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US imposes sanctions on Myanmar military over Rohingya crackdown

US imposes sanctions on Myanmar military over Rohingya crackdown

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units for involvement in what it called "ethnic cleansing" and other human rights abuses against the country's Rohingya Muslims, the Treasury Department said.

UN urges Myanmar to speed Rohingya returns, grant citizenship

UN urges Myanmar to speed Rohingya returns, grant citizenship

United Nations aid agencies called on Myanmar on Wednesday to improve conditions in Rakhine state for the safe return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh and provide a clear pathway to citizenship for those eligible.

Myanmar violated UN child rights pact in Rohingya crackdown, experts find

Myanmar violated UN child rights pact in Rohingya crackdown, experts find

Myanmar violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingya that led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the minority community, legal experts have found.

Key member resigns from Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis

Key member resigns from Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis

A key member of an international advisory panel on Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine state has resigned, telling AFP on Saturday that the Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed board risks becoming "part of the problem" in a conflict that forced 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee.

Reuters reporters to face trial for 'breaking' Myanmar law

Reuters reporters to face trial for 'breaking' Myanmar law

Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were both "charged under the state secrets act".

Myanmar arrests dozens of returning Rohingya: UN

Myanmar arrests dozens of returning Rohingya: UN

Myanmar has detained dozens of Rohingya refugees who have tried to return home, the UN human rights chief said Wednesday, questioning the sincerity of the government's purported repatriation programme.

60 Rohingya babies born a day in Bangladesh refugee camps: UN

60 Rohingya babies born a day in Bangladesh refugee camps: UN

More than 16,000 Rohingya babies have been born in refugee camps located in Cox's Bazar since the influx began.

Rohingya will be safe in areas 'designated' for them: Myanmar army chief

Rohingya will be safe in areas 'designated' for them: Myanmar army chief

Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar will be safe as long as they stay in the model villages built for them, the country's army chief has said, renewing fears they will be kept in settlements indefinitely.

Girl killed in landslide at Rohingya refugee camp

Girl killed in landslide at Rohingya refugee camp

Pre-monsoon showers lashed the refugee camps on Friday after a week of thunderstorms, with strong winds sending some tarpaulin roofs of the temporary shelters housing the refugees flying.

Myanmar urged to hold "proper" probe into atrocities against Rohingya

Myanmar urged to hold "proper" probe into atrocities against Rohingya

Myanmar must hold a "proper investigation" into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya, a UN Security Council envoy said Tuesday, after the highest-level diplomatic visit to an area from which 700,000 members of the Muslim minority have been driven out.

UN Security Council puts spotlight on Rohingya refugee crisis

UN Security Council puts spotlight on Rohingya refugee crisis

UN Security Council envoys began a four-day visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar on Saturday to see firsthand the aftermath of a Myanmar military crackdown that Britain, the United States and others have denounced as ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar minister says conditions in Rohingya refugee camps "very poor"

Myanmar minister says conditions in Rohingya refugee camps "very poor"

A Myanmar minister expressed concerns on Thursday about "very poor conditions" in Rohingya refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, and said repatriation of the Muslim minority should start as soon as possible due to the coming monsoon season.