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 the Muslim minority, 740,000 of whom fled a military offensive in 2017 that the United Nations likened to ethnic cleansing, are refusing to ...

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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...

Dozens of boat people found stranded in Myanmar’s Rakhine: official

Dozens of boat people found stranded in Myanmar’s Rakhine: official

More than 60 people were found stranded near a boat in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, an official said Monday, as a trafficking route for persecuted Rohingya Muslims appears open...

The wait is over: Bagan gets UNESCO listing, 25 years after making pitch

The wait is over: Bagan gets UNESCO listing, 25 years after making pitch

Twenty-five years after Myanmar first submitted Bagan for recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the country’s ancient, temple-strewn capital has finally been...

Defamation charges against ‘Myanmar Now’ editor dropped after two years

Defamation charges against ‘Myanmar Now’ editor dropped after two years

Two years after his legal ordeal began, Myanmar Now editor-in-chief Swe Win is no longer facing defamation charges. The case, which Win has previously said disrupted his...

Buddhist monk plays suicide of LGBTQ librarian for laughs (VIDEO)

Buddhist monk plays suicide of LGBTQ librarian for laughs (VIDEO)

A controversial monk who has previously run afoul of religious authorites for getting too cozy with his female followers has been captured on video mocking the death of Kyaw Zin...


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