Rohingya huddled in Bangladesh camps fear plan to move them on

More than 20 years after the first wave of Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar, fear is spreading through the sweltering camps of mud houses where they found shelter in southern Bangladesh that they will soon be on the move again.

Myanmar escorting boatload of 700 migrants to Rakhine state

Myanmar`s navy on Tuesday escorted a boatload of more than 700 migrants towards its western state of Rakhine, authorities said, five days after it was found adrift in the Bay of Bengal.

Obama says Myanmar needs to end discrimination of Rohingya to succeed

President Barack Obama said on Monday that Myanmar needs to take seriously the issue of how it treats the Rohingya people if it wants to be successful in its transition to a democracy.

Australia turns back asylum-seeker boat: Indonesia

Scores of asylum-seekers have come ashore in eastern Indonesia after their boat was intercepted by the Australian navy and pushed into Indonesian waters as they headed for New Zealand, police said Monday.

Migrant boat still being held off Myanmar coast: Government

More than 700 migrants found packed aboard an overcrowded boat in the Andaman Sea were still being held offshore by Myanmar`s navy on Monday, more than three days after the converted fishing vessel was intercepted off the country`s coast.

Myanmar lands seized migrant boat on island

 A boat packed with more than 700 "boat people" seized off Myanmar`s coast was stopped on a small island on Saturday, as officials gave mixed signals about its final destination.

Bangladeshi couple spot abducted son in press photo of boat migrants

A Bangladeshi couple say they have spotted the son they had long given up for dead, emaciated but still alive, in an Indonesian camp for boat migrants shown in a newspaper photograph. 

Migrants on road to recovery after ordeal at sea

Images of the starving, desperate migrants pleading for help from their green wooden boat off Thailand caused shockwaves and focused global attention on Asia`s human-trafficking crisis.

Myanmar, Bangladesh to address "root causes" of migrant crisis

Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to address the "root causes" of a migrant exodus from their shores at talks in Bangkok Friday, but critics pilloried a deal that failed to mention the Rohingya minority at the heart of the crisis.

UN calls for comprehensive response to SE Asia sea migrant crisis

The UN today called for a "comprehensive response" to the large scale humanitarian crisis of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar, of which nearly 2,000 are still believed to be stranded in the perilous sea across the Bay of Bengal.

Nobel laureates appeal for end to persecution of Rohingya

Several Nobel Peace Prize winners on Thursday called for an end to the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, describing it as "nothing less than genocide," and appealed for international help for them in Rakhine state.

Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya
Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya

The Dalai Lama has urged fellow Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to help Myanmar`s persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority amid a worsening migration crisis.

Bangladesh plans to move thousands of Rohingya to island

Bangladesh plans to relocate thousands of Rohingya who have spent years in refugee camps near the Myanmar border to a southern island, an official said Wednesday, as the region faces a human-trafficking crisis.

Malaysian police begin exhuming bodies at jungle camps

Malaysian police forensic teams, digging with hoes and shovels, began the grim task on Tuesday of exhuming the bodies of dozens of suspected victims of human traffickers found buried around jungle camps near the Thai border.

Myanmar population law raises fears for Rohingya minority

Myanmar has enacted a population law that rights groups said Sunday targets persecuted Rohingya Muslims, a minority group at the centre of a migration crisis that has seen thousands flee the country.

Bangladesh to verify nationality of trafficking victims rescued by Myanmar

A delegation from Bangladesh has departed for Myanmar to verify the nationality of 208 human trafficking victims, who were recently rescued from the sea.

Rohingya Muslims found on boat rescued by Myanmar navy

At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official accounts that all onboard were from Bangladesh.

After ordeal at sea, Rohingya toddler dies in Indonesia

Beneath the swaying banana trees, there is nothing but a few plants to mark the resting place of three-year-old Shahira Bibi and the horror of the final weeks of her short life, at sea on a migrant boat.

Indonesia begins search for migrant boats

Indonesia has begun search and rescue operations for stranded migrant boats carrying Bangladeshis and ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, an official said Sunday, after it dropped a hardline policy of refusing them sanctuary.

Myanmar to deport migrants as UN chief urges further rescues

A group of migrants recently rescued by Myanmar will be deported to Bangladesh, officials confirmed Saturday, as the United Nations chief called on regional nations to prioritise saving the lives of those still stranded at sea.