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Three bombs explode in capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, no deaths reported

Three bombs explode in capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, no deaths reported

Three bombs exploded in different locations around Rakhine’s state capital Sittwe early on Saturday morning, including the home of a high ranking official, Myanmar police said, adding that no deaths were reported. “Three bombs exploded and three other unexploded bombs were found. A police officer was injured but not seriously,” a senior officer said on […]

February 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
US says Myanmar makes life for Rohingya ‘a death sentence’

US says Myanmar makes life for Rohingya ‘a death sentence’

US Ambassador Nikki Haley denounced Myanmar’s government Tuesday for continuing to make life for Rohingya Muslims “a death sentence”, citing the reporting of mass graves by The Associated Press and other news organisations. She started her speech to the Security Council by recounting how a Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh, Noor Kadir, told AP about surviving […]

February 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar still not allowing Rohingya to return- UN refugee chief

Myanmar still not allowing Rohingya to return- UN refugee chief

Myanmar has failed to put in place conditions for the safe return of 688,000 Rohingya refugees who fled an army crackdown six months ago, the UN refugee chief said on Tuesday. The refugees are sheltering in makeshift camps in Bangladesh despite an agreement reached between Myanmar and Bangladesh allowing for their return to Rakhine state. […]

February 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar Security forces face action over killings

Myanmar Security forces face action over killings

Members of Myanmar’s security forces will face legal action over the hacking and shooting deaths of Rohingya Muslims in restive Rakhine state, a government spokesman said. The killings of 10 Rohingya men occurred in the village of Inn Din in September last year and the bodies were buried in a mass grave after they were […]

February 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bound together, shot to death- Myanmar massacre report prompts calls for independent probe

Bound together, shot to death- Myanmar massacre report prompts calls for independent probe

A  investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has prompted demands for a credible probe into the bloodshed there and calls for the release of two journalists who were arrested while working on the report. The special report, published overnight, lays out events leading up to the killing of 10 Rohingya men from […]

February 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
New reports of Myanmar acid atrocities in Rakhine state

New reports of Myanmar acid atrocities in Rakhine state

Soldiers from Myanmar used acid to burn away the faces of slaughtered Rohingya Muslims so they couldn’t be identified before the bodies were thrown into mass graves, shocking new evidence has revealed. Time-stamped cell phone videos obtained by Associated Press of the graves show blue-green puddles of acid sludge surrounding corpses, jutting into the air […]

February 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Repatriation of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar postponed

Repatriation of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar postponed

The repatriation of tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar has been postponed just hours before it was due to begin. Bangladeshi officials said a “rigorous process” was required before repatriation could begin, including building transit centres and compiling a list of potential returnees for verification by Myanmar. In the huge refugee camps […]

January 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar police fire on riot

Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar police fire on riot

Seven ethnic Rakhine Buddhists died after Myanmar police opened fire on a crowd trying to seize a government office, officials said Wednesday, in fresh violence in a febrile state already scarred by ethnic and religious hatred. The incident unfurled as around 5,000 Buddhists gathered late Tuesday for a nationalist ceremony in Mrauk U, a town […]

January 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

Bangladesh said on Tuesday it would complete the process of returning within two years many of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled a conflict in Myanmar, following a meeting of the neighbors. A statement by the Bangladesh foreign ministry said the return effort envisages “considering the family as a unit,” with […]

January 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar to drop charges against journalists who filmed Rohingya killings

Myanmar to drop charges against journalists who filmed Rohingya killings

Police in Myanmar say they will drop charges against two journalists and their interpreter and driver, who were jailed after filming with a drone. The four were working for Turkish broadcaster TRT when they filmed near parliament in the capital Naypyitaw. They are currently serving two-month sentences for violating an aircraft law, with further charges […]

December 26, 2017 | By | Reply More