The return of Muslim Rohingya to Myanmar is part of a repatriation deal made between the two countries last year. But many refugees are reluctant to shift back to Myanmar where a brutal army crackdown forced tens of thousands from their homes.
The Associated Press reports that at least five mass graves have been found in the Myanmarese village of Gu Dar Pyin, as the UN special envoy on human rights in Myanmar says, "you can see it's a pattern" that has emerged with the Rohingya.
Raising concerns about the trial being held behind closed doors, Rights groups said the prosecution of the six soldiers is rare and the first step down a long road to ending military impunity.
Myanmar army chief's office admits for the first time the existence of a mass grave of the Muslim minority in Rakhine state, saying the security forces took part in the massacre of 10 Rohingya.
Over 600,000 Rohingya have had to flee awful, systematic violence at the hands of the Myanmar military, seeking refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh. Nearly two-thirds are children.
UN chief tells the Nobel laureate that displaced Rohingya should be allowed to return to their homes in Myanmar while Suu Kyi ignores journalist who asked if the Rohingya were citizens of Myanmar.
Sanctions could include visa bans and asset freezes on Myanmar officials involved in the violent treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.
Doctors and health workers report treating rape and gang rape survivors with fresh wounds among Rohingya refugees who fled brutal violence carried out by the Myanmar military.
Pakistan hosts a large number of Rohingya refugees and is arguably the most powerful Muslim country in the region. Why doesn't it pressure Myanmar on what the UN is calling an "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya minority.
Around 38,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar, UN sources say, since fighting broke out on August 25 between Rohingya insurgents and security forces in Rakhine state.
Tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya who have fled persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar have taken refuge in India. Now the country is seeking to deport them but they have nowhere to go.
A search and rescue operation is underway to determine the fate of the plane.
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