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Myanmar forcing Rohingya to accept ‘foreigner’ label
A human rights organization says Myanmarese authorities are forcing members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority to accept identity cards that strip them of the chance to become citizens.
Myanmar to join US-ASEAN maritime drills despite sanctions
Myanmar's Navy will join maritime drills with the US in Southeast Asia next week, a spokesman said Wednesday, in a rare show of military cooperation despite Washington slapping sanctions on top army brass over the Rohingya crisis.
Rohingya refugees mark second anniversary of exodus
Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees marked the second anniversary of their displacement from Myanmar into Bangladesh by rallying, crying and praying Sunday as they demanded that Myanmar grant them citizenship and other rights before they agree to return.
Two years on, Rohingya still in Myanmar trapped by new war
When Myanmar officials toured refugee camps in Bangladesh last month, inviting Rohingya Muslims who fled the country to return, they brought with them pamphlets adorned with cartoons showing hijab-wearing women passing through checkpoints and happily grasping identity cards.
Rohingya ‘would rather drink poison ’ than return to Myanmar
Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh, who have fled ethnic cleansing in neighboring Myanmar, say they fear torture and violence back home and would rather die than be repatriated.
More than 2,000 people displaced, 19 killed in Myanmar fighting
More than 2,000 people have been forced to flee from their homes, and 19 have been killed, since fighting broke out between government troops and ethnic insurgents in northern Myanmar last week, government officials said.
Rohingya refugees refuse to return to Myanmar
Muslim Rohingyas housed in sprawling refugee camps in Bangladesh are refusing to return to Myanmar, United Nations and local officials said.
India monsoon floods kill at least 100
Floods have killed at least 100 people and displaced hundreds of thousands across much of India with the southern state of Kerala worst hit, authorities said Saturday.
Myanmar forces kill international aid worker in Rakhine
Security forces in Myanmar have killed an international aid worker in the country’s western Rakhine State, a troubled region where state-sponsored violence has targeted minority Muslims and the military has been cracking down on rebellious Buddhists.
Rohingya tell Myanmar they refuse to return without recognition
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognized as an ethnic group in their home country, leaders told visiting Myanmar officials on Sunday as fresh repatriation talks started.
At least 13 killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide
At least 13 jade mine workers and security guards in northern Myanmar were killed in a landslide Sunday, authorities said, as rescuers frantically searched for more victims.
UN investigator reports possible fresh war crimes in Myanmar
Myanmar security forces and insurgents are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes, a United Nations investigator said on Tuesday.
Myanmar must grant citizenship to Rohingya: UN official
A top UN investigator says Myanmar must grant citizenship to Rohingya Muslims, who have fled genocide in the Buddhist-majority country and who are currently living squalidly in neighboring Bangladesh.
ASEAN avoids condemning Myanmar for Rohingya plight
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has failed to condemn member state Myanmar for its massive purge of Rohingya Muslims from the country despite calls from rights campaigners and other members that the massacres and atrocities against the minority group should not go unnoticed.
Malaysia calls for ‘justice’, citizenship for Rohingya Muslims
Malaysia on Saturday said the perpetrators of violence against Myanmar's Rohingya minority must "be brought to justice", in sharp comments delivered at a normally tame regional summit.

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