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As UN looks on, Myanmar Army Chief defends military campaign in Rakhine

Myanmar`s army chief defended a military crackdown in Rakhine State on Monday after the UN pledged to probe claims security forces carried out a campaign of killing and torture against Rohingya Muslims there.

Rohingya group urges  European Union support for probe into 'Myanmar's Crimes against Rohingya'

Rohingya group urges European Union support for probe into 'Myanmar's Crimes against Rohingya'

A group representing Rohingya in Europe has called on the European Union to support a United Nation (UN)-led investigation into "Myanmar's Crimes against Rohingya."

Bangladesh starts head count for Rohingya relocation

Bangladesh authorities have began a census of Rohingya refugees living in the country`s southeast as part of a controversial move to relocate them to an uninhabited island, officials said Tuesday.

Hundreds of Rohingya 'return home' from Bangladesh

Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said today, adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives.

Pope Francis issues stinging criticism of Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya

Pope Francis issues stinging criticism of Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya

Pope Francis on Wednesday issued a stinging criticism of atrocities against Myanmar`s minority Rohingya

22,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar to Bangladesh in one week: UN

22,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar to Bangladesh in one week: UN

The figure marks a sharp escalation in the numbers fleeing a military campaign which rights groups say has been marred by abuses so severe they could amount to crimes against humanity.

Myanmar commission denies abuses against Rohingya

A commission probing violence in Myanmar`s Rakhine State on Wednesday denied security forces had abused Rohingya, days after a video emerged showing police beating civilians from the Muslim minority.

Myanmar detains police over Rohingya abuse video

Myanmar`s government on Monday said it has detained several police officers over a video apparently showing Rohingya civilians being beaten, a rare admission that authorities may have carried out abuses against the Muslim minority.

Myanmar Rohingya abuse may be `crimes against humanity`: UN

Myanmar Rohingya abuse may be `crimes against humanity`: UN

More than 120,000 Rohingya have been crammed into displacement camps since sectarian violence in 2012.

Hundreds of Rohingya cross into Bangladesh, fleeing unrest

Most are hiding out in camps for the 32,000 legally registered already living in southeast Bangladesh, fearing repatriation if they are found by authorities.

Mob destroys mosque as religious, ethnic tension rises in Myanmar

Mob destroys mosque as religious, ethnic tension rises in Myanmar

Villagers from Thayethamin, a remote settlement a two-hours` drive northeast of Myanmar`s largest city, Yangon, destroyed the mosque on Thursday. 

21 die in boat capsize off Myanmar: UN

At least 21 people including nine children died after a boat capsized in rough waters off the coast of Myanmar's restive Rakhine state today, a UN spokesman said.

Myanmar lifts state of emergency in troubled Rakhine state

Myanmar`s outgoing government on Tuesday lifted a state of emergency in conflict-hit Rakhine, a parting gesture that coincides with turbulent relations between Aung San Suu Kyi`s new administration and the western state`s powerful Buddhist political party.