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Lunar New Year: Xi Jinping to banish ‘ghost’ of poverty

China will banish the “ghosts” of poverty, Chinese President Xi Jinping told villagers in a poor southwestern part of the country during a traditional visit to outlying regions before the Lunar New Year.

Evidence of Rohingya mass graves uncovered in Myanmar

Scores of Rohingya villagers in Myanmar have been massacred and buried in 5 mass graves, according to an exclusive investigation by the Associated Press news agency.

Rohingya in no man’s land caught in repatriation limbo

With a barbed wire fence on one side and a putrid creek on the other, 6,000 Rohingya Muslims in a strip of land between Bangladesh and Myanmar anxiously wait to see if they will be sent back to homes few want to return to.

Rohingya villages razed despite refugee deal – HRW

Myanmar continued to destroy Rohingya villages just days after signing a refugee resettlement deal, according to a rights group.

Rex Tillerson to deliver warning in Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

In the face of widespread "atrocities" against ethnic Rohingya people in Myanmar, the United States has been cautiously stepping up pressure on that country's army, while taking care to avoid endangering the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar’s tourism in crisis amid Rohingya suffering

Fears grow as a cascade of cancellations ripples through Myanmar’s fledgling tourism industry, with shocking images of burnt villages and Muslim Rohingya fleeing army-led violence in western Rakhine state sparking global outrage.

Myanmar army probing alleged Rakhine atrocities

Myanmar's military says it is investigating its operations in violence-wracked Rakhine state, where the United Nations has accused troops of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims.

Rohingya militants say ceasefire to end on October 9

Rohingya militants whose attacks triggered an army crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state unleashing a huge wave of refugees said Saturday their one-month ceasefire would end in two days, but added they were open to peace if the government reciprocated.

Rohingya: US demands prosecution of Myanmar officials

The United States says action must be taken against Myanmar's military leaders whose operations have forced 500,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee into Bangladesh.

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

Myanmar's army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning.

Knocks for Myanmar leader Suu Kyi at UN

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been criticised and she is facing mounting international pressure for her handling of violence in Rakhine state and the Rohingya refugee crisis.

Critics circle Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's Nobel Peace Prize winning Aung San Suu Kyi is facing intense scrutiny for her role in the plight of her nation's Rohingya population.


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