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 A Rohingya refugee carrying a child looks at the full moon at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, late last year. File photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Myanmar on Saturday repatriated what it said was the first Rohingya family from nearly 700,000 refugees who had fled to Bangladesh, after months of f(...)

Keiran Rabbitt and Karim Ainsworth of Cube Digital: “There are some big global brands – Grab and Uber – that have already come in in the last six months, and some smaller Myanmar digital developers are cutting their teeth. But there’s no one grabbing the mass market with something that’s relevant and localised,” says Rabbitt

When Kieran Rabbitt stepped off a plane and into the heavy Yangon heat four years ago, little did he think he’d still be in Myanmar today, at the cutt(...)

Rohingya Muslim refugees wait to be called to receive food aid of rice, water and cooking oil in a relief centre at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, last last year. File photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar has said it is willing to take back fewer than 400 Rohingya refugees of the 8,000 who have said they would voluntarily return from Bangladesh.(...)

A Rohingya family’s makeshift tent in the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh, in September 2017. Amnesty International said the international community had failed to respond robustly to “crimes against humanity and war crimes from Myanmar to Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen”. Photograph:  Tomas Munita/The New York Times

The crisis in Myanmar and reported massacres of Rohingya Muslims are the consequence of a society encouraged to hate and a lack of global leadership o(...)

Abdu Shakur, whose son Rashid Ahmed was among 10 Rohingya men killed by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist villagers on September 2nd, 2017, holds a family picture at Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

An investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar prompted a demand from Washington for a credible probe into the bloodshed there and (...)

Ten Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel as members of the Myanmar security forces stand guard in Inn Din village on September 2nd. The men were then executed and their bodies thrown into a mass grave, a Reuters investigation showed. Photograph: Reuters

Bound together, the 10 Rohingya captives watched their Buddhist neighbours dig a grave. Soon afterwards, on the morning of September 2nd, all 10 lay d(...)

 Rohingya refugees wait to be registered in Teknaf in late in  2017. The blurring of fact and fiction may undermine their case. Photograph: Tomas Munita/New York Times

The four young sisters sat in a huddle, together but alone. Their accounts were dramatic: their mother had died when their home was burned by soldiers(...)

 Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi: accused of failing to show moral leadership in the Rohingya crisis.  Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Aung San Suu Kyi has suffered a stinging rebuke from a US diplomat advising on the Rohingya crisis, who accused Myanmar’s de facto leader of failing t(...)

 Women from of the Rohingya community pose for a photograph last Friday in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph:   Allison Joyce/Getty Images

The UN refugee agency and other groups have urged a rethink of the plan to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar amid fears of forced repatriations a(...)

Reuters reporter Wa Lone talks to reporters as he leaves court in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Reuters

Two Reuters journalists who have been detained in Myanmar for the past two weeks were remanded in custody for a further two weeks on Wednesday as an i(...)

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