Angry Buddhist mob swarms Meiktila monastery after man ‘insults’ religion on Facebook (Video)

Scuffles broke out outside a monastery where hardline Buddhists yesterday gathered to seek mob justice against a man whose sharp-tongued criticism was deemed an insult to the religion. Hundreds gathered outside a monastery in Meiktila to take matters into their own hands two days after Kyaw Win Thant faulted conservative Buddhist monks for opposing a ...

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600,000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’: UN

600,000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’: UN

Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a “serious risk of genocide,” UN investigators said Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from...

Bangladesh university suspends student for being Rohingya

Bangladesh university suspends student for being Rohingya

A Bangladesh university has suspended a student for being Rohingya, officials said Sunday, as impatience with the refugees grows following a second failed attempt to repatriate...

200,000 Rohingya rally to mark ‘Genocide Day’ in Bangladesh camps

200,000 Rohingya rally to mark ‘Genocide Day’ in Bangladesh camps

Some 200,000 Rohingya rallied in a Bangladesh refugee camp to mark two years since they fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar forces, just days after a second failed attempt to...

Thanks, but no thanks: No Rohingya turn up for repatriation to Myanmar

Thanks, but no thanks: No Rohingya turn up for repatriation to Myanmar

A fresh push to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar appeared to fall flat today, with no one turning up to hop on five buses and 10 trucks laid on by Bangladesh. Members of...

Bangladesh ready to repatriate 3,500 Rohingya, but will they actually go?

Bangladesh ready to repatriate 3,500 Rohingya, but will they actually go?

Some 3,500 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been cleared to return home to Myanmar beginning this week, a top official said yesterday, nearly two years after a military...

Security upped as Myanmar delegation visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Security upped as Myanmar delegation visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Security at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh will be tightened during the visit of a high-level Myanmar delegation this weekend for repatriation talks, officials said...

Welcome to Week 5 of life without internet in Rakhine state

Welcome to Week 5 of life without internet in Rakhine state

A sweeping internet shutdown in Myanmar’s conflict-hit Rakhine state entered its fifth week yesterday as residents called on the government to end an information blackout...

‘Where is that exactly?’ Donald Trump asks Rohingya activist trying to explain plight

‘Where is that exactly?’ Donald Trump asks Rohingya activist trying to explain plight

Does US President Donald Trump have the slightest clue about where Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees are living these days? We’re pretty sure you know the sad answer to that...

US bans Myanmar commander-in-chief, other top generals, cites ‘ethnic cleansing’

US bans Myanmar commander-in-chief, other top generals, cites ‘ethnic cleansing’

Seven months after the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly adopted a resolution labeling Myanmar’s expulsion of more than 700,000 Rohingya’s a...


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