
The probe will look at allegations of 'systematic acts of violence,' deportation as a crime against humanity, and persecution on the grounds of ethnicity or religion against the Rohingyas
Aid agencies says the island was 'isolated' and 'flood-prone'
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the ASEAN-UN Summit in Bangkok, with Myanmar's de facto head Aung San Suu Kyi in the room
Rights groups warn the island, which emerged from the sea only about 2 decades ago, might not be able to withstand violent storms during the annual monsoon season
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
Senator Leila de Lima says the Philippine vote against the United Nations resolution supporting democratic transition in Myanmar is not in line with Filipino values
'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
Rohingya leader Mohammad Noor says there is now 'tense' atmosphere in the camps and refugees are 'living in panic'
The report describes grisly violence at the hands of soldiers and Buddhist vigilantes, who allegedly attacked villagers with guns, knives, rocket launchers and grenades before dumping bodies into pits and dousing them with acid
The rally marks two years since the Rohingya fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar forces
The incident comes 2 days after a second failed attempt to repatriate the refugees, who say they won't return unless they are promised security and citizenship in their homeland
This latest repatriation attempt follows a visit last month to the camps by high-ranking officials from Myanmar led by Permanent Foreign Secretary Myint Thu
Resentment, anger, and fear creep in as Rohingya refugee numbers swell in Bangladesh
Bangladesh refugee commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam says he is 'optimistic' about a new repatriation process scheduled to start on Thursday, August 22
Some 740,000 Rohingya who fled a crackdown by Myanmar's military in 2017 in Rakhine state still fear for their safety if they return to Myanmar
The US State Department says it is taking action against army chief Min Aung Hlaing and the others after finding credible evidence they were involved in the violence two years ago
The International Organization for Migration says heavy rains triggered mudslides in the refugee camps, destroying some 4,889 tarpaulin and bamboo shacks
At least 26 landslides are reported in makeshift camps built on hills near the border with Myanmar
'The military and government have not neglected the issue and have been trying to take action against those who committed abuses,' says Myanmar military spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Htun
Fatou Bensouda will now 'submit a request for an authorization to open an investigation into this situation,' the Hague-based International Criminal Court says in a statement
'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
The boat is discovered on June 11 in the Tarutao Marine National Park in southern Thailand, some 400 kilometers from the border of Myanmar
'The problem lies with Myanmar as they don't want to take back the Rohingyas by any means,' says Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Amnesty International says it is 'astonishing' the report failed to mention the military atrocities that drove the Rohingya out, the continued segregation of those who remained, or ongoing armed conflict in Rakhine
Prisons department director general Myint Soe tells journalists the soldiers were 'no longer in detention,' declining to give any further information.
'Over a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have now been jointly registered and provided with identity cards by Bangladesh authorities and UNHCR,' spokesman Andrej Mahecic tells reporters in Geneva