UN warns of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar World

UN warns of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

The United Nations investigators said on September 16 that nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a serious risk of violence, warning that the repatriation of a million of this community remains "impossible".
Second attempt planned to return Rohingya Muslims World

Second attempt planned to return Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar and Bangladesh are making a second attempt to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims after more than 700,000 of them fled Myanmar almost two years ago, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on August 16.
Bangladesh works with UN to repatriate Rohingya people World

Bangladesh works with UN to repatriate Rohingya people

Bangladesh has signed an agreement with the United Nations (UN) on the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim back to Myanmar’s Rakhine state, said Bangladesh’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam on February 12.
Malaysian police arrest two IS-linked suspects World

Malaysian police arrest two IS-linked suspects

Malaysian police on January 22 announced that they have arrested two men with links to Islamic State (IS) on suspicion of planning to carry out acts of violence and promoting IS ideology.
Myanmar forms commission to perform recommendations on Rakhine World

Myanmar forms commission to perform recommendations on Rakhine

The Myanmar Government has formed an advisory commission comprising domestic and foreign experts to implement recommendations on Rakhine-related issues set out in the final report of the Advisory Commission led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and the Maungtaw Investigation Commission.
Pope Francis pays historic visit to Myanmar World

Pope Francis pays historic visit to Myanmar

Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar on November 27 for a historic visit to the Buddhist-majority country amid global concern over the fate of more than half a million Muslim Rohingya.
Myanmar pledges to restore normalcy in Rakhine state World

Myanmar pledges to restore normalcy in Rakhine state

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi said on September 19 that the country pledged to restore peace, stability, and law in northern Rakhine state and invited the international community to cooperate for Myanmar's endeavors.
123,000 Myanmar people flee into Bangladesh World

123,000 Myanmar people flee into Bangladesh

More than 123,000 people in Rakhine state of Myanmar, mostly Rohingya Muslims, have fled into Bangladesh since fighting broke out between government military and insurgents late last month, reported the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).