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The Rohingya

The Rohingya are indigenous people living in their ancestral homeland in Rakhine state of Burma. Rohingyas were citizens in Burma: voted, elected their representatives, served in the military, in government and the police force. However, the 1982 Citizenship Act, passed by the military regime, took away their citizenship. This policy launched a slow, increasingly destructive genocide which is in full swing now. Rohingyas have been living under apartheid for decades.

  • They cannot attend school,
  • They cannot enter a mosque,
  • They cannot pray in public,
  • They cannot hold jobs,
  • They cannot marry,
  • They cannot travel freely.

Amnesty International calls it apartheid. Human Rights Watch has noted a number of “crimes against humanity.” Fortify Rights speaks of the “mounting evidence of genocide.” Similarly, the United Nations human rights chief has called for a full investigation of suspected “acts of genocide.” For the Rohingya, it’s an ongoing reality while waiting for the world to act.

Most Rohingya are Muslims. There are some Christian and Hindu Rohingyas as well; many were among those attacked and forced to flee to Bangladesh. Since 1982, repeated military attacks have displaced over two million Rohingyas.

At the core of the apartheid system has been the systematic removal of citizenship from Rohingya people.

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The latest Rohingya news gathered from all over the web.

Pro-Military Rally in Capital Organized by Central War Veterans Group: Ex-Soldier

By Htet Naing Zaw 23 January 2019 NAYPYITAW—A pro-military rally held in Naypyitaw on Wednesday was organized by the Myanmar War Veterans Organization (Central), a former Army captain told The Irrawaddy. U Yan Myo Win, who is also chairman of the Z...

Irrawaddy


Over 145,000 Rohingya kids return to school in Bangladesh: Unicef

More than 145,000 Rohingya refugee children living in camps in south-east Bangladesh are now attending Unicef-supported learning centres, as a new school year begins. Currently 97 per cent of adolescents and youths aged 15 to 24 do not receive any ki...

Daily star


Dozens of Rohingya Arrested for Traveling Illegally

By Htun Htun 23 January 2019 YANGON—Police have opened cases under the Immigration Law against dozens of undocumented Rohingya accused of leaving Rakhine State without permission. Police arrested 12 Rohingya on a vehicle near milepost No. 13 on the...

Irrawaddy


They threatened to kill us if we didn't leave India: Rohingya

Dhaka/Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Last October, Zakir Hossain was getting a hair cut at a saloon in southern Indian city of Hyderabad when the TV inside the shop flashed a report on India deporting seven Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar. "That was the...

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Bangladesh seeks to expand ties with US

Bangladesh is looking forward to expanding bilateral relationship with the United States in a multi-sectoral context. Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque conveyed the message to USAid Administrator Mark Green and US Under Secretary of State for Polit...

Daily star


India shouldn't worry about China-led One Belt One Road

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that India should not worry about the China-led One Belt One Road (OBOR); rather it can join the initiative for the economic benefit of all countries. "Being such a big country and big economy, India should not w...

Daily star


India takes back 31 Rohingyas

After a five-day impasse, the Indian Border Security Force yesterday took back 31 stranded Rohingyas from the no-man's land near the Kaziatali border along Brahmanbaria's Kasba upazila and Tripura's Sipahijala district. They were handed over to Tripu...

Daily star


ASEAN ministers vow to help Rohingya rebuild lives

ASEAN ministers vow to help Rohingya rebuild lives Bloc wants to send assessment team to Myanmar to pave way for safe repatriation but goal hampered by ongoing fighting A Rohingya refugee receives an oral cholera vaccine from a Bangladeshi volunteer ...

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30 more Guwahati-bound Rohingyas held in Tripura-Assam border

Agartala, Jan 21 (IANS) Even as 31 Rohingya Muslims are stranded along the India-Bangladesh borders since Friday, 30 more Rohingyas, including 12 children, were on Monday night apprehended along the Tripura-Assam border, a police officer said. "The A...

The Quint


China's diplomatic shield has a price for Myanmar

China's diplomatic shield has a price for Myanmar Beijing warns that investment will halt unless Myitsone Dam project is restarted In this file photo Yangon chief minister Phyo Min Thein (third right) and Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Hong Liang (fou...

