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Scepticism as Myanmar announces repatriation of first Rohingya family

Apr 15, 2018 - 10:38 AM

(UPDATED) Bangladesh and Myanmar are supposed to begin repatriation in January but the plan is repeatedly delayed as both sides blame the other for a lack of preparation

REFUGEE. File photo of 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. AFP PHOTO / Sam JAHAN

Myanmar minister makes landmark visit to Rohingya camp

Apr 11, 2018 - 6:25 PM

This is the first time a Myanmar cabinet member visits the fetid and overcrowded camps since a military crackdown that began last Augustsome 700,000 of the Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh

HISTORIC VISIT. Myanmar Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye (center) talks to Rohingya refugees during his visit to the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on April 11, 2018. A Myanmar minister on April 11 toured one of the Bangladesh camps struggling to provide for some one million Rohingya Muslims, the first such visit since a Myanmar army crackdown sparked a massive refugee crisis. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Myanmar events 'bear hallmarks of genocide': UN rapporteur

Mar 13, 2018 - 12:09 AM

'I am becoming more convinced that crimes committed... bear the hallmarks of genocide, and call in the strongest terms for accountability,' says the report to the UN Human Rights Council

MYANMAR SITUATION. United Nations (UN) 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. 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

'Ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya continues – UN

Mar 06, 2018 - 2:48 PM

'The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues. I don't think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox's Bazar,' says UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour

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

Pope Francis sidesteps Rohingya crisis in Myanmar address

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Sharing a stage with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital Naypyidaw, the Pontiff does not address the Rohingya crisis head-on, instead he tip-toes around the unfolding humanitarian emergency

FIRST SPEECH. Pope Francis reads a speech during an event in Naypyidaw on November 28, 2017. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

'Butcher of Bosnia' faces historic war crimes verdict

Nov 21, 2017 - 10:25 AM

The judgement and possible sentencing before the Yugoslav war crimes court in The Hague marks the culmination of a case spanning 22 years against Ratko Mladic

THE 'BUTCHER' NOW. This file photo taken on May 16, 2012 shows former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic siting at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague before the opening of his war crimes trial. Toussaint Kluiters/Pool/AFP

Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women – UN envoy

Nov 12, 2017 - 10:33 PM

Many of these atrocities 'could be crimes against humanity,' says UN envoy Pramila Patten

MINORITY. Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, who tried to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh to escape sectarian violence, are kept under watch by Bangladeshi security officials in Teknaf on December 25, 2016. AFP file photo   Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have intercepted 34 boats carrying some 340 Rohingyas at border points near Cox's Bazar. / AFP PHOTO / STR

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

14,000 lone children among Rohingya refugees – Bangladesh

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:24 PM

'Majority of them said they lost one or both parents in the violence in Rakhine,' says Bangladesh's social services department deputy director

ETHNIC CLEANSING. Myanmar Rohingya refugees look on in a refugee camp in Teknaf, in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, on November 26, 2016. File photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing of Myanmar minority

Apr 06, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Suu Kyi to BBC: I don t think there is ethnic cleansing going on I think ethnic cleansing is too strong an expression to use for what is happening

In this file photo, Aung San Suu Kyi attends the National League for Democracy (NLD) party's Central Committee meeting in Yangon on June 20, 2015. Ye Aung Thu/AFP

'Catastrophe of unspeakable proportions' in Central Africa

Feb 13, 2014 - 2:12 PM

UN commissioner for refugees: Massive ethno religious cleansing is continuing Shocking barbarity brutality and inhumanity have characterized this violence

UNFETTERED VIOLENCE. Members of the Central African Armed Forces (FACA) lynch a man suspected of being a former Seleka rebel on February 5, 2014, in Bangui. Issouf Sanogo/AFP

'Ethnic cleansing' taking place in Central Africa – Amnesty

Feb 12, 2014 - 9:51 AM

The rights group said it had documented at least 200 killings of Muslim civilians by Christian militia groups known as the anti balaka

CHAOS IN BANGUI. Looters run for cover as they hear rifle shots near the 'Reconciliation crossroad' in Bangui, on January 11, 2014. Eric Feferberg/AFP