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U.N. says still determining if Myanmar crisis is genocide


GENEVA The United Nations has yet to determine whether violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar meets the legal definition of genocide, Jyoti Sanghera, Asia Pacific chief at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday.


U.S. says holds Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis 5:19pm BST

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar's military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority.


U.N. urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border 17 Oct 2017

GENEVA The U.N. refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees "stranded" near the border after crossing into the country from Myanmar and move them further inland to safer and better conditions.

Myanmar journalists fly home as Bangladesh drops charges 17 Oct 2017

DHAKA Bangladesh allowed two journalists from Myanmar detained while reporting about fleeing Rohingya Muslims to fly home on Tuesday and was dropping charges against them, their lawyer said.

China to take 70 percent stake in strategic port in Myanmar - official 17 Oct 2017

YANGON China has agreed take a 70 percent stake in a strategically important sea port in Myanmar, at the lower end of a proposed range amid local concerns about Beijing's growing economic clout in the country, a senior government official said.


Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar for Bangladesh 16 Oct 2017

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger and attacks by Buddhist mobs that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.


Myanmar army opens probe amid reports of killings, abuse of Rohingya Muslims 13 Oct 2017

YANGON Myanmar's military has launched an internal probe into the conduct of soldiers during a counteroffensive that has sent more than half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, many saying they witnessed killings, rape and arson by troops.


Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sets out aid plan to end Rohingya crisis 13 Oct 2017

GENEVA Aung San Suu Kyi has set out plans for a new humanitarian project to enable Myanmar's Rakhine State to emerge as a peaceful and developed region, which a close adviser said showed her determination to fix the country's refugee crisis.


Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims "not natives", numbers fleeing exaggerated 12 Oct 2017

YANGON Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing.


Brutal Myanmar army operation aimed at preventing Rohingya return - U.N. 11 Oct 2017

GENEVA Myanmar security forces have brutally driven out half a million Muslim Rohingya from northern Rakhine state, torching their homes, crops and villages to prevent them from returning, the U.N. human rights office said on Wednesday.

Images from Myanmar

A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

Myanmar's long standing political crisis has forced millions of refugees across the border.  Slideshow