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Tensions high as Rohingya fear looming return to Myanmar
The military's presence at vast Rohingya camps in Bangladesh has been bolstered, stoking fears among refugees as authorities prepare to return them to Myanmar despite strong UN objections, leaders of the Muslim minority said Wednesday.
Rohingya refugees flee Bangladesh camps over repatriation fears
Dozens of persecuted Rohingya Muslim families on a list of refugees set to be repatriated to Myanmar later this week have fled from camps in southeast Bangladesh for fear of facing more torment at home.
UN warns against returning Rohingya refugees
The United Nations refugee agency on Monday cautioned against returning ethnic Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar from Bangladesh at this time, urging that officials be allowed to assess whether it is safe for them to return.
Myanmar ready for Rohingya repatriation, officials say
Myanmar´s government says it will soon start repatriating persecuted Rohingya Muslim refugees to their home country, where they fled state-sponsored brutal military violence.
Rohingya refugee attempts suicide as repatriation fears rise
Rohingya refugee attempted suicide this week after being told he was on a repatriation list to Burma, highlighting deep-seated fears among the Muslim minority about being forced out of their current refuge in Bangladesh.
Rohingya crisis, Suu Kyi under the microscope at Southeast Asia summit
The customary cordiality of Southeast Asian summits may be missing when the region’s leaders meet next week due to sharp differences over Myanmar, whose military has been accused of genocide against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.
Facebook used to incite violence in Myanmar: Report
Facebook has admitted that its social media platform did not do enough to prevent incitement of violence and hate speech in Myanmar amid ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country.
UN officials blast Bangladesh-Myanmar deal on Rohingya
United Nations officials have blasted a repatriation deal struck between the governments in Bangladesh and Myanmar over the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, saying that conditions in the northwestern state of Rakhine are “not yet conducive” for their returns.
UN concerned over India’s deportation of Rohingya to Myanmar
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has expressed deep concern over the fate of seven Rohingya Muslim men deported from India to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in their country of origin.
India to deport seven Rohingya refugees amid UN condemnation
Indian police have sent seven Rohingya Muslim refugees to the border to be deported after they fled violence and persecution in Myanmar.
ICC launches investigation into Myanmar’s crimes against Rohingya Muslims
The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary probe into Myanmar military's crimes, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations, against members of the Rohingya Muslim minority group in the Southeast Asian nation.
Myanmar finally grants UN first access to Rakhine before Rohingya returns
The United Nations has begun assessment of conditions in Myanmar's Rakhine state after it was finally given permission to operate there for the first time since violence escalated last year and forced more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
ICC says it has jurisdiction over Myanmar crimes against Rohingya
The International Criminal Court says it has jurisdiction to probe the forced deportations of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh as a possible crime against humanity.
Journalists investigating Rohingya killings sentenced to seven years in prison
A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress toward democracy in the Southeast Asian country.
How world’s largest NGO provides aid to Rohingya people
Over the past few decades, an ethnic group of Muslims known as the Rohingya has been subject to extreme poverty and inhumane persecution in Southeast Asia.

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