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Tatmadaw: State Counsellor, President’s Office Gave Order to Attack AA

The military’s True News Information Team described the Arakan Army as ‘just an insurgent group.’ State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi gave instructions for the military to carry out a “strong and effective attack” on the Arakan Army (AA),...

Burma News


UN rep voices concern over attacks, aid restrictions

The UN’s human rights expert on Myanmar expressed alarm at the escalating violence in northern and central Rakhine State and Chin State, and called on all sides to exercise restraints in use of force and to ensure the protection of civilians, accor...

Burma News


No resolution for stranded Rohingyas

A group of Rohingyas, including women and children, wait under the open sky in the no-man's land in Brahmanbaria's Kaziatali border for the third consecutive day. Photo: Collected Our Correspondent, Brahmanbaria The plight of the 31 stranded Rohingya...

Daily star


Indian police arrest Rohingya group stuck at Bangladesh border

Agartala, India - Police in India's northeastern state of Tripura have arrested 31 Muslim Rohingya who were fleeing a recent crackdown by India's Hindu nationalist government. The group, which included 16 children and six women, was arrested on T...

aljazeera


Fresh ARSA Attack Injured Six Police Officers: Govt

Police Brig-Gen Tin Ko Ko (far right) pays a visit to police private Myo Kyaw Lwin (center), who was wounded during the ambush on Wednesday, at a government hospital in Yangon on January 17, 2019. / Ye Zarni / Facebook YANGON—Six policemen, includi...

Irrawaddy


BSF 'forcing' Rohingyas to enter Bangladesh

The Border Security Force (BSF) of India has been trying to force 31 Rohingya citizens into Bangladesh since Friday evening through Kaziatali Border in Brahmanbaria's Kasba upazila. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Kasba Company Commander Nayek Subedar ...

Daily star


UN for meaningful political dialogues in Bangladesh

The United Nations has called upon the stakeholders in Bangladeshi political sphere to engage in meaningful dialogues for a positive outcome. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres came up with the remark during a press conference held at UN headqu...

Daily star


UN for meaningful political dialogues in Bangladesh

The United Nations has called upon the stakeholders in Bangladeshi political sphere to engage in meaningful dialogues for a positive outcome. A UN spokesperson came up with the remark during a press conference of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Gut...

Daily star


Clashes in Rakhine State: Myanmar army kills 13 rebels

Myanmar's army has killed 13 rebel fighters in the western Rakhine State, a military spokesman said yesterday, as government troops battle to contain a new insurgency in the troubled region. Fighting between security forces and the Arakan Army, an et...

Daily star


Myanmar army 'kills 13' in counterattacks on Rakhine rebels

NAYPYIDAW - Myanmar's army said Friday it killed 13 ethnic Rakhine fighters in counterstrikes after the well-armed group carried out deadly attacks on police posts earlier this month. Rakhine state has seen new levels of violence in recent weeks betw...

Eyewitness News


Deportation fear sparks Rohingya exodus from India to Bangladesh

Deportation fear sparks Rohingya exodus from India to Bangladesh Indian officials accused of campaign of harassment against refugees who fled violence in Myanmar Rohingya refugees enter Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh after flee...

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Rohingya Exodus From India to Bangladesh Hits 1,300: Official

At least 1,300 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from India since the start of the year, an official said on Wednesday, 16 January, as fears of deportation to Myanmar spark an exodus. New Delhi has faced sharp criticism for turning member...

The Quint


No entry into Myanmar for UN human rights expert

No entry into Myanmar for UN human rights expert But Yanghee Lee is visiting Thailand and Bangladesh to monitor rights situation in Myanmar A file image of U.N. Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee as she speaks at a press conference after addre...

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Upsurge in violence in Rakhine State displaces thousands

Ongoing clashes between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar Military have displaced 4,500 people since early December. Sniper attacks, ambushes and clashes in Rakhine State over the last month have so far displaced over 4,500 people from their homes. Dis...

Reliefweb


Health services scaled up to combat chicken pox in Cox’s Bazar

Responding to an outbreak of chicken pox in the Rohingya refugee camps, health sector partners led by the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization have stepped up surveillance and initiated measures to curtail further spread of the disease an...

