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Referring to them as "Bengalis", which is how most people in Myanmar describe the Rohingya community since the government banned the term in 2016, he said: "Sixty per cent of the Bengali people are living closely with our ethnic Rakhine people in peace. They have not left the country." The claim ...
TEKNAF - More than 100 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since Wednesday, with the latest refugees saying army operations are continuing in troubled Rakhine State, raising doubts about plans to send back 655,500 who had already fled. Scores more were waiting to cross ...

TEKNAF, Bangladesh: More than 100 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since Wednesday, with the latest refugees saying army operations are continuing in troubled Rakhine State, raising doubts about plans to send back 655,500 who had already fled. Scores more were ...
Authorities in Myanmar continue to deny the manifold stories of rape and mass killing that have emerged since their crackdown began in August as a retaliation for attacks by Rohingya insurgents. journalists have been barred from Rakhine State, where most of the counterinsurgency "clearance operations" ...
With more than 650,000 people fleeing their homes, the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority by the Myanmar military has reached unprecedented proportions. But patterns of serious human rights abuses and restrictions on humanitarian aid at the hands of the military are neither unprecedented nor ...
It was a rare admission of wrongdoing by the Myanmar military during its operations in the western state of Rakhine. The army launched a sweeping counteroffensive in the north of the state in response to Rohingya militant attacks on 25 August, triggering an exodus of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim ...

Amnesty International has called for an independent investigation as the Myanmar army admitted for the first time that its soldiers murdered 10 Rohingya Muslims. The remains of the victims in question were found buried in a mass grave outside Inn Din, a village in Maungdaw, Rakhine State, in December.
Myanmar's military says its security forces killed 10 captured Rohingya Muslims. It's the military's first admission of wrongdoing since it launched an operation to crack down on Rohingya militants last August. The military said on Wednesday that 4 security force members and Buddhist villagers killed the 10 ...
A Myanmar court has charged two Reuters journalists, who were covering the crisis of Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State, of allegedly violating a national secrecy law. Myanmar reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were formally indicted by prosecutors in Yangon on Wednesday for breaching the ...
Myanmar's military has admitted its security forces and Buddhist villagers killed 10 Rohingya Muslims whose bodies were found in a mass grave in a village in troubled Rakhine State. The statement is the army's first public acknowledgement of wrongdoing since it launched "clearance operations" against ...
The police officers had worked in Rakhine State, where security forces are blamed for rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims that have sparked the exodus of some 650,000 people to ... The Official secrets Act dates back to 1923, when Myanmar, then known as Burma, was a province of British India.
A court in Bangladesh has upheld a law which bans Rohingya Muslims from getting married in the country. The 2014 law forbids registrars from officiating at unions with Bangladeshi nationals and between Rohingya couples, after the government said it was being abused to obtain citizenship. More than ...
Attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation army (Arsa) last year sparked military reprisals that drove about 650,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh. It now says it was behind an ambush on a military truck in Rakhine State on Friday that injured three people. The group, seen as terrorists by Myanmar's ...
Mandalay, Myanmar -- Myawady Sayadaw, a crimson-robed monk whose eyes dance behind round spectacles, casts himself as a genial warrior in Myanmar's long struggle against military rule. Inside his monastery stands a tall stone monument to students killed in pro-democracy protests. In 2007, he ...
China has, however, brokered a plausible solution to the Rohingya crisis by gaining both Bangladesh's and Myanmar's agreement that the Rohingya refugees will be repatriated to Myanmar, resettled in Rakhine province and extended "poverty alleviation" measures. Of course, much is unsaid, but is this not ...
Bangkok -- A resistance group in Myanmar claimed responsibility on Sunday for an ambush of government forces in Rakhine State that left three people ... The government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, has denied most Rohingya citizenship and considers them to be "illegal immigrants" from ...
Rohingya rebels attacked an army truck in Myanmar's restive Rakhine State and wounded five soldiers, state media said. A spokesman for the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) claimed responsibility for the ambush on Friday. "A vehicle ... was attacked by 20 insurgents from the mountain using ...

