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“We don’t have lots of demands for repatriation. We just want our safety and security to be guaranteed, and the government of Myanmar should restore our citizenship and equal rights.”

In-depth: Excluded from voting and long denied citizenship, Rohingya Muslims face a precarious future in post-election Myanmar.

<em>Suu</em> <em>Kyi</em> forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election

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Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election

The election is just the second since the Southeast Asian nation emerged from nearly half a century of junta rule in 2011.

Myanmar files first Rohingya case report to ICJ

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Myanmar files first Rohingya case report to ICJ

Myanmar has submitted its first report to the ICJ on steps taken to prevent the genocide of the Rohingya Muslim population.

No country for young women? Myanmar's battle against rape

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No country for young women? Myanmar's battle against rape

The UN has warned violence against women and girls is a "silent emergency" in the country, with incidents spanning groping on public transport ...

CJ Werleman

Why the ICJ ruling won't save Rohingya Muslims

The ICJ's ruling, while commendable and historic, does little to change realities on the ground for not only 1.3 million Rohingya refugees, but also the 200,000 who remain trapped.

Tasnim Nazeer

Justice for Rohingya requires more than an ICJ ruling

Comment: The ICJ ruling to protect Rohingya Muslims is a positive step, but by no means will guarantee their safety, writes Tasnim Nazeer.

The New Arab

Two Rohingya women killed in Myanmar shelling

Just days after the UN's top court ordered the country to protect the beleaguered Muslim minority, two Rohingya women were killed.

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Rohingya Muslims hail UN ruling on Myanmar genocide

Some members of the Rohingya Muslim minority hailed the ruling by the UN's top court, while others were skeptical it would be implemented.

Top UN court orders Myanmar to 'prevent' Rohingya genocide

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Top UN court orders Myanmar to 'prevent' Rohingya genocide

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Tahmina Begum

The UK-based grassroots charity taking on the Rohingya crisis

The New Arab Meets: Rahima Begum whose international human rights organisation from East London is contributing proof to the case on the ...

UN designates 2020 funds for war crimes probes

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UN designates 2020 funds for war crimes probes

The UN's budgets for war crimes investigations in Syria and Myanmar will now receive compulsory contributions from all 193 member states.

Myanmar ruling party official killed in Rakhine state

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Myanmar ruling party official killed in Rakhine state

A Myanmar ruling party official has been killed after being held for weeks by an armed group in Rakhine state.

Genocide denier Peter Handke's Nobel Prize embodies Europe's Islamophobia

Sam Hamad

Genocide denier Peter Handke's Nobel Prize embodies Europe's Islamophobia

Comment: Awarding the Nobel prize for literature to 'genocide denier' Peter Handke reflects the Islamophobia and fascism of our times, from ...

Rohingya refugees call Aung San <em>Suu</em> <em>Kyi</em> 'liar'

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Rohingya refugees call Aung San Suu Kyi 'liar'

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have spoken out against Aung San Suu Kyi's denial that a genocide is taking place in Myanmar.

The New Arab

Myanmar leader claims 'no proof of genocide' in Rohingya

Aung San Suu Kyi told the International Court of Justice that her country has not committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim population.

Narjas Zatat

Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Rohingya genocide charge

Aung San Suu Kyi will defend Myanmar and argue that the military responded legitimately to ethnic insurgents.

The New Arab & agencies

Aung San Suu Kyi to lead ICJ Myanmar defence

West African nation Gambia is due to open its case before the ICJ in December on behalf of the 57 member states of the Organisation of Islamic ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian-Lebanese champion of refugee rights wins Rafto Prize

Rouba Mhaissen, 31, is the founder and director of SDAID, an organisation that has since 2011 helped Syrians displaced by the war and living as ...

Amnesty accuses Myanmar military of fresh 'war crimes'

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Amnesty accuses Myanmar military of fresh 'war crimes'

Amnesty International said Myanmar's military is guilty of committing new 'war crimes', extrajudicial killings and torture in its fight against ...

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Myanmar's leader tries to save face with journalists' release

Observers say the unexpected release of the two Reuters reporters was timed to save face for Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu ...

Myanmar's Supreme Court rejects appeal of award-winning Reuters reporters

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Myanmar's Supreme Court rejects appeal of award-winning Reuters reporters

Myanmar's Supreme Court rejected the latest appeal Tuesday by two Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years for their coverage of the ...

A savage new campaign to wipe out surviving Rohingya

CJ Werleman

A savage new campaign to wipe out surviving Rohingya

Comment: There's growing evidence the military junta in Myanmar is using its ground offensive against separatists as a pretext to 'clean out,' ...

Bangladesh to stop admitting Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar

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Bangladesh to stop admitting Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar

Bangladesh announced on Thursday in a UN security council meeting that it would no longer be able to take in Rohingya Muslim refugees from ...

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