Daily star


Myanmar bishop calls for talks over Rakhine crisis

Myanmar bishop calls for talks over Rakhine crisis Renewed fighting between military and Arakan Army is also deterring Rohingya refugees from returning A Myanmar family displaced by fighting between government troops and the Arakan Army take shelter ...

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Rohingya issue will not be solved easily: Foreign minster

The much-talked-about Rohingya issue will not be solved easily, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said today. “I have directed to conduct a study on the Rohingyas which will try to find out the impacts of Rohingyas on our country’s social, economic...

Daily star


UN Calls for 'Rapid and Unimpeded' Aid Access to Myanmar's Rakhine

By Reuters 15 January 2019 YANGON—The United Nations called on the Myanmar government on Monday to allow “rapid and unimpeded” humanitarian access to Rakhine State, where fighting between government troops and autonomy-seeking rebels has disp...

Irrawaddy


Pakistan's Uighurs report intimidation, lament China ties

Muhammad Hassan Abdul Hameed from the Uighur community runs a restaurant along with his brother in Rawalpindi's China Market [Saiyna Bashir/Al Jazeera] Rawalpindi, Pakistan - On a cold winter evening, Mohammad Hassan Abdul Hameed, 34, walks towards h...

aljazeera


The Causes and Likely Effects of the Arakan Army’s Attacks

This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the possible effects of the armed group’s deadly Jan. 4 attacks on both the domestic and regional security situations. By The Irrawaddy 12 January 2019 Ye Ni: Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! This week, we’ll disc...

Irrawaddy


Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

Yangon: A Myanmar court has rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defence had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent. Wa Lone, 32...

Sydney Morning Herald


Burmese Reuters journalists lose appeal against seven year jail term

Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years after investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma had their appeal dismissed Friday, crushing their families’ hopes that they would walk free. Reporters Wa Lone, 32...

telegraph


Myanmar: Wives of Reuters journalists voice despair over verdict

Yangon, Myanmar - The families of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after uncovering a massacre in Rakhine state were once again left devastated on Friday when a court rejected the pair's appeal to overturn their seven year prison sentences. ...

aljazeera


Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

YANGON – A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defence had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent. Wa...

Eyewitness News


Indonesia to Put Muslim Issues Forward at UN Security Council

JAKARTA, INDONESIA — Indonesia says it will use its new position on the U.N. Security Council to focus attention on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. But observers say Jakarta should use its seat to put forward a broader range of issues affecting Mu...

Voanews - east asia


What Does the Arakan Army Bring to Rakhine State?

Arakan Army chief Gen. Twan Mrat Naing attends a cadet graduation ceremony in Kachin’s Laiza Township, where the armed group’s headquarters is situated. / Arakan Army Info Desk By Ye Min Zaw 10 January 2019 A small, roofless light-truck loaded wi...

Irrawaddy


Australia cops probe Bangladeshi official's link to fake visa for Rohingya

A Bangladesh High Commission official stationed in Canberra has been alleged to be involved in issuing fake tourist visas to a group of Rohingyas living in Australia. The alleged involvement of the official surfaced after several members of Australia...

Daily star


West's 'worrying' support for Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina

Despite allegations of vote rigging and voter intimidation during Bangladesh's election in December, experts say that the West may prefer stability over confronting shortcomings with the country's democratic process. On December 30, Bangladesh's ruli...

dw


What Does the Arakan Army Bring to Rakhine State?

Arakan Army chief Gen. Twan Mrat Naing attends a cadet graduation ceremony in Kachin’s Laiza Township, where the armed group’s headquarters is situated. / Arakan Army Info Desk By Ye Min Zaw 11 January 2019 A small, roofless light-truck loaded wi...

Irrawaddy


Weary Hindu refugees ready to return to Myanmar

Weary Hindu refugees ready to return to Myanmar Sick of camps in Bangladesh, they want stalled repatriation program restarted so they can return home to Rakhine State A Hindu refugee with her newborn waits inside her camp at Kutupalong refugee camp o...

ucanews.com


Myanmar building concrete structure on no-man's land

In a flagrant violation of international law, Myanmar has been building a concrete structure in the no-man's land on its border with Bangladesh in Bandarban's Ghumdhum area. The structure would obstruct the flow of a canal in the area, causing floodi...

