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Rohingya say Myanmar targeted the educated in genocide

An Amnesty International report from November documented a system of institutionalized discrimination and segregation of the Rohingya that was meant to erase their identity.

Create 'conducive' conditions for Rohingyas' safe, dignified return: UNSC to Myanmar

The (United Nations Security Council) UNSC members said they were struck by the scale of the humanitarian crisis and remain "gravely concerned" by the current situation.

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Citing Rohingya massacre, Myanmar army chief urges soldiers to obey law

The killings were part of a larger army crackdown on the Rohingya, beset by allegations of murder, rape, arson and looting, unleashed in response to Rohingya militant attacks on security forces in late August.

Several bombs set off around troubled Myanmar state, one hurt

Communal violence in Sittwe in 2012 displaced more than 120,000 Rohingya Muslims now confined to camps outside of the city, where most Rakhine Buddhists remain.

Myanmar police shoot dead seven protesters in Rakhine district

Myanmar police shot dead seven demonstrators and 12 were injured in troubled Rakhine State, after a local gathering celebrating an ancient Buddhist Arakan kingdom turned violent.

China draws 3-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

The foreign ministers Asia-Europe Meeting, or ASEM, opening in the Myanmar capital Naypyitaw is an important multilateral diplomatic gathering which happens once every two years and is designed to discuss issues between Asia and Europe.

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Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women, says UN envoy

"The widespread threat and use of sexual violence was clearly a driver and push factor for forced displacement on a massive scale and a calculated tool of terror aimed at the extermination and the removal of the Rohingya as a group," the UN said.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi makes 1st visit to northern Rakhine

Some 600,000 of the stateless minority have fled to Bangladesh since late August carrying accounts of murder, rape and arson at the hands of the Myanmar's army, after militant raids sparked a ferocious military crackdown.

Rohingya started new Rakhine fires: Myanmar army chief office

Since the crisis began media and international NGOs have only been given highly controlled access on officially-steered visits. Myanmar denies the Rohingya citizenship, describing them as "Bengali" interlopers.

Thailand says closely watching Myanmar crisis, ready to provide aid

Thailand does not recognise the status of any refugees or recognise the Rohingya as legitimate migrant workers. Thailand said it supported a statement on the issue by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a grouping of 10 nations.

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Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Why Rakhine Jihad Is An Emerging Nightmare For Bangladesh

About 422,000 refugees from Myanmar have poured into Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. Attacks by Rohingya militants on security posts triggered an offensive response by Myanmar army that has led to this humanitarian crisis. Indian Express’ Praveen Swami reports on the emerging security nightmare from the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.

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