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Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maungdaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar in October 2016. Facebook posts have stirred up and spread hatred against the minority Rohingya population in Myanmar. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Facebook has removed 18 accounts and 52 pages associated with the Myanmar military, including the page of its commander-in-chief, after an UN report a(...)

 Myanmar’s commander in chief, senior general Min Aung Hlaing: singled out, along with other senior military figures, for investigation and prosecution for genocide and crimes against humanity. Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

A damning UN report has accused Myanmar’s military of genocide against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, and alleged that the army were responsible for w(...)

Young Rohingya refugees  during Eid Al-Adha festival celebrations at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox’s Bazar. Photograph:  Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a “lost generation”, the United Nations said on Thursday, a ye(...)

Rohingya refugees Saida Bibi and  Bodu Zzaman at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. More  more than 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar without passports or official ID. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Rohingya refugees are turning to blockchain-type technology to help address one of their most existential threats: lack of officially-recognised ident(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi: spaces have been mapped out for the resettlement of people who fled. Photograph: Paul Miller/Bloomberg

Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday her relationship with the military – which held her under house arrest for nearly 15 years (...)

Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar wait in a rice field to be let through after after crossing the border in Palang Khali, Bangladesh, in October  2017. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters/File

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units for involvement in what it called “et(...)

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau answers questions from the media in Montreal on Wednesday. Photograph:  Christinne Muschi/Reuters

A row over human rights in Saudi Arabia will not have any impact on Saudi oil supplies to Canada, its energy minister said on Thursday, reassuring cus(...)

Rohingya Muslims behind barbed wire in the Taung Pyo border area where they are stranded between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

We waded through floodwaters, past soldiers hefting rifles, and climbed into a prefabricated hut. Inside, a row of men sat huddled against the wall as(...)

More than $120 billion in market value was wiped off the company’s shares, the most in its history as a public company, marking the largest ever loss of valuation in one day for a US traded company. Photograph: Getty Images

Shares in social media behemoth Facebook opened more than 18 per cent lower after the company issued disappointing results after the closing bell on W(...)

Myanmar’s Rohingya ethnic minority members  walk through rice fields after crossing the border into Bangladesh last September. Photograph: Bernat Armangue/AP

Myanmar’s military systematically planned a genocidal campaign to rid the country of Rohingya Muslims, according to a report released on Thursday by t(...)

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