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Scores of Rohingya refugees have landed back in Myanmar after an abortive attempt to flee to Malaysia by sea.

Myanmar's army and government have met to discuss establishing an independent probe into the military's ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya.

Systematically terrorised: Rohingya refugees face severe healthcare restrictions

Urvashi Sarkar

Systematically terrorised: Rohingya refugees face severe healthcare restrictions

Feature: Rohingya refugees continue to face discrimination in Myanmar as they deal with grave limitations in practically all areas of life including access to basic healthcare, writes Urvashi Sarkar.

UN calls for 'proper' probe into Myanmar massacres

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UN calls for 'proper' probe into Myanmar massacres

The UN is urging for a proper probe to be held into the Myanmar atrocities as its army chief continues to deny allegations saying the army is ...

UN team heads to Bangladesh to meet Rohingya

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UN team heads to Bangladesh to meet Rohingya

A team from the UN Security Council will be interviewing Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar in one of the world's worst refugee crisis.

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Guterres slams Myanmar military chief over Rohingya comments

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.

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Myanmar 'ready' to accept UN help in Rohingya repatriation

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

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 ...

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 ...

Pope Francis meets Myanmar's leader <em>Aung</em> <em>Suu</em> <em>Kyi</em> Pope Francis meets Myanmar's leader Aung Suu Kyi

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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 ...

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

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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 ...

Bangladesh to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar 'genocide' Bangladesh to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar 'genocide'

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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

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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 ...

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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 Tillerson calls for a 'credible' investigation.

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.

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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 ...

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 ...

UN aid visit to Myanmar thwarted by 'bad weather'

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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 ...

Rohingya exodus has ground to a halt: Bangladesh officials

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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 ...

Rohingya refugee camps on brink of a 'health disaster'

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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 ...

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