Myanmar

Rohingyas seek safety, citizenship guarantees before repatriation

Rohingyas seek safety, citizenship guarantees before repatriation

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on Saturday asked that they would be granted Myanmar citizenship before being repatriated to Rakhine state.

Jan 20, 2018, 17:43 PM IST
Bangladesh says it's hosting over a million Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh says it's hosting over a million Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh has counted more than a million Rohingya refugees living in camps near the border with Myanmar.

Jan 17, 2018, 15:45 PM IST
7 ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar police open fire at riot

7 ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar police open fire at riot

 Myanmar Police opened fire on a mob of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists as they tried to seize a government office late Tuesday.

Jan 17, 2018, 09:30 AM IST
Strong 6.0 quake hits central Myanmar: USGS

Strong 6.0 quake hits central Myanmar: USGS

The shallow quake struck at a depth of 10 km (six miles) some 40 km (24 miles) west of the town of Phyu and 176 km (110 miles) northwest of Yangon.

Jan 12, 2018, 06:27 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
Bangladesh arrests suspected Islamist militant near Rohingya camps

Bangladesh arrests suspected Islamist militant near Rohingya camps

An estimated 655,000 Rohingya have left Myanmar since late August to escape what UN officials have termed ethnic cleansing with possible "elements of genocide".

Dec 31, 2017, 15:28 PM IST
South Korea seizes second ship suspected of providing oil to North Korea

South Korea seizes second ship suspected of providing oil to North Korea

The UN Security Council last month unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea for a recent intercontinental ballistic missile test.

Dec 31, 2017, 15:08 PM IST
Rohingyas to return to Myanmar soon: Bangladesh Minister

Rohingyas to return to Myanmar soon: Bangladesh Minister

Bangladesh Health Minister Mohammed Nasim has said that Rohingya refugees will return to their homeland soon.

Dec 25, 2017, 20:48 PM IST
Rohingya Muslims sneaking into Manipur: CM N Biren Singh

Rohingya Muslims sneaking into Manipur: CM N Biren Singh

Singh was replying to a calling attention motion tabled by Congress member K. Meghachandra. 

Dec 22, 2017, 16:36 PM IST
A week later, Myanmar authorities silent on whereabouts of detained Reuters journalists

A week later, Myanmar authorities silent on whereabouts of detained Reuters journalists

As two Reuters journalists neared the end of a week in detention in Myanmar on Tuesday, there was no word on where they were being held as authorities proceeded with an investigation into whether they violated the country`s colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

Dec 19, 2017, 10:52 AM IST
US top diplomat calls for release of two reporters arrested in Myanmar

US top diplomat calls for release of two reporters arrested in Myanmar

"Our local representatives at the mission in Myanmar, at the embassy, are expressing our concerns over the detention of individuals," Tillerson told reporters.

Dec 16, 2017, 00:18 AM IST
UN chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar

UN chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Guterres said his main concern over Myanmar was the "dramatic violations of human rights".

Dec 14, 2017, 23:51 PM IST
Rajnath Singh asks border states to check influx of Rohingyas, Bangladeshi migrants

Rajnath Singh asks border states to check influx of Rohingyas, Bangladeshi migrants

According to official estimates, around 36,000 Rohingyas are currently living in various parts of India.

Dec 07, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
US House condemns 'ethnic cleansing' Rohingyas, passes resolution

US House condemns 'ethnic cleansing' Rohingyas, passes resolution

The US House of Representatives has condemned the "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims and called on Myanmar's leadership to end attacks on minorities in the Rakhine state, in the stiffest congressional criticism of the government in the Buddhist-majority country.

Dec 06, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
Working to ensure returns of Rohingya refugees, Myanmar tells UN

Working to ensure returns of Rohingya refugees, Myanmar tells UN

Myanmar told the United Nations on Tuesday that it was finalising terms for a joint working group with Bangladesh that will launch the process of return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.

Dec 05, 2017, 16:40 PM IST
Pope Francis says he 'wept' while meeting Rohingya refugees

Pope Francis says he 'wept' while meeting Rohingya refugees

The Rohingya meeting was a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Dec 03, 2017, 10:37 AM IST
Pope Francis ends Asia tour dominated by refugee crisis

Pope Francis ends Asia tour dominated by refugee crisis

Pope Francis left Bangladesh on Saturday at the end of a high-stakes Asia tour that was dominated by the plight of the Rohingya ethnic minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Dec 02, 2017, 17:36 PM IST
Pope flies to Bangladesh after contentious Myanmar visit

Pope flies to Bangladesh after contentious Myanmar visit

Pope Francis on Thursday flew on to Bangladesh after concluding a 4-day visit to Myanmar.

Nov 30, 2017, 13:20 PM IST
Pope Francis holds landmark mass for Myanmar Catholics

Pope Francis holds landmark mass for Myanmar Catholics

A sea of worshippers crowded into a football field in Yangon on Wednesday for a historic open-air mass by Pope Francis, whose visit to Myanmar has been framed so far by his public sidestepping of the Rohingya crisis.

Nov 29, 2017, 12:37 PM IST