A Bangladeshi island regularly submerged by monsoon rains is ready to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees, but no date has been announced to relocate people from the crowded and squalid camps where they have lived for years, officials said.
Burma’s former pro-democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi has denied that her country’s armed forces committed genocide against the Rohingya minority, telling the UN’s top court that the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Muslims was the result of a battle with insurgents.
The UN’s highest court is beginning a hearing into allegations of genocide in Burma over the military campaign against the Rohingya minority.
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over the plight of the 730,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees from Burma’s Rakhine state.
More than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site in northern Burma, a politician representing the area has said.
Facebook has identified and banned four more groups as dangerous organisations in its latest crackdown on content promoting ethnic violence in Burma.
Twitter boss Jack Dorsey says he did not “intend to diminish” the human rights situation in Burma as he addressed tweets in which he promoted the country as a tourist destination.
Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has been criticised after promoting Burma as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuse in the country.
Amal Clooney has called for immediate pardons in the cases of two journalists jailed in Burma for reporting on an alleged massacre of Rohingya Muslims.
Facebook said it is banning Burma’s powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and groups from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation.
BBC travel presenter Simon Reeve has revealed he helped a Rohingya refugee who was beaten by Burma’s military while filming his new series.
Irish rockers U2 have called on Burma’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to fight harder against serious violence inflicted by the nation’s own security forces.
A report by WWF has warned huge volumes of endangered wildlife products are being traded illegally in South East Asia’s Golden Triangle as traditional medicine ingredients – to treat a range of ailments from asthma to arthritis and even cancer.
Muslims in Aberdeen are aiming to raise funds to provide aid to thousands of refugees who have fled violence in Burma.
A woman who lost her daughter and father to cancer is embarking on a Burma trek for charity.