Thailand arrests 53 Rohingya migrants: Official

Thai authorities on Saturday arrested 53 Rohingya migrants and two suspected Thai traffickers en route to neighbouring Malaysia, an official said.

Myanmar blockades Rohingya, tries to erase name

Authorities sealed off villages for months in Myanmar's only Muslim-majority region and in some cases beat and arrested people who refused to register with immigration officials, residents and activists say, in what may be the most aggressive effort yet to compel Rohingya to identify themselves as migrants from neighboring Bangladesh.

Thailand deports 1,300 Rohingya boat people

Thailand has sent around 1,300 Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, a top official said, dismaying rights campaigners who warned the minority Muslims faced persecution in the former junta-ruled country.

US `troubled` by Myanmar unrest

The United States said on Friday it was "deeply troubled" by a new wave of unrest in western Myanmar which has left several people dead, and warned security forces against "excessive force."

Myanmar rejects UN Rohingya citizenship appeal

Myanmar said it will not grant citizenship to Muslims identifying themselves as Rohingya, despite renewed pressure by United Nations which describes them as world`s most persecuted.

Asylum-seeker dies in Japan while doctor at lunch: NGO

An asylum-seeker collapsed and died after staff at a Japanese immigration centre failed to call for help, allegedly because the doctor was having lunch, a pressure group today said.

Two killed in Myanmar refugee camp dispute: UN

The UN refugee agency said that two people were killed and six wounded when security forces tried to quell a dispute at a refugee camp housing Muslims in western Myanmar.

India urged to help end killings in Myanmar

Human Rights Watch on Monday urged India to use its influence with Myanmar authorities to demand an end to attacks on Muslims there.

Fresh Muslim-Buddhist clashes in Myanmar, 3 killed

Hundreds of houses were torched and three killed in fresh sectarian clashes that erupted between the Buddhists and Muslims in western Myanmar, authorities said on Tuesday.