Daily star


13 deported Rohingyas from KSA sued for forgery to secure passports

The Immigration Police has filed a case against the 13 Rohingyas, who were deported by Saudi authorities on Tuesday, for travelling to the kingdom with passports secured through forged documents. “The Rohingyas were accused of forgery in securing p...

Daily star


Fearing Deportation to Myanmar, India-Based Rohingya Flee to Bangladesh

By Muktadir Rashid   10 January 2019 DHAKA, Bangladesh—Fearing they will be sent to Myanmar, scores of Rohingya people have fled India for Bangladesh in recent weeks, officials here said. At least 74 Rohingya who had been living in Hyderabad as w...

Irrawaddy


No alternatives to resettlement for Rohingya in Rakhine

No alternatives to resettlement for Rohingya in Rakhine Internally displaced not allowed to return to their original homes and they still lack basic rights A file image of Rohingya children and elders gather at the Thet Kel Pyin camp in Maynamr's Rak...

ucanews.com


A Rohingya girl’s journey from refugee camps to college

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh - The first time I met Formin Akter, she wanted to talk about Helen Keller. Formin Akter, a Rohingya refugee girl, smiles as she poses for a picture before heading to Chittagong to attend school at the Asian University for Wome...

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B’desh to Cultivate More Effective Ties with India, China: New FM

Bangladesh would cultivate more effective ties with India and China, pursuing a vigorous economic diplomacy, newly appointed Foreign Minister Abulkalam Abdul Momen said Tuesday, 8 January. Momen, 71, also said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed hi...

The Quint


ARAKAN CONFLICT: The Arakan Army assertiveness or an act of self-defense?

The January 4 deadly early morning raids of the four police outposts by the Arakan Army (AA) that inflicted heavy causality to the police forces, coinciding with the 71st Burma or Myanmar independence day, is a stark reminder that civil war is still ...

Burma News


China’s Belt and Road Initiative—A Bargaining Chip for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

tate Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (center) and military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing (right) arrive at the presidential palace in Naypyitaw on March 30, 2016. / Reuters By Joe Kumbun 8 January 2019 Years after the launch of China’s Belt a...

Irrawaddy


Saudi Arabia deports dozens of Rohingya to Bangladesh: MEE

Dozens of Rohingya are being deported from Saudi Arabia to Bangladesh, despite being from neighbouring Myanmar. In video footage sent to Middle East Eye wesbite on Sunday, men are seen lined up for deportation at the Shumaisi detention centre in Jedd...

aljazeera


Saudi Rohingya deportations slammed

Saudi Rohingya deportations slammed With Bangladesh already burdened by Rohingya refugees, Saudi Arabia should have done more to help fellow Muslims, critics say A Rohingya man walks near a road construction site at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's B...

ucanews.com


Alleged Rohingya Drugs Peddlers Murdered in Cox’s Bazar

By Muktadir Rashid   7 January 2019 DHAKA—Bangladesh police on Saturday recovered the bullet-riddled bodies of two Rohingya men and seized 10,000 contraband pills on Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive Road in the Tekhnaf sub-district of Cox’s Ba...

Irrawaddy


The Tatmadaw Makes a Bold Move

By The Irrawaddy 5 January 2019 Kyaw Kha: Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! This week, we’ll discuss the Tatmadaw’s four-month-long ceasefire. I’m The Irrawaddy’s chief reporter Kyaw Kha, and I’m joined by Thayninga Institute executive directo...

Irrawaddy


Southeast Asia wary on China, Belt and Road initiative: survey

A man stands beneath pillars displaying Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature 'China Dream' and 'One Belt, One Road' foreign policy plan [File: Andy Wong/AP Photo] Southeast Asian countries are cautious about China's rise and its flagship Belt and...

aljazeera


Myanmar army to launch 'crackdown' on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar has called on its military to "launch operations" against ethnic Rakhine rebels behind a deadly attack on four police stations last week as a surge of violence forced thousands more from their homes. The country's troubled western Rakhine sta...

aljazeera


Green Technology Provides Safe Drinking Water for Thousands of Rohingya Refugees

Thousands of Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, now have safe drinking water thanks to a combination of green technology and sunlight. Cox's Bazar has plenty of refugees. More than 900,000. Most have arrived in Bangladesh since August 2017...

