Myanmar

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

Theresa May calls for release of jailed Myanmar journalists

Theresa May calls for release of jailed Myanmar journalists

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced to seven years in prison over illegal possession of official documents.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018

Myanmar holds two journalists after investigating Rohingya deaths

Reuters claims journalists arrested in Myanmar were probing Rohingya mass killing

Reuters claims journalists arrested in Myanmar were probing Rohingya killings

Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone were arrested in December

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Rohingya refugees claim at least five mass graves exist in Myanmar

At least five mass graves exist in Myanmar, say refugees

Rohingya refugees claim at least five mass graves exist in Myanmar

More than 20 refugees have given accounts of mass graves as they believe around 400 were killed

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

First-ever public LGBT festival held in Myanmar

First-ever public LGBT festival held in Myanmar

First-ever public LGBT festival held in Myanmar

The festival featured drag queens and handbag throwing

Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

48,000 babies expected to be born in Rohingya refugee camps this year

48,000 babies expected to be born in Rohingya refugee camps this year

48,000 babies expected to be born in Rohingya refugee camps this year

Save the Children estimates that there will be 130 live births in the camps everyday

Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Investigation finds Myanmar’s security forces are raping Rohingya women

Myanmar’s security forces raping Rohingya women in droves, investigation finds

Myanmar’s security forces raping Rohingya women, investigation finds

The Associated Press spoke to 29 women and girls who told similar stories of rape

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

'I think this pope is the greatest we've ever had' - George Galloway defends Pope Francis in chat with calle

'I think this pope is the greatest we've ever had' - George Galloway defends Pope Francis in chat with caller

George Galloway defends Pope Francis in chat with caller

Our host said he believed in the current head of the Catholic Church, saying he was 'the greatest we ever had' in response to Norma's queries about his trip to Myanmar

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Monk denied bail after allegedly inciting unrest during anti-Rohingya protest in Myanmar

Monk denied bail after allegedly inciting unrest during anti-Rohingya protest in Myanmar

Monk denied bail after allegedly inciting unrest during anti-Rohingya protest

The protest was calling for an end to the use of the word 'Rohingya' as many claim the people are actually illegal Bengali immigrants

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

WWF warns of continuing trade in endangered animal products

WWF warns of continuing trade in endangered animal products

WWF warns of continuing trade in endangered animal products

Many products created from endangered animals are said to treat conditions such as asthma, rheumatism, stomach problems and arthritis

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Rohingya refugees fill camps to bursting point, but how did it get to this stage?

Rohingya refugee camps full to bursting point, but how did it get to this stage?

Rohingya refugee camps full to bursting point, but how did it get to this stage?

So far roughly 592,000 Rohingya refugees have made it to Bangladesh after escaping violence in Myanmar, but their fight for freedom is not yet over

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Rohingya refugees saved after trying to cross river using jerrycans to float

Rohingya refugees saved after trying to cross river using jerrycans

Rohingya refugees saved after trying to cross river using jerrycans

It is claimed the refugees decided to swim across the river to Bangladesh after no boats arrived to transport them

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

At least 12 dead and several missing after boat carrying Rohingya refugees sinks

At least 12 dead and several missing after boat carrying Rohingya refugees sinks

At least 12 dead after boat carrying Rohingya refugees sinks

Many of the people on the boat were thought to have been children

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

United Nations condemns lack of humanitarian access to Rohingya muslims in Myanmar

United Nations condemns lack of humanitarian access to Rohingya muslims in Myanmar

United Nations condemns lack of humanitarian access to Rohingya in Myanmar

UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said it was 'unacceptable' humanitarian workers were having difficulty getting to Myanmar's Rakhine State

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Oxford award

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Oxford award

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Oxford award

Oxford City Council said it is no longer appropriate to celebrate the work of Aung San Suu Kyi due to her response to the Rohingya crisis

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

More than 40,000 Rohingya refugees may be deported from India

More than 40,000 Rohingya refugees face deportation from India

More than 40,000 Rohingya refugees face deportation from India

The government asked local authorities to identify illegal immigrants including Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar

Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Myanmar makes offer to take back Rohingya refugees

Myanmar makes offer to take back Rohingya refugees

Myanmar makes offer to take back Rohingya refugees

Thousands of Rohingya have fled the country for Bangladesh in recent weeks

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

United Nations estimates $200 million is needed for Rohingya refugees

United Nations estimates $200 million needed for Rohingya refugees

United Nations estimates $200 million needed for Rohingya refugees

The UN says the estimate is for just six months, as many Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Boat carrying Rohingya Muslims capsizes leaving five dead

Boat carrying Rohingya Muslims capsizes leaving five dead

Boat carrying Rohingya Muslims capsizes leaving five dead

Local people from the Shah Porir Dwip fishing village recovered the bodies

Monday, September 4, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

'Muslims should question why no one is defending their community in Myanmar', says George Galloway

'Muslims should question why no-one is defending their community in Myanmar', says George Galloway

'Muslims should question why no-one is defending their community in Myanmar'

George Galloway says he's shocked that no-one cares about people being murdered in Myanmar

Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Militants attack Myanmar security forces leaving 25 people dead

Militants attack Myanmar security forces leaving 25 people dead

Militants attack Myanmar security forces leaving 25 people dead

Attacks started after the Rakhine Advisory Commission released a report about how to resolve violent clashes between Buddhists and the Rohingya Muslim minority

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing, but who is she?

Aung San Suu Kyi: the fallen angel mired in ethnic cleansing claims

Aung San Suu Kyi: the fallen angel mired in ethnic cleansing claims

Aung San Suu Kyi has been criticised for the crisis in Myanmar, but she says there is no ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Muslim minorities in Myanmar subjected to torture, claims UN official

Muslim minorities in Myanmar being tortured, claims UN official

Muslim minorities in Myanmar being tortured, claims UN official

The special rapporteur for human rights from the UN in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, told the BBC the police and military are guilty of committing 'crimes against humanity' against the Muslim minority