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Rights group slams UN, EU for blocking independent probe into Rohingya plight
A Europe-based rights group has slammed the global community, particularly the UN and the EU, for hindering an independent probe into Myanmar’s crimes against Rohingya Muslims, warning that the persecuted minority group is suffering a “slow-burning genocide.”
Lives of Rohingya Muslims mean nothing to UN: Analyst
The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has voiced concern about expulsion of all Rohingya Muslims from the Southeast Asian country.
'Myanmar army seeks to cover up genocide of Rohingya Muslims'
The United Nations has on several occasions warned about large-scale violence being committed against minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, saying such acts of violence could amount to crimes against humanity. But Myanmar's government remains defiant, with the country’s military rejecting reports of gross human rights violations against the minority groups in the troubled state.
Suu Kyi aide dismisses UN pressure over abuse of Rohingya
A close aide to Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has dismissed mounting international pressure over the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state despite evidence provided by the UN of murder, rape and torture at the hands of government forces.
Malaysian aid ship to help Rohingya arrives in Bangladesh
A Malaysian aid ship arrived in Bangladesh on Monday carrying aid for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Myanmar, many citing abuses by the Myanmar security forces.
Myanmar army, police ‘gang rape’ Rohingya women systematically: HRW
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Myanmarese government forces have committed “rape and other sexual violence” against women and girls of the Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority while carrying out their so-called counter-militancy operations in the western province of Rakhine.
Bangladesh pushes ahead with Rohingya relocation plan
Bangladesh is pressing ahead with a controversial plan to relocate refugees from the persecuted Muslim Rohingya community in neighboring Myanmar to a secluded island despite international concern.
UN: Myanmar troops killed hundreds in Rohingya ethnic cleansing
Myanmar's security forces have committed mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims and burned their villages since October in a campaign that probably amounts to crimes against humanity and possibly "ethnic cleansing", the UN human rights office said on Friday.
Myanmar defies OIC call to stop atrocities against Rohingya
Myanmar has defied a call by Muslim governments to stop atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, slamming instead Malaysia for hosting a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Myanmar censures Malaysia's premier for stance on Rohingya crackdown
Myanmar's government has criticized the prime minister of Malaysia for highlighting the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority, who are being persecuted in the Buddhist-majority country.
Myanmar detains police over Rohingya abuse video
Myanmar said Monday it has detained several police officers over a video shot by a fellow policeman that shows them beating Rohingya civilians, a rare admission of abuse against the Muslim minority.
Myanmar yet to give green light to Malaysian aid flotilla for Rohingya
An aid flotilla organized to deliver food and emergency supplies from Muslim majority Malaysia to Rohingya Muslims is yet to receive permission to enter Myanmar, raising fears of confrontation and deterioration of already-tense ties between the countries.
About 50,000 Rohingya Muslims flee from Myanmar to Bangladesh: Dhaka government
Bangladesh’s Foreign Ministry says some 50,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution and violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh since early October.
Rights group wants ASEAN countries to act on Rohingya plight
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged countries from the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) to make strong efforts at an emergency meeting of the group to resolve the ongoing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.
Over 20,000 Muslims flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar
More than 20,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks to escape a bloody crackdown by the army in neighboring Myanmar, humanitarian officials said on Tuesday.

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