Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

Rohingya refugees sail on an improvised raft across the Naf River to reach Bangladesh, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera   GENEVA, December 5 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations’ top human rights official said on Tuesday, adding that more were […]

China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the 13th Asia Europe Foreign Ministers Meeting (ASEM) in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer   NAYPYITAW, November 20 (Reuters) – China called for a ceasefire in Myanmar’s Rakhine State so that Rohingya Muslim refugees can return from Bangladesh, proposing a three-stage approach to the crisis as […]

Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar military of widespread rape

Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar military of widespread rape

Rohingya refugees walk along the temporary shelters at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar   UNITED NATIONS, November 16 (Reuters) – Human Rights Watch accused Myanmar security forces on Thursday of committing widespread rape against women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing during the past […]

Tillerson to meet Myanmar military supremo in bid to ease Rohingya crisis

Tillerson to meet Myanmar military supremo in bid to ease Rohingya crisis

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to staff members at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, Switzerland October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Alex Brandon/Pool   NAYPYITAW, November 15 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday for talks with the army chief whose forces have been accused of atrocities […]

Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingya, replaces general

Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingya, replaces general

Rohingya refugees walk after crossing the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain   YANGON, November 14 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s army released a report on Monday denying all allegations of rape and killings by security forces, having days earlier replaced the general in […]

Rohingya row to Bangladesh as Myanmar’s Suu Kyi runs summit gauntlet

Rohingya row to Bangladesh as Myanmar’s Suu Kyi runs summit gauntlet

A Rohingya refugee leads by swimming on the sea as others arrive near a shore on a makeshift boat after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, at Shah Porir Dwip near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar   COX’S BAZAR/YANGON, November 9 (Reuters) – Blessed by calmer seas, several hundred more Rohingya Muslims on Thursday […]

Myanmar says UN move could harm talks with Bangladesh

Myanmar says UN move could harm talks with Bangladesh

Rohingya refugee children wait in a queue to collect food in Palongkhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain   YANGON, November 8 (Reuters) – Myanmar said on Wednesday that a U.N. Security Council statement on the Rohingya refugee crisis could “seriously harm” its talks with Bangladesh over repatriating […]

U.N. Security Council urges Myanmar to stop excessive military force

U.N. Security Council urges Myanmar to stop excessive military force

Young Rohingya refugees learn to recite the Koran in an Arabic school at Palongkhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain   UNITED NATIONS, November 7 (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council urged the Myanmar government on Monday to “ensure no further excessive use of military force in […]

U.S. constantly adjusting sanctions regime in response to Myanmar situation: official

U.S. constantly adjusting sanctions regime in response to Myanmar situation: official

A Myanmar border guard police officers stand guard in Buthidaung, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Simon Lewis/Files   DHAKA, November 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. government will constantly adjust its sanctions regime to respond properly to the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhaine state where many thousands of Rohingya people have been displaced, a senior […]

Myanmar sees ‘bad consequences’ if U.S. imposes sanctions on military

Myanmar sees ‘bad consequences’ if U.S. imposes sanctions on military

Mohsin, 1, a Rohingya refugee boy who crossed the border from Myanmar this week, cries on the floor of the Seagull Primary School in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay   YANGON, November 3 (Reuters) – Proposed U.S. sanctions targeting Myanmar’s military for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims would […]

Myanmar gives green light to resume food aid to Rakhine, says U.N.

Myanmar gives green light to resume food aid to Rakhine, says U.N.

FILE PHOTO: People displaced by violence walk in the banks of Mayu river with their belongings while moving to another village, in Buthidaung in the north of Rakhine state, Myanmar September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo   GENEVA, October 27 (Reuters) – Myanmar authorities have agreed to allow the United Nations to resume distribution of food […]

U.S. weighs calling Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis ‘ethnic cleansing’

U.S. weighs calling Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis ‘ethnic cleansing’

A Rohingya refugee boy, who crossed the border from Myanmar this week, eats while taking shelter at Seagull Primary School, in the Kutupalong refugee camp, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay   WASHINGTON, October 25 (Reuters) – The State Department is considering formally declaring the crackdown on Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims to be […]

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