Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

By Ruma Paul and Zeba Siddiqui DHAKA/COX’S BAZAAR, Jan 16 : Bangladesh said on Tuesday it would complete the process of returning within two years many of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled a conflict in Myanmar, following a meeting of the neighbours. The bilateral repatriation plan, which Myanmar said would […]

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

By Ruma Paul and Zeba Siddiqui DHAKA/COX’S BAZAAR, Jan 16 : Bangladesh said on Tuesday it would complete the process of returning within two years many of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled a conflict in Myanmar, following a meeting of the neighbours. The bilateral repatriation plan, which Myanmar said would […]

Myanmar, Bangladesh meet amid doubts about Rohingya repatriation plan

By Krishna N. Das, Serajul Quadir and Simon Lewis DHAKA/YANGON, Jan 14 : Hamid Hussain, a 71-year-old Rohingya Muslim farmer, first fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in 1992. He went home the next year under a repatriation deal between the two neighbours, only to repeat the journey last September when violence flared once more. Officials from […]

Rohingya insurgents say 10 found in Myanmar grave “innocent civilians”

By Thu Thu Aung YANGON, Jan 13 : Rohingya Muslim insurgents said on Saturday that ten Rohingya found in a mass grave in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state last month were “innocent civilians”, and not members of their group. Myanmar’s military said earlier this week its soldiers had killed 10 captured Muslim “terrorists” during insurgent attacks […]

Myanmar prosecutor seeks Official Secrets Act charges against two Reuters reporters

By Antoni Slodkowski and Simon Lewis YANGON, Jan 10 : Myanmar prosecutors sought charges on Wednesday against two Reuters reporters under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years, the reporters’ lawyer said. Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were detained on Dec. 12 after they had been […]

Myanmar prosecutor seeks Official Secrets Act charges against two Reuters reporters

By Antoni Slodkowski and Simon Lewis YANGON, Jan 10 : Myanmar prosecutors sought charges on Wednesday against two Reuters reporters under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years, the reporters’ lawyer said. Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were detained on Dec. 12 after they had been […]