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Tackle prejudice, hatred: Pope to Myanmar Buddhist clergy

The pontiff has avoided direct discussion of the crisis to avoid setting off Buddhist hardliners.

29 Nov 2017 6:48 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China amid growing concerns over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar has bristled at pressure from Western nations over its armed forces' brutal response to Rohingya Muslim militants.

27 Nov 2017 4:13 PM

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on a highly sensitive visit

The visit comes as Myanmar's military stands accused of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya Muslims.

27 Nov 2017 3:36 PM

No return of Rohingyas without international monitors: Human Rights Watch

Rights groups have accused security forces of atrocities, including mass rape, arson and killings.

24 Nov 2017 5:08 PM

Syu Kyi, Bangladesh minister meet; discuss Rohingya repatriation

The stateless Rohingya have been the target of communal violence and vicious anti-Muslim sentiment in mainly Buddhist Myanmar for years.

23 Nov 2017 4:18 PM

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Myanmar Army Chief says, Rohingyas can return when ‘real citizens’ agree

The general’s comments came a day after he met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

16 Nov 2017 6:24 PM

Myanmar military denies claims of atrocities on Rohingya Muslims

The military's latest claims were contrary to a large and growing body of evidence documenting severe rights abuses in Myanmar.

14 Nov 2017 1:18 PM

Myanmar’s tourism dreams on steady decline in lieu of Rohingya crisis

Ever since the bloodshed broke out in late August, tourism operators have witnessed a cascade of cancellations and rippling fear.

29 Oct 2017 5:13 PM

Myanmar govt’s to harvest abandoned farmlands, Rohingyas’ return looks bleak

The border region has been emptied of most of its Muslim residents since late August.

29 Oct 2017 11:32 AM

Media 'exaggerated' Rohingya refugees fleeing number: Myanmar army chief

His comments followed a meeting with US Ambassador Scot Marciel, who expressed concern over the half million fleeing refugees

12 Oct 2017 3:12 PM

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With no report of attacks, Rohingya insurgent ceasefire ends in Myanmar

The government offensive in the north of Rakhine State has sent some 520,000 Rohingya civilians fleeing to Bangladesh.

10 Oct 2017 10:45 AM

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford honour over Rohingya criticism

A cross-party motion was unanimously passed by the council on Tuesday, which said it was 'no longer appropriate' for her to hold the honour.

04 Oct 2017 4:55 PM

Myanmar beauty queen stripped off her title 'after posting Rohingya video'

Myanmar's army is accused of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya in the far west

04 Oct 2017 12:23 PM

Mass graves of Hindus: India asks Myanmar to punish perpetrators

External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the India condemns terrorism in all forms.

30 Sep 2017 10:46 AM

Hindus recount massacre in Myanmar as mass graves unearthed

The military's sweeping reprisal has left hundreds dead and sent nearly half a million Rohingya refugees fleeing to Bangladesh.

27 Sep 2017 3:41 PM

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Mass grave unearthed: Myanmar troops search for more Hindu corpses

The vast majority -- more than 430,000 -- are Rohingya Muslims who fled across the border to Bangladesh.

25 Sep 2017 11:24 AM

Mass grave of 28 Hindus killed by Rohingya militants discovered: Myanmar army

A senior police officer in northern Rakhine said they had been 'buried with 10-15 bodies in each hole.'

24 Sep 2017 8:56 PM

Facebook bans Rohingya militant group, designates it as 'dangerous organisation'

Facebook spokeswoman said that the move was in line with its policy of prohibiting violent groups from its site.

21 Sep 2017 12:29 PM

Better to call Muslims than using 'highly charged' emotive term: Suu Kyi on Rohingyas

There were petitions floating online calling for 'Daw Suu' to be stripped of her Nobel Peace Prize.

20 Sep 2017 2:54 PM

Ready to verify Rohingya refugees status to aid return: Suu Kyi

Her refusal so far to defend the Rohingya over nearly a month of violence has baffled and enraged the international community.

19 Sep 2017 8:47 AM

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