Pope called to say ‘Rohingya’

As Pope Francis (pictured) begins an official visit to Myanmar tomorrow (Monday), he is facing scrutiny as to whether he will use the word...

Icon to pariah in 2 years 

The United States has for the first time called Myanmar's attacks against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State "ethnic cleansing", saying targeted sanctions against those...

Rohingya ‘whitewash’ report slammed 

Human rights groups have condemned an internal investigation by Myanmar’s military into alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, branding it a "whitewash" and demanding that...

Rakhine port’s delays continue

The future of a major Chinese-backed economic zone in troubled Rakhine State remains in the balance amid repeated delays. In 2015, Myanmar signed a deal...

Suu Kyi visits Rakhine

Myanmar’s embattled state counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, has visited Rakhine State to inspect the sites of atrocities against the displaced Rohingya community. The international...

Lee ‘baffled’ by Suu Kyi 

The United Nations human rights rapporteur in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has said she is baffled by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s response to...

UN axes Rohingya report 

The United Nations food aid agency has withdrawn a critical report revealing starvation among the Rohingya Muslim population after the Myanmar government demanded it...

HRW: Rohingya men killed in village

Myanmar’s military killed numerous Rohingya civilians as they tried to escape government-organised violence near the Bangladesh border, witnesses have told Human Rights Watch (HRW). The...

UN Rakhine trip axed

Myanmar has cancelled the scheduled visit by a UN team to Myanmar’s Rakhine State, from which an estimated 480,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since...

Rakhine mob attacks aid boat

Buddhist protesters in Myanmar have thrown petrol bombs to prevent a boat loaded with aid from reaching Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. Hundreds of protesters...

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