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UN rapporteur investigates conflict zone in Myanmar's Rakhine State

UN special rapporteur on human rights Yanghee Lee on Saturday visited the conflict zone in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State where the military allegedly has been committing human rights abuses...

HRW: Duterte's drug war, Suu Kyi's Rohingya failure mark dismal 2016

An unprecedented level of extrajudicial killings in the Philippine drug war and Mynamar's failure to address a brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims highlight the grim state of human rights in Asia...

Thousands trapped in conflict in Myanmar's north, NGO says

Around 4,000 Burmese civilians have been stopped from seeking shelter in neighbouring China by Chinese soldiers after they attempted to flee local fighting, a non-governmental organization said...

Bangladesh urges Myanmar to repatriate Rohingya Muslim refugees

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged Myanmar's government to help persecuted Rohingya Muslims go back to their homes after thousands of refugees from the minority group...

UN: 22,000 refugees fled Myanmar to Bangladesh in last week

At least 22,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar's conflict-torn Rakhine State in the previous week to seek refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh, the United Nations said Monday.

Bangladesh demands early repatriation of Rohingya Muslims

Dhaka on Thursday called Naypyidaw for early repatriation of all Rohingya Muslims who crossed the border into Bangladesh, including those who entered after recent persecutions of the minority...

UN rights chief: Myanmar's handling of Rohingya issue will backfire

Myanmar's efforts to deal with the Rohingya minority in its conflict-torn Rakhine state undermine the security of the state and the region, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein warned...

HRW says Myanmar's military burned down Rohingya houses

Myanmar's military burned down at least 1500 houses belonging to the Rohingya minority in conflict-torn Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday.

Report: Rohingya crisis has forced thousands to Bangladesh

Nearly 21,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh amid a renewed wave of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

Boat carrying Rohingya capsizes in Bangladesh river; three rescued

Bangladeshi fishermen rescued three Rohingya Muslims after a boat carrying more than 30 people capsized in a river during an attempt to flee Myanmar and escape persecution, officials said on...

Death toll rises to 11 in Myanmar's northern Shan State conflict

A civilian has been shot dead amid clashes between the Burmese army and ethnic rebels in eastern Myanmar, state media reported on Friday, bringing the number of civilians killed to 11 since...

Bangladesh seeks international support to resolve Rohingya crisis

Dhaka on Thursday called for international support to resolve a crisis sparked when a Myanmar military offensive against Rohingya Muslims forced hundreds to seek shelter in Bangladesh.

Three "handmade" bombs explode in Yangon supermarket: police

Three "handmade" bombs exploded in a supermarket in Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon on Sunday, according to police. 

Melbourne bank fire suspect identified as asylum seeker from Myanmar

The 21-year-old man who set himself on fire inside a Melbourne bank injuring 26 people, was an asylum seeker who was waiting for his immigration claim to be processed, a local community leader...

UN warns of human rights abuses in Myanmar's Rakhine conflict

Aid needs to be allowed into Myanmar's Rakhine state, an area that has become a sealed-off conflict zone, warned the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Friday as it expressed serious...