Rakhine

Three bombs hit capital of Myanmar's Rakhine state: Reports

Three bombs hit capital of Myanmar's Rakhine state: Reports

Three bombs exploded in different locations in Rakhine`s state capital Sittwe early Saturday morning, including at the home of a high ranking official, Myanmar police told AFP.

Feb 24, 2018, 07:46 AM IST
Rohingya rebels ambush in Rakhine wounds 3: Myanmar army

Rohingya rebels ambush in Rakhine wounds 3: Myanmar army

Rakhine was plunged into crisis last August after a series of militant raids that killed at least a dozen officials prompted a brutal military crackdown that sent some 650,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh.

Jan 06, 2018, 18:33 PM IST
Myanmar Army overruns Kachin rebel camps as fighting escalates

Myanmar Army overruns Kachin rebel camps as fighting escalates

A separate military campaign in Rakhine state, which has forced 655,000 Rohingya Muslims over the border into Bangladesh, has dominated global attention.

Jan 05, 2018, 17:36 PM IST
Myanmar has `no religious discrimination`, Army Chief tells Pope Francis

Myanmar has `no religious discrimination`, Army Chief tells Pope Francis

Myanmar`s military stands accused of waging a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims.

Nov 27, 2017, 16:59 PM IST
Myanmar accused of wiping out Rohingya reporters: Report

Myanmar accused of wiping out Rohingya reporters: Report

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 27 (IANS) Reporters working inside Myanmars Rakhine state to document the Rohingya crisis have gone missing, raising fears that they have been deliberately targeted by the military, a media report said on Monday.

Nov 27, 2017, 12:31 PM IST
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China as criticism over Rohingya crisis escalates

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China as criticism over Rohingya crisis escalates

Even as the US and UN have ramped up pressure over the Rohingya crisis, China has backed Myanmar's military action.

Nov 27, 2017, 10:55 AM IST
Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for return of thousands of Rohingyas

Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for return of thousands of Rohingyas

Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday, a senior Myanmar official told Reuters, for the return home of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled to the neighbouring country to escape a Myanmar army crackdown.

Nov 23, 2017, 14:23 PM IST

Myanmar, Bangladesh to ink Rohingya return deal amid concern over army's role

Myanmar expects to sign an accord on Thursday over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, a government official said, amid concern that Myanmar's powerful generals could prove obstructive.

Nov 23, 2017, 13:05 PM IST
Desperate Rohingya refugees use plastic rafts to flee Myanmar

Desperate Rohingya refugees use plastic rafts to flee Myanmar

Dozens of Rohingya refugees floated into Bangladesh on Wednesday on a raft fashioned from plastic jerrycans, as the persecuted Muslim minority continue to flee violence in Myanmar in droves, officials said.

Nov 08, 2017, 16:01 PM IST
Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb population in overcrowded Rohingya camps

Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb population in overcrowded Rohingya camps

Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control faile

Oct 28, 2017, 09:43 AM IST
Myanmar gives green light to resume food aid to Rakhine, says UN

Myanmar gives green light to resume food aid to Rakhine, says UN

The agreement, whose details are still being worked out, came as UNICEF reported that Rohingya refugee children fleeing into Bangladesh were arriving "close to death" from malnutrition.

Oct 27, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
World's biggest refugee camp planned in Bangladesh for Rohingyas

World's biggest refugee camp planned in Bangladesh for Rohingyas

The camp is expected to accommodate around 800,000 Rohingya Muslims 

Oct 17, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
Congress, Rahul should make stand clear on Rohingyas: BJP Chief Amit Shah

Congress, Rahul should make stand clear on Rohingyas: BJP Chief Amit Shah

Lakhs of Rohingya Muslims have fled Rakhine state in Myanmar in the aftermath of a military crackdown

Oct 13, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya aimed at permanently expelling Muslims from their home: UN

Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya aimed at permanently expelling Muslims from their home: UN

Myanmar's "systematic" crackdown on the Rohingya is aimed at permanently expelling the minority Muslim community from their home in Rakhine state, the United Nations said on Wednesday. 

Oct 11, 2017, 17:31 PM IST
Rohingya refugees doubt Myanmar's assurances on going home

Rohingya refugees doubt Myanmar's assurances on going home

COX`S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh were sceptical on Tuesday about their chances of ever going home to Myanmar, even though the government there has given an assuran

Oct 03, 2017, 14:40 PM IST
163 killed last year in attacks by Rohingya Muslim militants in Rakhine: Myanmar govt

163 killed last year in attacks by Rohingya Muslim militants in Rakhine: Myanmar govt

The comments by Myanmar govt officials came after the bodies of at least 45 Hindus were discovered in three mass graves earlier in the week

Sep 27, 2017, 15:33 PM IST
Myanmar says no 'ethnic cleansing,' genocide against Muslims

Myanmar says no 'ethnic cleansing,' genocide against Muslims

Myanmar's UN ambassador insisted Monday that there is no "ethnic cleansing" or genocide taking place against Muslims and objected "in the strongest terms" to countries that used those words to describe the situation in Rakhine State.

Sep 26, 2017, 10:54 AM IST
Bangladesh Hindus cut down Durga Puja expense to fund Rohingyas

Bangladesh Hindus cut down Durga Puja expense to fund Rohingyas

The puja celebration committees across Bangladesh had been asked to save and establish a fund to aid to the Rohingya refugees.

Sep 24, 2017, 11:34 AM IST
China to provide aid for Rakhine state

China to provide aid for Rakhine state

The announcement comes shortly after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the violence in Rakhine as unacceptable.

Sep 21, 2017, 14:04 PM IST
Situation in Myanmar's Rakhine should be handled with restraint: India at UN

Situation in Myanmar's Rakhine should be handled with restraint: India at UN

The Rohingyas do not enjoy citizenship status in Myanmar and are sparingly given refugee status in Bangladesh.

Sep 19, 2017, 19:17 PM IST