Rakhine State

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Rakhine ethnic people, who fled from a conflict area, gather at War Taung village’s temporary camp, in Kyauk Taw Township, in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, on  January 3rd. 2019. Photograph: Nyunt Win

Buddhist Rakhine insurgents killed 13 policemen and injured nine in attacks on four police posts in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Friday as the country m(...)

Rohingya refugees shout slogans during a protest against a disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf, Bangladesh. Photograph: K M ASAD/EPA

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh protested on Thursday against any attempt to send them back to Myanmar after the launch of a repatr(...)

A Rohingya refugee in the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh. Photograph: Rebecca Conway/The New York Times

Bangladesh has begun preparations to repatriate an initial batch of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday, but it is still unclear if any of them wa(...)

 Rohingya refugees collecting water at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh in August 2018. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

UN officials have condemned a deal struck between Myanmar and Bangladesh to start repatriating Rohingya refugees, with the UN refugee agency confirmin(...)

Chit Suu Win, wife of Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, reacts after listening to the the verdict at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Myo Kyaw Soe/Reuters

The jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar is an outrageous attack on press freedom and another sign that the rule of law in the country is und(...)

Detained Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo arrive to listen to their verdict at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Myat Thu Kyaw/Reuters.

A court in Myanmar on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of violating a colonial-era “official secrets” act, concluding a trial that fuelled (...)

UN investigators said on Monday that Myanmar’s army had carried out genocide against the Rohingya in Rakhine state. Photograph:  Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

The Nobel Peace Prize to Aung San Suu Kyi will not be withdrawn in the light of a United Nations report that said Myanmar’s military carried out mass (...)

Hard questions must be asked of Myanmar’s de facto leader, the Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been disgracefully silent on the plight of the Rohingya. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

In a campaign of horrific violence against members of the Muslim Rohingya minority, Myanmar’s security forces systematically murdered, tortured, gang-(...)

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi after addressing students at  Yangon University: said nothing  on content of  report on genocide. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty

The world was waiting for her to speak. But the day after a damning United Nations report concluded that genocide had occurred in Myanmar under her wa(...)

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces  Min Aung Hlaing: UN Human Rights Council says Myanmar’s top generals must be held responsible for crimes against humanity. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

A United Nations body has called for the leadership of Myanmar’s armed forces to be prosecuted for genocide over attacks against the country’s Rohingy(...)

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