Myanmar's president calls for rewrite of military-drafted Constitution, fair treatment for minorities amid Rohingya crisis ... Myanmar's president called for a reform to the country's military-drafted constitution and justice for recognized minorities as over half a million Muslims in the country's Rakhine State have been pushed out ...
The government of Myanmar (also called Burma) recognizes over 100 ethnic minority groups--but not the Rohingya. The term "Rohingya" generally refers to Muslim communities in Myanmar's coastal region of Rakhine, people whom the government classifies as "Bengali" in reference to their traditional ties ...
On Oct. 9, 2016 around 400 Rohingya Muslims from an insurgent movement known as Harakan Al Yaqin simultaneous attacked three Burmese Border Guard police headquarters in Rakhine State. The HaY, which later changed its name to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation army, or ARSA, was poorly armed.
Violence against Rohingya people is increasingly welcomed, and then celebrated online. This virtual coercive serves the Myanmar military's interests. The military junta's monopoly on information has provided little arena to foster media literacy. Such propaganda in this virtual coercive of anti-Rohingya ...
An estimated 620,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh following persecution from the Burmese military in their native state of Rakhine, since August. The United Nations described the military offensive in Rakhine, which provoked the exodus, as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing". Myanmar's ...
In Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, hatred for the Rohingya runs far deeper than the fears over Islamist terrorism that the army has used to justify a ruthless, four-month crackdown in the western state of Rakhine. soldiers have killed, raped or maimed thousands of Rohingya, according to international ...
U.S. levies sanctions against Myanmar general for violence against Rohingya Muslims ... But the relationship has soured since Myanmar's crackdown in Rakhine State, which has forced 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh and, according to aid group Doctors without Borders, left thousands ...
satellite images show that dozens of Rohingya villages were burned the week Myanmar signed an agreement with Bangladesh to repatriate hundreds of thousands of refugees, Human Rights Watch has claimed. The evidence that villages were still being damaged as late as 2 December contradicted ...
"Myanmar is not a trustworthy partner in this negotiation," Adem Caroll, director for the nonprofit advocacy group Burma Task Force, told CNBC recently. "It is troubling because the Myanmar government officials have said on the record that they will not take back the displaced people of Rakhine State.".
Writing in poor English, Royal said he was a Rohingya student living in Myanmar's western Rakhine State. The Rohingya are a predominantly Muslim ethnic group whose members have lived in Rakhine state for centuries. Most of Myanmar's Buddhist majority population considers the Rohingya to be ...
At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in the month after violence broke out in Myanmar in August, Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says. Based on surveys of refugees in Bangladesh, the number is much higher than Myanmar's official figure of 400. MSF said it was "the clearest indication yet of the ...
14, 2018. More than 655,000 Rohingya Muslims are believed to have fled into Bangladesh from Rakhine State of Myanmar. ... A top Myanmar official said Monday that a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who return from Bangladesh will be ready by its promised deadline next week.
That's because Setara's husband is a Rohingya Muslim, an ethnic group the United Nations has called one of the most persecuted on the planet. Setara, meanwhile, was born a Buddhist and part of the ethnic Rakhine, who despise the Rohingya and see them as foreign invaders from Bangladesh.
Rohingya women who say they fled mistreatment by the military in Myanmar have told tales of horror that leading human rights groups have documented. Now, living ... The military action in October 2016 followed deadly insurgent attacks on border guard posts in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine State. "I heard ...
On October 12, a United Nations' report based on interviews conducted in Bangladesh found that brutal attacks against Rohingyas in the northern Rakhine State have been well-organised, coordinated and systematic, with the intent of not only driving the population out of Myanmar but preventing them from ...
An estimated 620,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh following persecution from the Burmese military in their native state of Rakhine, since August. The United Nations described the military offensive in Rakhine, which provoked the exodus, as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing". Myanmar's ...
