Myanmar must back ‘credible’ Rohingya inquiry, Japanese PM tells Suu Kyi | World news

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has told Myanmar’s leader that a credible investigation into alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims is key to resolving the crisis. Abe told a joint news conference after talks with Aung San Suu Kyi that Japan would support efforts by Myanmar to accommodate Rohingya who returned home from refugee …

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: ICC begins inquiry into atrocities | World news

The chief prosecutor of the international criminal court (ICC) has announced she is launching a preliminary investigation into the deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Fatou Bensouda said in a written statement and video message on Tuesday that she had begun an inquiry – formally known as a preliminary …

Myanmar’s military must be prosecuted for Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’, UN told | World news

The UN secretary general has called for those behind the Rohingya crisis to be held accountable, urging the security council to act on what has become “one of the world’s worst humanitarian and human rights crises”. António Guterres was speaking “with a heavy heart” one day after the release of a report by UN investigators …

Aung San Suu Kyi’s response to UN report on Rohingya genocide: silence | World news

The world was waiting for her to speak. But the day after a damning UN report concluded that genocide had occurred in Myanmar under her watch, Aung San Suu Kyi used a public appearance to discuss only poetry and literature. Arriving at Yangon university 24 hours after the publication of the UN fact-finding report, which …

Myanmar court to deliver verdicts on jailed Reuters reporters | World news

A court in Myanmar is set to hand down verdicts on Monday in the case of two Reuters journalists accused of obtaining secret state documents. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, are charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison. The court in Yangon …

‘Lost generation’: Unicef warns on fate of Rohingya children | World news

Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a “lost generation”, the United Nations said on Thursday, a year after Myanmar’s army began a crackdown that has forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country. The lives and futures of more than 380,000 children in refugee camps in Bangladesh …

Gang raped and set on fire: ICC pushes to investigate Myanmar Rohingya atrocities | World news

Harrowing accounts of Rohingya women tied to trees and raped for days by Myanmar’s military and men being pushed into mass graves, doused with petrol and set alight have been sent to the international criminal court. The evidence has been sent by a coalition of Bangladesh organisations to ICC prosecutors who are pushing to investigate …

Accountability is the only way to end violence in Myanmar | World news

Three women were at their farm when they were taken by 80 soldiers belonging to Myanmar military, and were repeatedly gang-raped by the troops before eventually being released four days later. This tragically now familiar sounding story of a crime in Myanmar did not occur during the “clearance operations” following August 2017 in Myanmar’s northern …

Three Rohingya refugees killed as monsoon rains hit Cox’s Bazar | World news

At least three three Rohingya refugees have died in Cox’s Bazar after extreme monsoon rains hit the refugee camps causing lethal mudslides. A 3-year-old Rohingya boy died and his mother was injured when the mud walls of their house in Kutupalong settlement collapsed while they were sleeping. Two Rohingya refugees were killed in Balukhali camp. …