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Three years after exodus, Myanmar erases names of Rohingya villages, U.N. map makers follow suit

11 Sep 2020

Three years ago, Myanmar’s military burned the Rohingya village of Kan Kya to the ground and bulldozed over its remains. Last year, the government erased its name from official maps, according to the United Nations.

Almost 300 Rohingya refugees arrive in Indonesia's Aceh province

07 Sep 2020

LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia/BANGKOK Almost 300 Rohingya refugees believed to have been at sea for six months landed in Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Monday, Indonesian authorities said.

Almost 300 Rohingya refugees arrive in Indonesia's Aceh province

07 Sep 2020

LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia/BANGKOK Almost 300 Rohingya refugees believed to have been at sea for six months landed in Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Monday, Indonesian authorities said.

Facebook shares data on Myanmar with United Nations investigators

25 Aug 2020

Facebook says it has shared data with United Nations investigators probing international crimes in Myanmar, after the lead investigator said the company was withholding evidence.

U.N. investigator says Facebook has not shared ‘evidence’ of Myanmar crime

11 Aug 2020

The head of a U.N. investigative body on Myanmar said Facebook has not released evidence of “serious international crimes”, despite vowing to work with investigators looking into abuses in the country, including against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

U.N. investigator says Facebook has not shared ‘evidence’ of Myanmar crime

11 Aug 2020

Aug 11 The head of a U.N. investigative body on Myanmar said Facebook has not released evidence of “serious international crimes”, despite vowing to work with investigators looking into abuses in the country including against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Facebook rejects request to release Myanmar officials’ data for genocide case

06 Aug 2020

Facebook has objected to a request from Gambia, which has accused Myanmar at the World Court of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, to release posts and communications by members of Myanmar's military and police.

Facebook rejects request to release Myanmar officials’ data for genocide case

06 Aug 2020

Aug 6 Facebook has objected to a request from Gambia, which has accused Myanmar at the World Court of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, to release posts and communications by members of Myanmar's military and police.

'We are a battleground now': In Southeast Asia, U.S-China tensions flare on social media

20 Jul 2020

Tensions between the United States and China over the South China Sea have erupted into a war of words on social media, in what analysts see as a change in U.S. strategy amid a burgeoning superpower rivalry in Southeast Asia.

Malaysia could send Rohingya detainees back out to sea - sources

18 Jun 2020

KUALA LUMPUR/BANGKOK Malaysia is considering a plan to send nearly 300 Rohingya Muslim refugees detained after arriving on a damaged boat back out to sea once the ship has been fixed, two security sources told Reuters on Thursday. | Video

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Trump, Biden in final full week of campaigning as virus looms large

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Monday are down to the final full week of campaigning before the Nov. 3 election, as surging coronavirus cases and a COVID-19 outbreak within Vice President Mike Pence's staff keep the focus of the race on the pandemic.