The head of Bangladesh’s refugee commission has said plans to start the repatriation of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to Burma were scrapped after officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to return.
Plans to begin repatriating more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees to Burma have been scrapped after officials in Bangladesh failed to find any who wanted to go.
Bangladesh authorities said they are ready to begin repatriating some of the more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from army-led violence in Burma since last year, but refugees scheduled to leave said they would refuse to go because of fears for their safety.
Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamed has sharply criticised Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her handling of an ethnic crisis that led to mass killings and the exodus of more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from her country.
Voters in several parts of Burma went to the polls on Saturday in 13 by-elections seen as a test of support for leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling party.
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.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has appealed to Aung San Suu Kyi to use her influence to ensure the perpetrators of the genocide of Burma’s Rohingya Muslims are brought to justice.
The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has announced she is launching a preliminary investigation into the deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Burma into Bangladesh.
Police in Thailand have shut down a forum organised by foreign journalists to discuss whether senior military officers in Burma should face justice for alleged human rights abuses committed by their forces against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities.
Prime Minister Theresa May is extremely disappointed with the sentencing of two Reuters journalists in Burma to seven years in prison and has called for their immediate release.
A Burma court has sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison for illegal possession of official documents while reporting on violence against Rohingya Muslims.
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has called for accountability for the “horrendous persecution” of Rohingya Muslims in Burma.
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.
Burmese military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, investigators working for the UN’s top human rights body have said.
A judge in Burma has adjourned the verdict against two Reuters journalists accused of illegally possessing official documents.
Burmese military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, investigators working for the UN’s top human rights body say.
More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees who survived months of monsoons in makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are now a potential “sitting target” for a cyclone, a charity has warned.
Aid workers have begged Britain not to forget almost one million Rohingya stranded in makeshift refugee settlements a year after the most recent mass exodus from Burma.
Edinburgh councillors have revoked the Freedom of the City granted to Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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.