Myanmar: Major ethnic groups and where they live

There are 135 ethnic groups in the country but Rohingya Muslims are rendered stateless and stripped of citizenship.

Asia Pacific

UN: Myanmar 'may be trying to expel' all Rohingya

UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar calls for international probe into abuses against Rohingya Muslims.

Asia Pacific

Rohingya plight: UNHRC to discuss human rights abuses in Myanmar

The human rights of the Rohingya people are being discussed at the United Nations. The Special Rapporteur for Myanmar has urged the UN to establish a Commission of Inquiry into abuses committed against the minority group.

Asia Pacific

H&M orders on hold in Myanmar after factory riot

Swedish fashion brand H&M is halting orders from a troubled textile factory in Myanmar. The Chinese-owned firm was forced to stop production after rioting workers damaged the building over an industrial dispute last month.


Myanmar restricts Buddhist monk over hate speech

'Face of Buddhist terror' ordered into silence by top religious body as deepening anti-Muslim tensions rise.

Asia Pacific

Memorial held for Myanmar’s influential lawyer U Ko Ni

U Ko Ni, a legal adviser for Myanmar's ruling party and a constitutional expert, was shot dead outside Yangon's international airport in January.

Asia Pacific

Thousands flee to China to escape Myanmar violence

China gives 'humanitarian assistance' to Myanmar residents seeking refuge from clashes between army and rebel groups.

Asia Pacific

Myanmar 'unlikely' to face UN probe on Rohingya abuses

Contrary to the UN Human Rights Council proposals, EU diplomats say they prefer existing mechanism to probe abuses.

Asia Pacific

Slow progress to end Myanmar's ethnic conflict

At least 30 people have been killed in fighting between security forces and rebels in Myanmar. Talks to end a decades-old internal conflict began last August with high hopes, but since then pessimism has set in.


Deadly clashes hit Myanmar's border with China

Authorities say rebels attacked Chinese-speaking Kokang region while armed group says violence was self-defence.

Asia Pacific

Malaysian aid ship for Rohingya arrives in Myanmar

Rakhine State, Myanmar - A ship from Malaysia, filled with aid for the Rohingya, has arrived in Myanmar. The ethnic minority Rohingya in Myanmar suffer frequent attacks and discrimination.

Asia Pacific

NLD party looks to gain more ground in key Myanmar by-elections

Campaigning has begun for by-elections in Myanmar, seen as a first real test of the new government and the popularity of de facto leader Aung San Syu Kyi. Nineteen seats are up for grabs.


Inside Myanmar: After the Crackdown

In 2007, Al Jazeera went undercover in Myanmar to report on monks' protests and the resulting crackdown by the military.

In the Field

The Rakhine Crisis

Can the Muslim and Buddhist communities of Rakhine State come to an understanding under Aung San Suu Kyi's rule?


The Rohingya crisis and the role of the OIC

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is not doing enough to save the Rohingya community in Myanmar.

by Abdullah al-Ahsan