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Rohingya Muslims demand justice at Myanmar World Court case

12 December, 2019 3:06 pm 3:06 pm

COX’S BAZAR (Reuters) – Rohingya Muslims demanded Myanmar be held to account at the United Nations’ top court in The Hague, where Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set to defend the country against charges of genocide of the minority community. More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in 2017 … Read More

Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at ICJ

11 November, 2019 4:35 pm 4:35 pm

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Gambia said on Monday it had filed a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, drawing praise from human rights groups and Rohingya activists. More than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh since a 2017 crackdown by Myanmar’s … Read More

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UN chief asks Myanmar to ensure safe return of Rohingya

11 November, 2019 2:33 pm 2:33 pm

BANGKOK (AFP) – UN chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged Myanmar to ensure the “safe” return of Rohingya refugees driven out by army operations, a plea made in front of Aung San Suu Kyi more than two years since her country cracked down on the Muslim minority. Speaking at a summit of Southeast Asian leaders … Read More


600,000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’...

09 September, 2019 1:27 am 1:27 am

NEW YORK – Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a “serious risk of genocide”, UN investigators said Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains “impossible”. The fact-finding mission to Myanmar, set up by the Human Rights Council, last year branded the army operations in 2017 … Read More


Violent crimes: Bangladesh bans cell phone access in Rohingya camps

09 September, 2019 6:56 am 6:56 am

DHAKA – Bangladesh has ordered telecommunications companies to stop selling SIM cards and shut down cell phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in sprawling refugee camps.  The order resonated across the camps on Monday, where it threatened to disconnect Rohingya from several settlements that stretch for kilometres in the border district of Cox’s Bazar. The communication … Read More

Myanmar troops’ sexual violence against Rohingya shows ‘genocid...

08 August, 2019 9:14 pm 9:14 pm

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Sexual violence committed by Myanmar troops against Rohingya women and girls in 2017 was an indication of the military’s genocidal intent to destroy the mainly Muslim ethnic minority, United Nations investigators concluded in a report released on Thursday. The panel of independent investigators, set up by the UN Human Rights Council … Read More

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US imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over killings of Rohingya ...

07 July, 2019 7:34 pm 7:34 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. The steps, which also covered Min Aung Hlaing’s deputy, Soe Win, and two other senior commanders … Read More


US imposes sanctions on Myanmar commander-in-chief over Rohingya abuses

07 July, 2019 8:47 am 8:47 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States have announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. The steps, which also covered Min Aung Hlaing’s deputy, Soe Win, and two other senior commanders … Read More

Two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar freed after more than 500 days

05 May, 2019 9:08 am 9:08 am

YANGON (Reuters) – Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars. The two reporters, Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had been convicted in September … Read More

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Myanmar’s top court hears Reuters reporters’ appeal in official...

03 March, 2019 7:47 pm 7:47 pm

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – Myanmar’s Supreme Court heard the appeal on Tuesday of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about Myanmar’s progress towards democracy. Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than 15 months in detention since they were arrested in … Read More

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Thaw of Himalayas set to disrupt Asia’s rivers, crops: study

02 February, 2019 11:38 am 11:38 am

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – At least a third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush will thaw this century as temperatures rise, disrupting river flows vital for growing crops from China to India, scientists said on Monday. Vast glaciers make the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region – which is home to the world’s … Read More

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Myanmar army chief must be prosecuted for Rohingya genocide: UN rights envo...

01 January, 2019 5:58 pm 5:58 pm

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Myanmar’s army chief should be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, a UN human rights investigator said, adding that holding perpetrators to account for crimes was necessary before refugees who fled the country could return. Yanghee Lee, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, was speaking during … Read More

US House calls on Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

12 December, 2018 8:25 am 8:25 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US House of Representatives called nearly unanimously on Thursday for the government of Myanmar to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were imprisoned one year ago in a landmark free speech case. House members voted by 394 to 1 for a resolution calling for release of Wa … Read More

Pakistan exempted from US sanctions on ‘particularly concern list’

12 December, 2018 6:01 pm 6:01 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The Trump administration has exempted Pakistan from sanctions that affect the countries added to the US ‘particularly concern list’ that violate religious freedom. Following strong protest by Pakistan, the US has announced not to put sanctions on Pakistan and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo waived sanctions in the US national … Read More

Nine UN Security Council members ask to discuss Myanmar inquiry

10 October, 2018 12:07 pm 12:07 pm

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The chair of a United Nations inquiry that accused Myanmar’s military of genocide is likely to brief the Security Council this month after Britain, France, the United States and six other members requested the meeting, diplomats said on Tuesday. The move comes as global pressure mounts on Myanmar to act on … Read More