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 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.
The Pulitzer Prize recognises the best in print and online reporting from across the United States. The Reuters news agency was awarded best photography for its coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Myanmar’s government says it repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees, among 700,000 who fled to Bangladesh during a brutal crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state. However, Bangladesh and the UN refugee agency disputed the repatriation claim.
Reporters Wa Lone, 32 and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27 were detained in December and accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act for possessing material relating to security operations in conflict-hit Rakhine state.
Myanmar soldiers executed the 10 Muslim men in Inn Din village on September 2, before dumping their bodies into a mass grave. The bloody incident is the only atrocity to which the military has admitted during its violent crackdown in Rakhine state.
Friday marks two years since a civilian government was sworn into office in Myanmar, ending decades of complete military rule. The road to democracy since then has been rocky.
Suu Kyi was due to give a speech at Sydney's Lowy Institute on Tuesday but the institute said she had been forced to cancel as she was "not feeling well."
Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Sydney on Sunday for a special Australia-ASEAN summit, sparking human rights protests over her attitude towards Rohingya genocide.
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum says it is rescinding the award due to Aung San Suu Kyi's inaction over what it called "mounting evidence of genocide" committed by the Myanmar military against civilians from the Rohingya minority.
Reporting on the Rohingya crisis carries with it layers of complexity that often go unnoticed by the public at large. The violence faced by the Rohingya at the hands of the Myanmar government is just one part of what the community endures.
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