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Antonio Guterres has criticised Myanmar's military chief after the army leader referred to the Rohingya as 'Bengalis' who have little in common with the country's other ethnic groups.

Yangon says it is ready to accept UN help, despite the world body recently saying that Myanmar's campaign of 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya Muslims continues.

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

While hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, others have decided to stay in a country they have considered their homeland for centuries, writes Austin Bodetti.

The Rohingya and other outsiders

Robin Yassin-Kassab

The Rohingya and other outsiders

Comment: This is not the first time the demonisation of 'threatening' communities has prepared the way for slaughter, writes Robin ...

Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

Ruqaya Izzidien

Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

Comment: Trump's tweets represent a clear trend of the right wing's selective outrage that has been boosted by his presidency, writes Ruqaya ...

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Pope Francis sidesteps Rohingya crisis in Myanmar address

Pope Francis called for respect for rights and justice in a keenly-watched address in Myanmar on Tuesday, but refrained from any mention of the Rohingya or allegations of ethnic cleansing.

The New Arab & agencies

Pope Francis meets Myanmar's leader Aung Suu Kyi

Pope Francis met Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday for keenly-awaited talks in a tour aimed at ...

The New Arab & agencies

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar on Monday on a highly sensitive visit to a country facing global criticism for the ethnic cleansing of its ...

The New Arab & agencies

Bangladesh to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar 'genocide'

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a deal to repatriate Rohingya Muslims who had fled a violent crackdown by Burmese forces in Rakhine state ...

US condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority

The New Arab & agencies

US condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority

The US on Wednesday hardened its stance on Myanmar, accusing the country's security forces of perpetrating "horrendous atrocities" against the ...

The New Arab

US calls for 'credible' probe into Myanmar atrocities

After Myanmar's army released an internal investigation clearing themselves of the reported Rohingya atrocities, US Secretary of State Rex ...

The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide

James Snell

The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide

Book review: Azeem Ibrahim should be commended for his prescience, while the wider world is damned for its indifference, writes James Snell.

Draft UN resolution pressures Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

The New Arab & agencies

Draft UN resolution pressures Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

A six-page resolution seeking to end the persecution of Rohingya Muslims is set to be put before the UN Security Council, pressuring Myanmar to ...

Myanmar army 'responsible' for Rohingya crisis: US

The New Arab

Myanmar army 'responsible' for Rohingya crisis: US

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States holds Myanmar's military leadership "accountable" for the Rohingya refugee crisis, ...

#NobelPrize: At least they didn't give it to Trump #NobelPrize: At least they didn't give it to Trump

Karim Traboulsi

#NobelPrize: At least they didn't give it to Trump

By awarding the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the Nobel Peace Prize committee wades into post-modern irony, but perhaps we ...

Charlie Hoyle

Myanmar army 'massacres' Rohingya villagers as exodus continues

Myanmar's military summarily executed dozens of Rohingya villagers when state violence against the persecuted minority began in August, with the exodus of the Muslim minority ongoing amid prolonged army attacks.

The New Arab

UN aid visit to Myanmar thwarted by 'bad weather'

A UN visit to Myanmar's conflict-battered Rakhine state was postponed Thursday, thwarting efforts to reach the epicentre of violence since the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Rohingya exodus has ground to a halt: Bangladesh officials

The influx of Myanmar refugees to Bangladesh has come to a halt, Dhaka officials said on Saturday, which Rohingya Muslim leaders claim is ...

The New Arab & agencies

Rohingya refugee camps on brink of a 'health disaster'

Bangladesh's refugee camps are on the brink of a "public health disaster," Doctors Without Borders has warned, saying filthy water and faeces ...

Satellite images reveal mass destruction of Rohingya villages

Charlie Hoyle

Satellite images reveal mass destruction of Rohingya villages

New satellite imagery from Myanmar shows the destruction of 214 Rohingya villages, providing compelling evidence of the military's campaign of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Mob attack hampers urgently-needed Rohingya aid

A 300-strong Buddhist mob in Rakhine's state capital Sittwe forced the ICRC to unload aid from a boat and prevented the vessel from leaving, ...

Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash

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Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash

A Red Cross truck carrying aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees stranded in no-man's land crashed in Bangladesh on Thursday killing nine people, ...

Facebook 'censors' posts documenting Rohingya ethnic cleansing

The New Arab

Facebook 'censors' posts documenting Rohingya ethnic cleansing

Social media giant Facebook has been removing posts by Rohingya activists documenting the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Muslim minority in ...

UN: <em>Aung</em> <em>San</em> <em>Suu</em> <em>Kyi</em> has 'one last chance'

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UN: Aung San Suu Kyi has 'one last chance'

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned of 'absolutely horrible tragedy' if Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San ...

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