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  • UNSC's Myanmar Trip: Naypyidaw to 'try to fix ties with world'

    As the UNSC delegation begins visiting Myanmar today its government will make an effort to repair its strained relationship with the international community and allow some of Rohingyas to return to Rakhine State.

  • Camp or prison?

    They are like prisons. Yet, the Myanmar government calls them camps. In those camps in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine, one lakh Rohingyas have been languishing for almost six years.

  • UNSC team due on April 29

    Bangladesh will describe the brutalities that the Rohingyas faced in Rakhine State and steps taken by the government here to the UN Security Council delegation, which is due in Dhaka on April 29.

  • UN says Reuters report on Myanmar massacre ‘alarming’

    The United Nations describe the details of a Reuters investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as “alarming” and says it showed the need for a thorough probe into the violence in the country’s Rakhine state.

  • How Myanmar forces burned, looted and killed Rohingyas

    The killings in the coastal village of Inn Din marks another bloody episode in the ethnic violence sweeping northern Rakhine state, on Myanmar’s western fringe.

  • Rohingya Repatriation: Myanmar team flies in today

    A six-member Myanmar delegation arrives in Dhaka today for a meeting to set up the Joint Working Group, which would facilitate the repatriation of Rohingyas who fled violence in Rakhine State.

  • Forming Jt Group: Naypyitaw, Dhaka miss deadline

    Bangladesh and Myanmar are going to set up a Joint Working Group next week to facilitate the repatriation of thousands of Rohingyas who fled violence in Rakhine State.

  • Rohingya refugee woman

    Violence still forcing them to flee home

    Armed conflicts in Myanmar's Rakhine state have deescalated, but communal violence continues to force the Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh, an official of Red Cross said.

  • Horrors they will never forget

    Running away from his burning village in Rakhine State and coming to Bangladesh, 12-year-old Hasan walked into an abandoned village to look for food and water. When he found a water reservoir and got closer, he saw about 50 bodies floating.

  • Rohingya Children

    Rohingya return a long way off

    Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until "real Myanmar citizens" are ready to accept them, the country's army chief said yesterday, casting doubt over government pledges to begin repatriating the persecuted Muslim minority.

  • Change of guard in Rakhine

    Myanmar's army has replaced the general in charge of Rakhine state following a military crackdown that has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh amid reports of mass rape, torture and other crimes against humanity.

  • Rohingya village

    Aid access still challenging

    Though the Myanmar authorities have agreed to allow the UN to resume food distribution in Rakhine, aid access in the state remains extremely challenging, says the UN.

  • Rohingya Crisis for food

    Act now to solve Rohingya crisis

    Lawmakers from Commonwealth countries have called upon the international community to take urgent action to resolve the Rohingya crisis.

  • PM Sheikh Hasina

    CPA lawmakers stand by Dhaka

    Lawmakers from Commonwealth countries have committed their full support for Bangladesh in resolving the Rohingya crisis. The commitment came yesterday after Dhaka briefed them on the issue during the annual conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in the capital.

  • Rohingya refugee Naf River cross

    Responsibility lies with Myanmar

    The US wants Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas in their own villages following their exodus from violence-wracked Rakhine State towards Bangladesh, a senior State Department official said in Dhaka yesterday.

  • Suu Kyi Visits Rakhine Finally...

    Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit north Rakhine

    Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited conflict-battered northern Rakhine State for the first time yesterday, reportedly meeting Rohingya Muslims who have faced an army crackdown that has seen hundreds of thousands of the minority flee.

  • Rohingya child in tears

    Almost everyone is survivor or witness

    Almost every Rohingya woman and girl, who fled the Rakhine State in Myanmar and took shelter in Bangladesh, is either a survivor of

  • 'Beijing with Dhaka'

    Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka yesterday said his country stands by Bangladesh and hopes there will soon be a peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis.

  • Dhaka pushing for special UN session

    Dhaka has intensified diplomatic efforts for the UN Human Rights Council to hold a special session and adopt a

  • Mayanmar Rohingya refugee crisis

    The fastest growing refugee crisis

    With the Rohingyas streaming into Bangladesh fleeing a brutal crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the UN rights body chief denounced the atrocities as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

  • Another UN report shelved

    Only a few weeks after it was revealed that the UN had suppressed a report highly critical of the conditions in Rakhine State, we find out that a UN World Food Programme report on hunger and starvation of the Rohingyas had also been shelved.

  • No let-up in atrocities

    Despite Myanmar's assurances that it is stopping the exodus of Rohingyas, members of the minority group continue to stream towards Bangladesh fleeing violence in Rakhine State.

  • Move fast for safe return of Rohingyas

    The foreign diplomats and UN officials, who were taken on a tour to conflict-ridden Rakhine State on Monday, want Myanmar to move quickly for voluntary, dignified and safe return of the Rohingyas who fled violence to Bangladesh.

  • Myanmar takes foreign diplomats to conflict-torn Rakhine

    Myanmar authorities took foreign diplomats and United Nations representatives on a tour Monday of conflict-torn northern Rakhine state, where a security crackdown has led to an exodus of more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims.

  • Rohingya Crisis Talks: Myanmar team due today

    A Myanmar delegation is coming to Dhaka tonight to discuss repatriation of the refugees who have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in Rakhine State.

  • aidgroups

    Aid groups call for access to Myanmar conflict zone

    International aid groups in Myanmar have urged the government to allow free access to Rakhine State, where an army offensive has sent 480,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh but hundreds of thousands remain cut off from food, shelter and medical care.

  • PM urges quick, effective UN steps

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought expeditious UN and global interventions to protect all civilians in Myanmar's Rakhine State and take effective steps for a permanent solution to the protracted Rohingya crisis. Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday, she called upon the UN secretary-general to immediately send a “fact-finding mission” to Rakhine.

  • Fresh fires, blast hit Rakhine

    Twenty homes caught fire and a bomb was detonated near a mosque in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the government said yesterday, the

  • Rohingyas missing in his call

    Myanmar's army chief yesterday called for people internally displaced by violence in Rakhine State to go home and rebuild

  • US Ambassador in Dhaka, Marcia Bernicat, Bangladesh Cricket Team, England, US envoy

    Take back Rohingyas

    US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat has called on Myanmar to immediately end the violence in Rakhine state, restore peace