Rohingya end hard year still in limbo
More than 750,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled military attacks in Myanmar remain in Bangladesh camps as future repatriation and resettlement plans remain unclear
Project launched to repel insects damaging Rohingya shelters in Cox’s Bazar
Infestation of boring beetles is damaging bamboo structures sheltering 240,000 Rohingya families, and it's a race against time to complete job before monsoon season
Myanmar land grab fears stoked by new law
People in ethnic areas could be made trespassers on their own land and face up to two years in jail thanks to a new law amendment passed under Aung San Suu Kyi's government
Facebook purges more Myanmar accounts for misrepresentation
Facebook has announced its third and biggest purge of military-linked accounts in Myanmar, where critics have charged that the social network did too little to block inflammatory material that fueled communal hatred and violence, particularly against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority.The social media giant said in a statement Wednesday that ...
Best Photos: Editors’ picks for 2018 from Asia
The historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the riveting drama that unfolded in a cave in northern Thailand and a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia were just some of the memorable stories from Asia in 2018. Associated Press photographers across the region captured ...
Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
Officers from North and South Korea shake hands at the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two countries during an on-site inspection of guard posts that each side had removed as part of measures to reduce tensions.In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, a policeman stands watch outside the Canadian ...
US house designates Myanmar campaign against Rohingya minority ‘genocide’
House of Representatives approved a resolution by a vote of 394-1, declarin military campaign against Rohingya Muslim minority a genocide
Twitter CEO acknowledges suffering of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims
Jack Dorsey slammed for ignoring Rohingya while praising Myanmar's people and natural beauty
Rally to mark one year since arrest of Myanmar Reuters journalists
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo arrested outside a Yangon restaurant Dec. 12, later handed seven-year jail sentences after exposing a massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state
‘Genocide’ evidence in case of Myanmar’s Rohingya growing
US Holocaust Museum, report commissioned by US State Department call for Myanmar military to be held accountable
New Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi
They're increasingly disillusioned with the administration they voted into power with sky-high hopes three years ago
Returning refugees face uncertainty in eastern Myanmar settlement
It’s an unpleasant homecoming for thousands who escaped civil war
Myanmar court allows jailed journalists to appeal convictions
Reporters were convicted of violating Myanmar's official secrets act
Rohingya refugee camp quiet after Bangladesh postpone return
Normal life returned to a Rohingya Muslim refugee camp in Bangladesh on Friday, a day after government authorities postponed plans to begin repatriating residents to Myanmar when no one volunteered to go.United Nations officials and international aid agencies praised the government of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who hopes to ...
Bangladesh says Rohingya who volunteer will go to Myanmar
Bangladesh authorities say repatriation of some Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar will begin Thursday as scheduled if people are willing to go despite calls from United Nations officials and human rights groups for the refugees' safety to be verified first.Refugee commissioner Abul Kalam said at a news conference that officials will ...
Bangladesh ready to return Rohingya, who say they’ll refuse
Bangladesh authorities said they are ready to begin repatriating some of the more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from army-led violence in Myanmar since last year. But refugees scheduled to leave said they would refuse to go because of fears for their safety.Some said their families have fled ...
Red Cross says conditions not right for Rohingyas to return
The International Committee of the Red Cross says conditions are not right for Rohingya Muslim refugees to return safely to Myanmar from Bangladesh, where over 700,000 have sought refuge since August 2017 following a military crackdown.Robert Mardini is the organization's U.N. observer. He told reporters Wednesday that the conflict between ...
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. 'IF SEEN, PLEASE HAVE HIM CALL'A message board at a shelter for those who fled California's deadliest wildfire is filled with photos of the missing, as well as pleas for any information about ...
Pence says Myanmar’s handling of Rohingya ‘without excuse’
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rebuffed criticism over her government's treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims.U.S. Vice President Mike Pence meets Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, not seen, in Singapore, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Pence is Singapore to attend the 33rd ASEAN summit. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, Pool)U.S. ...
US reiterates commitment to help Myanmar’s Rohingya
But US officials say situation in areas where Rohingya refugees are expected to resettle in Myanmar is not suitable for safe return
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