Saudi Arabia has long projected an image of itself as a defender of Muslims, that claim is increasingly being challenged as it now sends Rohingya refugees back to Bangladesh – a country they had fled.
Aid groups say the pace of new arrivals in Bangladesh has escalated since January 3, as India hands over more stateless Muslim refugees to Myanmar army.
The two Reuters journalists were convicted of violating the country's Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the country's crackdown against Rohingya Muslims.
Ethnic Rakhine militants launched pre-dawn raids on four police stations near Bangladesh border, Myanmar army says. Militant group Arakan Army, which wants more autonomy, says it took 14 security personnel "prisoners of war".
The UN says about 2,500 people had been driven from their homes since early December when clashes broke out between government forces and the Arakan Army, one of several groups fighting for more autonomy for ethnic minorities in Myanmar.
The country received 21 out of 27 UN condemnations for violating basic human rights of Palestinians.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is poised to win fourth term in Sunday's contest, but press freedom continues to be curtailed and the opposition leaders are jailed on whimsical grounds.
Myanmar government's steps, that include helping Buddhist settlements that replace Rohingya homes in Rakhine state, makes it increasingly difficult for the persecuted minority community to return, according to Reuters special report.
Hardline nationalist monks and Myanmar's top generals, accused by UN investigators of genocide, are among the users Facebook blacklisted this year, as a response to malicious posts, particularly against the country's Rohingya Muslims.
South Korea's May 18 Memorial Foundation says it will strip Aung San Suu Kyi of its 2004 prize because of her "indifference" to atrocities against Rohingya Muslim minority.
Social media mogul Jack Dorsey gives new meaning to the phrase 'tone deaf' by going to Myanmar and not even mentioning the Rohingya.
UN refugee agency spokeswoman says many of the Rohingya sold or lost all their possessions, including their shelters, to pay the extortionate fees to traffickers, but they were stopped at sea and returned.
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