Voanews - east asia


Return of Rohingya: UNHCR seeks clarification from India

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has sought clarification from India over the return of Rohingya and regretted the India's decision. "UNHCR regrets India's decision to repatriate a group of Rohingya to Myanmar, the second such return in three months," s...

Daily star


Seven killed in attack on police posts

Buddhist Rakhine fighters killed seven Myanmar security forces in attacks on four police posts in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state yesterday as the country marked Independence Day, spokesmen for the military and the armed group said. The western stat...

Daily star


India deporting second Rohingya group to Myanmar

A Rohingya refugee girl looks on at a temporary shelter in New Delhi on April 16 following a fire that broke out at their camp early April 15 that left around 200 people homeless Photo: Money Sharma/AFP Reuters, Guwahati Indian police on Thursday too...

Daily star


AA Gathering Evidence of Tatmadaw’s Human Rights Abuses

By Moe Myint 3 January 2019 YANGON—Arakan Army (AA) spokesperson U Khine Thukha told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday that the group is gathering evidence of human rights abuses committed by Tatmadaw (Myanmar military) soldiers and violations of the Gene...

Irrawaddy


Thousands flee clashes between Buddhist group and Myanmar army

The Myanmar army last month called a rare ceasefire against armed groups in the north and northeast of the country, but Rakhine state was not included [File:Ye Aung Thu/Pool Photo via AP] Intensified fighting between a Buddhist armed group and Myanma...

aljazeera


From Terror to Triumph: a Young Rohingya Woman's Journey to the Impossible

CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH — On the first day of the school year at the Asian University for Women in southern Bangladesh, groups of teenage girls in skinny jeans, sleeveless tops and T-shirts chattered, their laughter carrying through the sticky air. ...

Voanews - east asia


Top world news of 2018

The Japan Times newsroom selected the following world news stories as the most important of 2018. 1. Korean detente: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s meetings with presidents Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump led to a detente and a vaguely worded state...

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Aung San Suu Kyi drops the ball on rule of law

Aung San Suu Kyi drops the ball on rule of law Jailing reporters is the symptom; Myanmar's legal system is the illness and its democracy can't survive without a systematic fix This combo shows Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo (left) and Wa Lone being ...

ucanews.com


Cardinal Tagle visits Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Cardinal Tagle visits Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh Archbishop of Manila praises Caritas for its work in helping Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis, talks to Rohingya r...

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Bangladesh elections: Millions to vote amid threats of violence

Dhaka, Bangladesh - Millions of Bangladeshis are set to vote in Sunday's parliamentary elections amid concerns expressed by rights bodies over "restrictive electoral environment". Voting will start at 8 am local time (0200 GMT) and conclude at 4 pm (...

aljazeera


Rohingya refugees left stranded in repatriation purgatory

More than 70,000 Rohingya refugees are currently struggling with day-to-day survival at camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. Their much-discussed repatriation is not possible at the moment, but what will 2019 bring? In August 2017, Myanmar's army ...

dw


World watches as Bangladesh goes to polls

Major global media and the international community, including the UN and the US, are set to keep their eyes on tomorrow's parliamentary election in Bangladesh. However, compared to previous elections, the curiosity of the international media and comm...

Daily star


Favorite Visual Stories Of 2018

Members of the NPR Visuals team used their skills in photography, illustration, data visualizations and video to tell stories that reflect the world around us. The year was filled with political news as we tracked the 2018 midterm elections. We conti...

National Public Radio


Expert views - As crises multiply, what are aid groups' priorities for 2019?

We asked aid agencies to name their three priorities for 2019 LONDON, Dec 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies are bracing for a challenging new year as they tackle protracted conflicts from Yemen to Central African Republic and get to grip...

Reliefweb


World has failed to protect children in conflict in 2018: UNICEF

Widespread violations against children in conflict continue in shocking year-on-year trend NEW YORK, 28 December 2018 – The futures of millions of children living in countries affected by armed conflict are at risk, as warring parties continue to c...

Reliefweb


Sheikh Hasina wins 3rd term as PM in Bangladesh: Pro-democracy icon turned iron lady, Awami League leader oversaw 10 years of economic growth

Dhaka: To her supporters, Sheikh Hasina is Bangladesh's "mother of humanity" for giving Rohingya refugees shelter, but to her detractors she's a creeping autocrat who has jailed opponents and muzzled dissent. Hasina, the daughter of Bangladesh's foun...

