Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army

International Criminal Court begins inquiry into Myanmar’s alleged atrocities against Rohingyas

Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the Hague-based court, said she would look into alleged coercive acts that led to the forced displacement of …

International Criminal Court

Raped, Burned Alive, And Murdered: Rohingya Children Deserve Justice

<b>Rohingya children in Myanmar were raped, burned alive, and murdered.</b> Yet, one year on, the perpetrators have faced no consequences for these crimes …

International Criminal Court

Bangladesh to start relocating Rohingya refugees to remote island from October, say officials

Rights groups have said that Bhashan Char, which is prone to violent weather, flooding and other natural disasters, is uninhabitable.<p>Bangladesh will …

Tropical Cyclones

Rohingya return must be safe, sustainable: Indian envoy

But the Myanmar government says it was fighting militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army and was not targeting civilians.<p>Rohingya refugees’ …

Salvation Army

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says in hindsight could have handled Rakhine issue better

HANOI (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said in hindsight her government could have handled the situation in Rakhine state better.<p>Some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Rakhine after government troops led a brutal crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state in response to attacks by the …

World Economic Forum

Myanmar military chiefs should be prosecuted for 'atrocity crimes,' says UN

<b>Myanmar’s military orchestrated mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent” and its top officials should be prosecuted</b> …

World News

Timeline: Rohingya persecution in Myanmar

Violence between Muslim and Buddhist communities in Myanmar is a relatively new dynamic. But military targeting of the Rohingya has become a …

Asia

Militant group claims 'legitimate right' to defend Rohingya

YANGON (AFP) -<p>Rohingya militants whose deadly attacks last year spurred the ruthless Myanmar army crackdown that drove 700,000 of the minority into Bangladesh said Saturday it acted to "defend" the Muslim group from persecution.<p>It is unclear whether the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) has any …

Salvation Army

Myanmar working with UN for Rohingya repatriation: Suu Kyi

Singapore, Aug 21 (IANS) Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday that her country was working with the UN to allow the safe …

Asia

Rohingya refugees tortured on return to Myanmar: report | Financial Times

Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar have been tortured and imprisoned by authorities, according to a report from US-based Human Rights Watch, …

Human Rights

Who can protect Rohingya returnees? | Human Rights

More than 700,000,000 Rohingya fled a military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state last year to refugee camps in Bangladesh.<p>But very few have returned, and those that have, have not been welcomed back.<p>Human Rights Watch (HRW) says some have been tortured and thrown in jail.<p>There are reports of …

Human Rights

Myanmar appoints panel to probe Rohingya abuses

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has established a commission of inquiry to probe allegations of human rights abuses in conflict-torn Rakhine state, authorities said on Monday, as the country faces growing calls for accountability over accusations of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims.

Human Rights

Filipino to lead Myanmar panel probing Rohingya abuses

YANGON - A Filipino will lead a commission of inquiry established by Myanmar to probe allegations of human rights abuses in conflict-torn Rakhine …

Asia

Myanmar forms four-member inquiry panel to investigate human rights abuses against Rohingyas

Filipino diplomat Rosario Manalo will head the panel.<p>Myanmar has set up a commission of inquiry to investigate allegations of human rights abuses in …

Human Rights

We pose no threat to India, says Rohingya militant group

An armed group blamed for attacks against the Myanmar military has said that it poses no threat to India and expressed “heartfelt appreciation” for …

India

Myanmar military seized weapons from Rohingya before launching deadly crackdown | South China Morning Post

Myanmar’s military engaged in “extensive and systematic” preparations for a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, a rights group said on Thursday, in …

Asia

Rohingya still fleeing violence, persecution in Myanmar - U.N. rights boss

By Stephanie Nebehay<p>GENEVA, July 4 (Reuters) - Muslim Rohingya continue to flee Myanmar's Rakhine state, many testifying about violence, persecution, …

Human Rights

Rohingya Militants Deny Slaughtering Hindus in Myanmar

Group dismisses Amnesty International finding that it killed dozens of Hindus in course of its violent expulsion last year<p>A Rohingya Muslim militant group denied accusations Friday that it slaughtered Hindu civilians amid last year’s outburst of violence in which Myanmar’s military drove some …

Human Rights

Rohingya fighters massacre Hindus in Myanmar: Report

Rohingya Muslim fighters allegedly massacred Hindu villagers in a conflict-stricken state in Myanmar in the same period when the former launched …

World News

Report Alleges Massacres Committed by Rohingya Militants Against Civilians

A Rohingya Muslim militant organization slaughtered dozens of Hindus in Myanmar last year amid violence that included the military’s bloody campaign that forced some 700,000 Rohingya to flee the country, a report released Tuesday by Amnesty International said.<p>The report marked the most definitive …

World News

Rohingya militants massacred nearly 100 Hindus in Myanmar in August 2017, finds Amnesty

Accountability for the insurgents’ action is as crucial as the military crackdown that followed, the human rights group said.<p>Rohingya insurgents …

Amnesty International

Myanmar’s Jihadi Curse

NEW DELHI – Myanmar’s military has lately been engaged in a brutal campaign against the Rohingya, a long-marginalized Muslim ethnic minority group, …

Salvation Army

UNSC members to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar on fact-finding mission to study Rohingya refugee crisis

<b>United Nations</b>: Members of the UN Security Council will visit Bangladesh and Myanmar on a fact-finding mission later this month to study the Rohingya …

India News

Najib Warns Islamic State May Seek to Recruit Rohingya Muslims

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak warned that militant groups such as Islamic State may seek to recruit members from the hundreds of thousands of …

Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s transition to democracy is not easy, but Canada can help

Faith leaders speculated that ‘the next logical step’ for the government is to revoke the charity status of faith groups that don’t hold the same …

Canadian Politics

The Comparison of China and US Strategies in South China Sea

Chinese Game: U.S. Losing Asia and Africa<p>Published<p>4 days ago<p>on<p>August 17, 2018<p>As the US sanction pressure on Russia intensifies, the US economic and …

Geopolitics

Anatomy of China’s Arctic Policy

China appears to be shifting gears in its multi-billion dollar Belt and Road initiative. Long projected as driven by economics and the benefit of …

China

Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar likely delayed

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin …

Asia

Where is America’s common sense in foreign affairs?

Pakistani prime minister-in waiting Imran Khan’s ability to chart his own course as well as his relationship with the country’s powerful military is …

China

Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar likely delayed

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin …

Refugees