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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.

In exile in Bangladesh, a bittersweet revival of Rohingya culture

08 May 2019

(This May 7 story has been refiled to fix typo in paragraph sixteen.) | Video

More than 500 days in prison: For journalists jailed in Myanmar, a long fight for freedom

07 May 2019

YANGON Convicted of breaking Myanmar's Official Secrets Act, Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had spent more than 500 days in jail when they were freed on Tuesday.

Reuters-Reporter kommen nach über 500 Tagen Haft in Myanmar frei

07 May 2019

Rangun Nach mehr als 500 Tagen Haft hat Myanmar zwei Reporter der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters freigelassen.

More than 500 days in prison: For journalists jailed in Myanmar, a long fight for freedom

07 May 2019

YANGON Convicted of breaking Myanmar's Official Secrets Act, Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had spent more than 500 days in jail when they were freed on Tuesday.

More than 500 days in prison: For journalists jailed in Myanmar, a long fight for freedom

07 May 2019

YANGON Convicted of breaking Myanmar's Official Secrets Act, Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had spent more than 500 days in jail when they were freed on Tuesday.

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

24 Apr 2019

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On a recent morning, the Rohingya refugee leaned back on a plastic chair in the Bangladesh camp where he lives, and translated the latest warning, sent over the WhatsApp messaging app.

Exclusive - U.N. draws up plans to 'facilitate' Rohingya relocation to island

23 Mar 2019

YANGON The United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast, documents seen by Reuters show, a move opposed by many refugees and that some human rights experts fear could spark a new crisis.

Rohingya 'lost generation' struggle to study in Bangladesh camps

18 Mar 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Sixteen-year-old Kefayat Ullah walked to his school in southern Bangladesh in late January, as he had done most days for the previous six years, to find that - despite being one of the top students in his class - he had been expelled. | Video

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