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'Myanmar wants to drive out all Muslims': Q&A with Kyaw Hla Aung

Doha, Qatar - U Kyaw Hla Aung is a well-known lawyer and activist who has been fighting for the rights of the Rohingya ethnic group in Myanmar for decades. The 78-year Rohingya man was awarded this year's Aurora Prize by the Armenia-based Aurora Huma...

aljazeera


Lost Idol: New Wave of Myanmar Youth Activists Look Beyond Suu Kyi

YANGON — Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics. The 27-year-old belongs to a small but high-profile group of ...

Voanews - east asia


Nationalism Undermines Myanmar’s Transition to Democracy

By Mon Mon Myat 27 December 2018 Political scientist Benedict Anderson observes in his book “Imagined Communities” that nationalism has “roots in fear and hatred of the Other, and affinities with racism.” As some political parties and local i...

Irrawaddy


Myanmar court hears arguments in appeal case of jailed Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar court heard arguments on Monday in the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were found guilty in September aft...

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Criminals prey on Rohingya in Bangladesh refugee camps

Criminals prey on Rohingya in Bangladesh refugee camps Human trafficking, prostitution, drug dealing and robbery have turned Cox's Bazar into a high-risk crime zone Rohingya refugees at Shah Porir Dwip island of Bangladesh after crossing the Naf Rive...

ucanews.com


Tatmadaw Ceasefire Poses Risks For Armed Group Alliance

By Lawi Weng 26 December 2018 The Federal Political Negotiation Consultative Committee (FPNCC), an alliance of the strongest ethnic armed groups in Kachin and Shan states, has won a truce with the Myanmar military. The military, or Tatmadaw. has trie...

Irrawaddy


Bangladesh to seal off Rohingya camps during election

Rohingya living in the southeastern border district of Cox’s Bazar will not be allowed out of their settlements from Saturday. The election is Sunday with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who earned international praise for accepting the refugees who ...

Arab news


Why the Military Has Declared a Unilateral Ceasefire

By Joe Kumbun 25 December 2018 In a surprise move on Friday, the Myanmar military declared a unilateral four-month ceasefire, its first ever. This after it failed to heed an order from then-President Thein Sein to stop its offensive against the Kachi...

Irrawaddy


Myanmar Court Hears Appeal of Convicted Reuters Journalists

A court in Myanmar has heard an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a case that has drawn worldwide criticism and attention to the crisis that ...

The Quint


Analysis: Four-Month Ceasefire Prompts Cautious Optimism

Myanmar military chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing (center) and other senior military officials arrive for the third Union Peace Conference in Naypyitaw in July, 2018. / The Irrawaddy By The Irrawaddy 24 December 2018 Positive news came at the end of the...

Irrawaddy


Myanmar’s Buddhists block Rohingya Muslims from blood supplies, report says

December 24 at 6:00 AM YANGON, Myanmar — One day earlier this month, a businessman turned social worker was going about a familiar and urgent task: Looking for blood donors in camps crowded with Rohingya Muslims driven from their homes. This time, ...

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Myanmar Court Hears Appeal of Convicted Reuters Journalists

(YANGON, Myanmar) — A court in Myanmar has heard an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a case that has drawn worldwide criticism and attenti...

time.com


The up-and-coming destinations that never really arrived

Tis the season for predictions. A time when commentators trot out their travel tips for the year ahead, revealing the up-and-coming destinations that we’ll all soon be flocking to. Probably. A look back, rather than forwards, however, can be more i...

telegraph


Myanmar court due to hear appeal in case of jailed Reuters reporters

YANGON - A Myanmar court is on Monday due to hear an argument in the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were found guilty in September ...

Eyewitness News


Myanmar Says Policeman Found Dead Near Border With Bangladesh

By Reuters 24 December 2018 YANGON — The body of a missing Myanmar policeman was found on the country’s troubled border with Bangladesh, state media and officials said on Sunday after a clash with unknown gunmen last week. Private Aung Kyaw The...

Irrawaddy


Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar to lodge appeal

Two Reuters journalists jailed while reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar are set to appeal the decision on Monday, after spending more than a year in prison. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were arrested in December 2017 and jailed for seve...

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