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Myanmar says soldiers, police facing action over village killings

Myanmar says soldiers, police facing action over village killings

Action will be taken against 10 members of Myanmar's security forces in connection with the killing of captured Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, a government spokesman said on Sunday, adding it was not related to a Reuters report on the incident.

Myanmar forces and Buddhist villagers torched Rohingya homes, then killed

Myanmar forces and Buddhist villagers torched Rohingya homes, then killed

Bound together, the 10 Rohingya captives watched their Buddhist neighbors dig a grave. Soon afterwards, on the morning of Sept. 2, all 10 lay dead. At least two were hacked to death by Buddhist villagers. The rest were shot by soldiers, two of the gravediggers said.

Swiss president pledges more than $12mn for Rohingya refugees

Swiss president pledges more than $12mn for Rohingya refugees

Swiss President Alain Berset, on a four-day official visit to Bangladesh, made the announcement on Monday after a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka.

UN says 100,000 Rohingya in grave danger from monsoon rains

UN says 100,000 Rohingya in grave danger from monsoon rains

More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in squalid, muddy camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a UN humanitarian report said.

Bangladesh forces detain Rohingya leader in camp raid

Bangladesh forces detain Rohingya leader in camp raid

The Rohingya representative, Mohibullah, was held in Cox's Bazar district as local authorities broke up a protest on Monday against the controversial repatriation deal signed by Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Bangladesh to coordinate with UN over Rohingya return

Bangladesh to coordinate with UN over Rohingya return

Bangladesh Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali insisted that the operation to return some 750,000 refugees who fled unrest and a military crackdown in Myanmar would involve the UN's refugee agency.

Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as police fire on riot

Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as police fire on riot

Seven ethnic Rakhine Buddhists died after Myanmar police opened fire on a crowd trying to seize a government office, officials said Wednesday, in fresh violence in a febrile state already scarred by ethnic and religious hatred.

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya  return in two years

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

Bangladesh said on Tuesday it would complete the process of returning within two years many of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled a conflict in Myanmar, following a meeting of the neighbours.

UN rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

UN rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

The United Nations' independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar.

Myanmar says two Reuters journalists remanded in custody

Myanmar says two Reuters journalists remanded in custody

The two Reuters journalists who were detained in Myanmar on Dec. 12 have appeared in court and been remanded in custody, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

Diphtheria kills 21 in Bangladesh Rohingya camps: WHO

Diphtheria kills 21 in Bangladesh Rohingya camps: WHO

Twenty-one people have died from diphtheria in the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, adding that it had started a second vaccination drive to rein in the outbreak.

6,700 Rohingya 'killed in first month of Myanmar violence'

6,700 Rohingya 'killed in first month of Myanmar violence'

The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 and triggered a massive refugee crisis, with more than 620,000 Rohingya fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh over a three-month period.