Rakhine state

Myanmar army kills 13 rebels in Rakhine clashes: military spokesman

The recent surge of violence began after insurgents killed 13 police and wounded nine in attacks on four police posts on January 4.

Jan 18, 2019, 17:33 PM IST

Not just Rohingya, India must emerge as global thought leader on refugees

India should learn from Europe, and emerge as a moral force on the global refugee crisis.

Oct 09, 2018, 12:56 PM IST

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

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

Myanmar security forces took part in killing 10 Rohingya: Army

Myanmar security forces took part in the massacre of 10 Rohinyga, the army chief`s office said Wednesday, also admitting for the first time the existence of a mass grave of the Muslim minority in Rakhine state.

Jan 10, 2018, 19:32 PM IST

India sends relief material to Myanmar's Rakhine state

More than 600,000 Rohingyas have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh since violence erupted in Rakhine late in August.

Nov 25, 2017, 15:40 PM IST

India sends relief material for displaced persons in Myanmar's Rakhine State

An Indian Air Force aircraft with relief material for distribution among the displaced persons in Myanmar's restive Rakhine State landed in Yangon on Friday. 

Nov 24, 2017, 23:40 PM IST

Tough conditions for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: US

The scale of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is "immense" and while the host nation has been "generous" in its efforts, the situation requires a lot more work, a top US official who recently visited Bangladesh has said.

Nov 08, 2017, 07:19 AM IST

Suu Kyi visits Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited confict-battered Rakhine state on Thursday for the first time.

Nov 02, 2017, 23:58 PM IST

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

India will see if Rohingyas can return to Myanmar, says Foreign Secretary

UN has put the total number of Rohingya refugees that have arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25 at 604,000.

Oct 26, 2017, 23:12 PM IST

We're determined to fight violent extremism and terrorism together, says Sushma Swaraj in Bangladesh

This is Sushma Swaraj's second visit to Bangladesh as External Affairs Minister.

Oct 22, 2017, 18:31 PM IST

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sets out aid plan to end Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi has set out plans for a new humanitarian project to enable Myanmar`s Rakhine State to emerge as a peaceful and developed region, which a close adviser said showed her determination to fix the country`s refugee crisis.

Oct 13, 2017, 23:19 PM IST

Rohingya exodus 'exaggerated', says Myanmar's Army chief

The media has "exaggerated" the number of Rohingya refugees fleeing an army crackdown, Myanmar's commander-in-chief has said.

Oct 12, 2017, 16:33 PM IST

Bangladesh's mega refugee camp plan for 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims 'dangerous': UN official

Hard-pressed Bangladesh authorities plan to expand a refugee camp at Kutupalong near the border town of Cox's Bazar to accommodate all the Rohingya.

Oct 08, 2017, 06:20 AM IST

Myanmar beauty queen Shwe Eain Si loses crown over Rohingya remarks

Shwe Eain Si, 19, lost her Miss Grand Myanmar title in recent days after she posted a video in which she accused Rohingya militants of stoking an unrest in Rakhine State.

Oct 04, 2017, 16:50 PM IST

More mass graves of Hindu villagers killed by Rohingya militants found

Bodies of 45 Hindus have been discovered in three mass graves in the Myanmar's conflict-torn northern Rakhine state, the officials said blaming Muslim insurgents for the killings. 

Sep 26, 2017, 08:10 AM IST

Myanmar looks for more Hindu corpses as mass grave unearthed

Northern Rakhine was plunged into crisis after Rohingya militants raided police posts last month, unleashing an army crackdown that has displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians.

Sep 25, 2017, 12:38 PM IST

Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar: Army

"Security members found and dug up 28 dead bodies of Hindus who were cruelly violently and killed by ARSA extremist Bengali terrorists in Rakhine State," a statement posted on the army chief`s website said.

Sep 24, 2017, 20:16 PM IST

Bangladesh says Rohingya influx grinds to a halt

The UN says 429,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh since attacks by Ronhingya militants in Rakhine on August 25 sparked a major Myanmar military crackdown.


Sep 23, 2017, 17:57 PM IST