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Protest campaign launched in Myanmar over arrest of journalists
A group of journalists in Myanmar has started a campaign to protest the government’s detention of two journalists covering state-sponsored violence against minority Rohingya Muslims in the country’s west.
Red Cross: Life has stopped in Myanmar's Rakhine
Life has stopped in its tracks in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state where an estimated 180,000 Rohingya remain, fearful after violence drove 650,000 to flee to Bangladesh, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday.
Myanmar's powerful using defamation to silence critics: Report
Defamation cases have rocketed across Myanmar since de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi took power in the Southeast Asian country in April last year, a report says.
Rohingya refugees must return to own homes, aid groups say
Aid groups from across the world have stressed that the Rohingya Muslim refugees returning to Myanmar from Bangladesh must be allowed to settle in their original homes.
UN warns against any hasty returns of Rohingya to Myanmar
Peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state before any Rohingya can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary repatriation, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.
Rohingya refugees still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh, says UN refugee agency
The UN refugee agency says persecuted Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar for neighboring Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home.
Call for ensuring security of Rohingya Muslim refugees
A top Malaysian official said here on Monday that the security of Rohingya Muslim refugees, who have fled a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar's Muslim-majority Rakhine State, should be guaranteed before returning their country.
Myanmar social media anger after pope uses word ‘Rohingya’
Pope Francis’s embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comments on social media in Myanmar, where just days earlier he chose not to publicly air their plight.
Pope uses word 'Rohingya' in public for first time on Asia trip
Pope Francis on Friday used the word “Rohingya” for the first time during his current trip to Asia to refer to refugees who have fled in large numbers from violence in Myanmar.
Accident in Myanmar coal mine kills 8
At least seven people are feared dead after a pipe carrying oxygen into a Myanmar coal mine burst, cutting off the air supply and causing a partial collapse, authorities said Wednesday.
Pope appeals to Buddhist clergy to overcome ‘prejudice and hatred’
Pope Francis called on Myanmar’s top Buddhist monks to conquer “prejudice and hatred” in a country ravaged by communal divisions, after holding the nation’s first-ever papal mass attended by 150,000 Catholics on Wednesday.
Bangladesh’s island home for 100,000 Rohingya refugees
Bangladesh approved a $280 million project on Tuesday to develop an isolated and flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal to temporarily house 100,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar.
Pope demands rights for all in Myanmar, omits ‘Rohingya’
Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that Myanmar's future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who have been subject to decades of discrimination and a recent military crackdown described by the UN as a textbook campaign of "ethnic cleansing."
Pope dives into Rohingya crisis upon arrival in Myanmar
Pope Francis met Myanmar's powerful army chief Monday at the start of a highly sensitive trip to the majority-Buddhist country, which is under fire internationally for a brutal military crackdown that sparked an exodus of Rohingya Muslims.
Pope in Myanmar: Francis faces tricky trip (Video)
Pope Francis has departed the Vatican for Myanmar on the first papal visit to the country that has this year been widely accused of ethnic cleansing.

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