The UN High Commissioner for Refugees says the South Sudan, Congo and Rohingya crises have raised the overall figure of forced displacements in 2017 to 68.5 million.
The memorandum of understanding promises to establish a "framework of cooperation" that aims to create conditions for "voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable" repatriation of Rohingya refugees.
The growing relationship between Israel and Myanmar does not bode well for the citizens of either country.
Scuffles broke out between riot police and demonstrators protesting against an army offensive against rebels in Kachin state which has displaced thousands.
Myanmar's army chief Min Aung Hlaing referred to the Rohingya as "Bengalis", reflecting a widespread belief in Myanmar that they are immigrants from Bangladesh.
A UN Security Council delegation visited Myanmar's Rakhine state, from where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled military-led violence, and said they hope to help the refugees return quickly and safely to their homes.
Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar's army and ethnic insurgents in the country's remote north.
The UNSC delegation will meet Myanmar's top leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the military commander before traveling to northern Rakhine state, from which about 700,000 Rohingya fled, taking refuge in Bangladesh.
Thousands of Rohingya Muslims welcome a UN Security Council team that's getting a firsthand look at the plight of refugees who have fled military-led violence in Myanmar.
UN Security Council envoys begin four-day visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar to see firsthand the aftermath of a Myanmar military crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in what the UN calls "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warns of threats to regional economic growth, citing recent trade tensions between the US and China.
The arms embargo came over "serious and systemic" human rights violations in the coutry.
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