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  • Rohingya

    A society 'encouraged to hate'

    The atrocities against the Rohingyas in Myanmar and the subsequent crisis are the consequences of a society encouraged to hate and lack of global leadership on human rights, Amnesty International has said in a report titled "The State of the World's Human Rights".

  • Myanmar destroying massacre evidence

    The Myanmar government is bulldozing over the site of a Rohingya mass grave in an effort to destroy evidence of a massacre committed by the military last year, says a rights group.

  • Rohingya repatriation

    Pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation: Norway

    Norway has laid emphasis on keeping up pressure on Myanmar authorities to create necessary conditions in Rakhine State to make the return of thousands of Rohingyas living in Bangladesh to their homeland 'sustainable'.

  • Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis

    Rohingya crisis: US to continue support to Bangladesh

    The United States assures Bangladesh of its continued political and humanitarian support in addressing huge man-made Rohingya crisis.

  • A trick Dhaka fell for

    The repatriation of Rohingyas was supposed to begin last month as per an agreement signed by Bangladesh and Myanmar, but a pre-condition set at the eleventh hour held up the process.

  • Rohingyas from Myanmar

    Dhaka urges UNSC to visit Rohingyas

    Bangladesh has urged the UN Security Council to undertake visits to Myanmar and Bangladesh to witness the humanitarian situation of

  • Rohingyas from Myanmar

    UNSC vows to keep Myanmar situation high on its agenda

    The United Nations Security Council expresses its commitment to keep the Rohingya situation of Myanmar high on the Council's agenda during its presidencies in the coming months.

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    UN says Reuters report on Myanmar massacre demands 'attention, action'

    A Reuters investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and other reports of grave abuses "demand our attention and action," a senior United Nations official tells the UN Security Council.

  • Fortify Rights urges UNSC to refer genocide in Myanmar to ICC

    Fortify Rights, a human rights body in Southeast Asia, urges the United Nations Security Council to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court to investigate genocide and atrocities against Rohingyas.

  • Myanmar says soldiers, police facing action over village killings

    Action will be taken against 16 persons, including 10 members of Myanmar's security forces, in connection with the killing of captured Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, a government spokesman says.

  • UN says Reuters report on Myanmar massacre ‘alarming’

    The United Nations describe the details of a Reuters investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as “alarming” and says it showed the need for a thorough probe into the violence in the country’s Rakhine state.

  • How Myanmar forces burned, looted and killed Rohingyas

    The killings in the coastal village of Inn Din marks another bloody episode in the ethnic violence sweeping northern Rakhine state, on Myanmar’s western fringe.

  • Swiss president lauds progress in Bangladesh

    Swiss President Alain Berset has stressed the need for ensuring socio-economic development in Bangladesh in a “sustainable and inclusive” manner so that nobody is left behind.

  • Rohingya Return: Dhaka to set up 2 camps this month

    Bangladesh is going to complete a “list of a reasonable number of Rohingya families” and set up two repatriation camps within this month as part of the process of sending back the refugees to Myanmar.

  • Huge pressure on Bangladesh

    Visiting the Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Swiss President Alain Berset yesterday said a refugee crisis of this scale put Bangladesh and the international community under enormous pressure to provide shelter and the most urgent services to more than 650'000 people.

  • Swiss president for safe return of Rohingyas

    Visiting Swiss President Alain Berset yesterday said the situation of Rohingyas was of great concern to his country and laid emphasis on their safe and voluntary repatriation to Myanmar.

  • UN says Rohingya crisis could endanger regional security

    The UN's human rights chief warns that Myanmar's persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority has the potential to spark regional conflict.

  • A Myanmar policeman

    Myanmar tells UN Security Council: Time not right for visit

    Myanmar tells the United Nations Security Council not to visit during February this year because it was "not the right time," Kuwait's UN Ambassador Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi says, adding that the country did not completely reject the proposed trip.

  • Yanghee Lee,

    Decision of repatriating Rohingyas premature: UN envoy

    UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee says the decision of repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees anytime soon was premature.

  • Rohingya Muslim refugee

    AP confirms 5 previously unreported Myanmar mass graves

    More than five mass graves, all previously unreported, have been confirmed by The Associated Press through multiple interviews with more than two dozen survivors in Bangladesh refugee camps and through time-stamped cellphone videos.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Rohingya presence creating massive socio-economic pressure: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says Bangladesh is facing massive socio-economic and demographic pressure due to the presence of a huge number of Rohingyas.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indonesian President Joko Widodo

    Indonesia to keep standing by Rohingyas

    Visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo yesterday said Bangladesh has set an example of humanity by sheltering over a million displaced people from the Rakhine State and assured of staying beside the Rohingyas.

  • Suu Kyi lives in 'bubble', says US diplomat in row with Myanmar

    Aung San Suu Kyi remains Myanmar’s best hope for change, veteran US mediator Bill Richardson said on Friday, days after he got into a fight with the Nobel laureate and quit an international panel advising her government on the Rohingya crisis.

  • Nightmares of Rohingya kids

    The disturbing drawings of homes engulfed in flames, and stickmen hanging from trees that are produced by Rohingya children in overcrowded refugee camps are slowly giving way to the flowers and sunny days that psychologists expect from healthy youngsters.

  • Richardson dropped from advisory panel: Myanmar

    Veteran US diplomat Bill Richardson was pursuing “his own agenda” when he was asked to step down from Myanmar’s international advisory board on the Rohingya crisis, the Myanmar government says.

  • USAID announces $18m aid more for Rohingyas

    USAID declares a donation of $18.4 million in humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar.

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    Over 10 lakh Rohingyas registered so far

    A total of 10.38 lakh Rohingyas are registered so far and they will not be able to carry Bangladeshi passport or National Identity (NID) Card anymore.

  • Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson

    Richardson quits Myanmar's 'whitewash' Rohingya crisis panel

    Veteran US diplomat Bill Richardson resigns from an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis, saying it is conducting a "whitewash" and accusing the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi of lacking "moral leadership".

  • Rohingya refugees

    Put pressure on Myanmar for ensuring safe return of Rohingyas: ASEAN body

    ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights call upon the Southeast Asian regional community to mount pressure on Myanmar for ensuring safe and voluntary repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh.

  • UN urges rethink of Rohingya repatriations without safeguards

    The UN refugee agency and other groups urge a rethink of the plan to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar amid fears of forced repatriations and the inability of aid agencies to ensure the safety of hundreds of thousands who fled bloodshed at home.