Opinion

How ethnonationalists use the UNESCO World Heritage label

Myanmar, India and China have all pursued UNESCO World Heritage status for sites of mass victimisation of minorities.

Azeezah Kanji

by Azeezah Kanji

Azeezah Kanji

Rohingya

Rohingya activists slam ASEAN's call for dialogue with Myanmar

Regional bloc accused of whitewashing Myanmar's crimes against Rohingya.

Rohingya activists slam ASEAN's call for dialogue with Myanmar

Myanmar

Rohingya suspicious as Myanmar touts repatriation plan

Refugees in Cox's Bazar question Myanmar motives amid Rakhine unrest, but some see 'breakthrough' in repatriation talks.

Rohingya suspicious as Myanmar touts repatriation plan

Inside Story

What is Myanmar offering the Rohingya to return home?

Government delegation holds repatriation talks to convince Rohingya refugees to return to Rakhine state.

Refugees

Myanmar officials hold repatriation talks with Rohingya leaders

High-level delegation from Myanmar is in Cox's Bazar to convince Rohingya refugees to return to Rakhine state.

Myanmar officials hold repatriation talks with Rohingya leaders

Rohingya

Satellite images show ongoing destruction of Rohingya settlements

Analysis shows 'minimal preparation' for return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar's northern Rakhine State.

Satellite images show ongoing destruction of Rohingya settlements

Opinion

ASEAN can no longer turn a blind eye to Myanmar's atrocities

ASEAN has a responsibility to help facilitate a repatriation process that prioritises the well-being of the Rohingya.

Eric Paulsen

by Eric Paulsen

Eric Paulsen

Asia Pacific

UN investigator calls for tougher approach on Myanmar abuses

Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee says US sanctions should be tougher and international community must step up.

Rohingya

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'.

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

Asia

Rohingya refugees: Thousands at risk from flooding

Flooding and landslides make the situation for an already vulnerable population even more precarious.

Rohingya

'Dismayed': Ex-UN boss alarmed over floods at camps

Thousands of families living in Rohingya refugee camps a at risk from flooding and landslides.

Ex-UN chief joins chorus of concern over floods at Rohingya camps

Asia Pacific

Singapore to deport Myanmar citizens for 'funding' Rakhine rebels

Men were detained for providing funding to Myanmar rebels designated a 'terrorist' organisation by the country.

Singapore to deport Myanmar citizens for 'funding' Rakhine rebels

Bangladesh

Former UN chief says Bangladesh cannot continue hosting Rohingya

Ban Ki-moon wants Myanmar to take steps to allow Rohingya to return 'without fear of persecution'.

Former UN chief says Bangladesh cannot continue hosting Rohingya

Rohingya

UN investigator reports possible new war crimes in Myanmar

Yanghee Lee tells Human Rights Council, violations taking place in Rakhine and Chin states amid communications blackout.

UN investigator reports possible new war crimes in Myanmar

Myanmar

Why the UN failed to save the Rohingya

Insiders say UN sought to downplay criticism of Myanmar and was hamstrung by China, Russia opposition to firm response.

Why the UN failed to save the Rohingya