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Protest in Myanmar’s Rakhine state opposes Rohingya return
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Protest in Myanmar’s Rakhine state opposes Rohingya return

Rohingya Protesters in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state demonstrated Sunday against the planned repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, referring to them as “runaway refugees”. About 100 people led by Buddhists monks marched through the state capital Sittwe holding red banners and chanting slogans. “All the people of the nation are […]

UN calls for calm after shots fired in Rohingya camp in Myanmar
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UN calls for calm after shots fired in Rohingya camp in Myanmar

Rohingya refugees walk back to their tent during dusk at Kutupalong refugee camp on November 18, 2018. – Rohingya Muslims were fleeing Bangladeshi refugee camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar later this week, community leaders said on November 12. Authorities plan to begin returning Rohingya refugees, who have fled […]

Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit
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Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives on stage to pose for a group photo before the start of the ASEAN-Japan summit on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) Diplomatic niceties […]

Pence takes Suu Kyi to task over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya
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Pence takes Suu Kyi to task over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrive for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Bernat Armangue / POOL / AFP) The violence which drove […]

UN blasts India’s deportation of Rohingya to Myanmar
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UN blasts India’s deportation of Rohingya to Myanmar

Children from the Rohingya community play outside their shacks in a camp in New Delhi, India October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi The UN voiced alarm Friday over India’s deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in a country where the military is accused of […]

Myanmar defends Suu Kyi’s silence over jailed reporters
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Myanmar defends Suu Kyi’s silence over jailed reporters

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her address before students of Yangon University general assembly in Yangon on August 28, 2018. The address was Aung San Suu Kyi's first public appearance after Facebook banned Myanmar's army chief and other top military brass on August 27 after a UN […]

UN Security Council urges Myanmar to ease Rohingyas’ safe return
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UN Security Council urges Myanmar to ease Rohingyas’ safe return

Rohingya refugees walk back after collecting relief aid during a rain storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia on July 21, 2018. Myanmar's military engaged in "extensive and systematic" preparations for a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, a rights group said July 19, in a damning new report that it […]

UN chief hears of ‘unimaginable’ atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps
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UN chief hears of ‘unimaginable’ atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (C) talks during a press conference at the Kutupalong refugee camp after meeting with the Rohingya community in Bangladesh's southeastern border district of Cox's Bazar on July 2, 2018. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he heard "unimaginable" accounts of atrocities during a visit July […]

Rohingya refugees land in Myanmar as escape boat breaks up
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Rohingya refugees land in Myanmar as escape boat breaks up

This undated handout picture released by state-run Myanmar News Agency on June 13, 2018 shows a group of Muslim women composed of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis boarding police trucks in Rathedaung township in Rakhine state after their damaged boat ran into trouble off the coast of Rakhine state on June 11, […]

New UN envoy to pay first visit to Myanmar
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New UN envoy to pay first visit to Myanmar

The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths speaks to the press before his departure at Sanaa international airport, on June 5, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS The new UN envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, will pay her first visit to the country beginning Tuesday, holding […]