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The United Nations food aid agency has withdrawn a critical report revealing starvation among the Rohingya Muslim population after the Myanmar government demanded it...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

Myanmar demands Rakhine unity

Myanmar's army chief Min Aung Hlaing has called for the union to unite over the "issue" of the Rohingya in Rakhine State, saying the...

Trump, Najib dodge 1MDB

Donald Trump has lauded embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during talks in Washington for his country’s financial investment in US companies and his...

Blood-stained keyboards 

Myanmar is fast returning to its previous status as a pariah state as thousands protest across Asian cities to denounce the persecution of its...

Myanmar mining Rakhine border: sources

Myanmar has been accused by government sources in Dhaka of laying landmines along its Rakhine State border with Bangladesh. It was claimed the purpose may...

Annan calls Suu Kyi to act

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has reported that Myanmar must end restrictions on movement and citizenship for its Rohingya minority if it wants...

Pope visit set to stir hatred 

Although Pope Francis' expected late November visit to Myanmar has not been officially announced, it has already enflamed religious and ethnic tension.  Buddhist nationalist groups...

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