Two Reuters journalists working on coverage of the Rohingya crisis in northern Myanmar have been remanded in custody for two more weeks. ... Access to Rakhine State is very tightly controlled and journalists are forced to seek information from other sources, says BBC South East Asia correspondent ...
In Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, hatred for the Rohingya runs far deeper than the fears over Islamist terrorism that the army has used to justify a ruthless, four-month crackdown in the western state of Rakhine. soldiers have killed, raped or maimed thousands of Rohingya, according to international ...
Myanmar has banned Yanghee Lee, a United Nations official assigned to investigate human rights abuses in the country. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Lee about her findings on Myanmar's treatment of it's Rohingya minority. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...
Burma's military did not respond to repeated requests for comment on this story, and the government -- which prohibits journalists from independent travel to northern Rakhine State -- did not reply to an AP request for a visit. The army has insisted in the past that not a single innocent has been slain.
Myanmar's Rohingya Detail army Massacre. 1 hr ago. facebook · twitter ... The Associated Press has interviewed 37 ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh who survived one of the bloodiest massacres reported to have been carried out by Myanmar's army since August. Please note this story contains graphic video. (Dec ...
The UN has described the military offensive in Rakhine as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing". In its statement, the US Treasury said Maung Maung Soe "oversaw the military operation in Burma's Rakhine State responsible for widespread human rights abuse against Rohingya civilians".
... by land into Bangladesh, while others have taken to the sea to reach Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The Rohingya people are a Muslim minority in predominantly-Buddhist Myanmar, also known as Burma. They are concentrated in the western coastal Rakhine State, which is adjacent to Bangladesh.
Bangkok -- Two journalists arrested last week in Myanmar had obtained photographs from residents of a village in which, the country's army chief has said, a mass grave was found. The area is in northern Rakhine State, where a military campaign against Rohingya Muslims has raged for more than three ...
"Analysis of satellite imagery reveals new destruction of Rohingya villages during October and November 2017 in northern Rakhine State in Burma," the advocacy group's report said. Earlier this month the UN reported that Myanmar security forces are "deliberately burning people to death inside their ...
Burmese government pledges to ensure the safety of returning Rohingya cannot be taken seriously." HRW said its analysis showed that about 354 villages had been partially or completely destroyed since army "clearance operations" commenced in Rakhine State in August after a series of deadly attacks ...
The meeting came amid growing international criticism of Myanmar for human rights violations on Rohingya Muslims in the country's northwestern Rakhine State. Though Abe expressed "concern" at the meeting, Japan has remained somewhat quiet on the issue in an apparent bid to prioritize economic ties ...
Yangon: At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine State that began in late August, Doctors without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday (Dec 14). The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 ...
Michael reports: "Myanmar's government doesn't consider the Rohingya to be citizens; it says they are immigrants from Bangladesh who are living in Myanmar illegally. [The] Rohingya live in Rakhine State ... are almost entirely disenfranchised and need permission, for instance, to travel outside their own ...
It estimated that at least 9,000 Rohingya had died of various causes in Myanmar's Rakhine State between Aug. 25 and Sept. 24, and that more than 70 percent of the deaths were the result of violence. According to MSF, the dead included at least 730 children younger than 5. More than 630,000 Rohingya ...
UKHIA, Bangladesh -- The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh. They were interviewed separately, come from a variety of villages in Myanmar and now live spread ...
The U.N. envoy on Sexual Violence in Conflict urged the Security Council on Tuesday to demand an immediate end to the violence against civilians in Myanmar's Rakhine State, which has seen more than 626,000 mainly Rohingya Muslim residents flee to neighboring Bangladesh since August. "I urge this ...
UN warns against any hasty returns of Rohingya to Myanmar ... The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday that peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State before any Rohingyas can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary ...


 

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