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Exclusive - Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans


SITTWE, Myanmar Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to officials and plans seen by Reuters.


China official says of Rohingya crisis foreign interference doesn't work 21 Oct 2017

BEIJING Experience shows that foreign interference in crises does not work and China supports the Myanmar government's efforts to protect stability, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday, amid ongoing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.


Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city, kills one 19 Oct 2017

YANGON One person was killed on Thursday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon's best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the centre of Myanmar's largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames. | Video


U.S. says holds Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis 19 Oct 2017

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. says still determining if Myanmar crisis is genocide 18 Oct 2017

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.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.