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'We are hostages': Two years on, Rohingya still in Myanmar trapped by new war

2:59am BST

YANGON When Myanmar officials toured refugee camps in Bangladesh last month, inviting Rohingya Muslims who fled the country to return, they brought with them pamphlets adorned with cartoons showing hijab-wearing women passing through checkpoints and happily grasping identity cards.

‘People were hiding’: Bangladesh bid to repatriate Rohingya stalls as refugees refuse

22 Aug 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh An attempt to begin repatriating thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in camps in Bangladesh stalled on Thursday after nearly 300 refugee families refused to go back to Myanmar, almost a year after a similar effort failed amid protests.

Exclusive: Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to start Rohingya repatriation next week

15 Aug 2019

YANGON Myanmar and Bangladesh will start a fresh attempt next week to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, officials said on Thursday, nearly a year after a major attempt failed.

U.N. urges sanctions on Myanmar army businesses, says foreign partners could be complicit

05 Aug 2019

JAKARTA United Nations investigators urged world leaders on Monday to impose targeted financial sanctions on companies linked to the military in Myanmar, and said foreign firms doing business with them could be complicit in international crimes.

In Myanmar's conflict-torn Rakhine, fresh allegations of 'war crimes'

12 Jul 2019

MRAUK-U, Myanmar When 35-year-old Ah Hla showed up to a police station in western Myanmar in late April hoping to see her husband among the prisoners, she didn't know whether he was alive or dead.

RPT-China's CNPC breaks into Myanmar fuel retailing with Singapore brand

21 May 2019

SINGAPORE/YANGON, May 20 China National Petroleum Corp is planning to open dozens of petrol stations in Myanmar, the first major foreign investor to enter the fast-growing Southeast Asian fuel market, as the state giant expands its retail oil business, company officials said.

China's CNPC breaks into Myanmar fuel retailing with Singapore brand

20 May 2019

SINGAPORE/YANGON China National Petroleum Corp is planning to open dozens of petrol stations in Myanmar, the first major foreign investor to enter the fast-growing Southeast Asian fuel market, as the state giant expands its retail oil business, company officials said.

CORRECTED-China's CNPC breaks into Myanmar fuel retailing with Singapore brand

20 May 2019

SINGAPORE/YANGON, May 20 China National Petroleum Corp is planning to open dozens of petrol stations in Myanmar, the first major foreign investor to enter the fast-growing Southeast Asian fuel market, as the state giant expands its retail oil business, company officials said.

World Bank under fire for development plan in Myanmar's divided Rakhine

17 May 2019

YANGON Aid groups and human rights advocates have warned the World Bank that a $100 million development project it is planning for Myanmar’s conflict-riven Rakhine State could worsen tension there.

'People are dying': U.N. official urges aid access for Myanmar's Rakhine state

15 May 2019

YANGON A U.N. official has urged Myanmar to grant aid workers "predictable, sustained access" to Rakhine state, where fighting between government troops and rebels has displaced nearly 33,000 people since late last year, saying lack of aid has cost lives.

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