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War crimes judges will hold closed-door talks next month to discuss whether to allow the launch of a probe into the forced exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar.
A Myanmar police officer who told a court his colleagues had tried to "entrap" two Reuters journalists has been handed a prison term.
The family of a Myanmar policeman who testified in court that two Reuters reporters had been set up was evicted from their police housing a day after his evidence, his wife said.
A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to set up a Reuters reporter by handing over sensitive documents to him in a sting operation that also ensnared his colleague.
The efficient deployment of propaganda is a central tenet in the playbook used to concentrate power. Myanmar is no stranger to that playbook.
Seven soldiers in Myanmar were sentenced for their part in the extrajudicial killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men, according to a Facebook post by the army chief late on Tuesday.
Conditions in Myanmar's crisis-hit northern Rakhine state are "not conducive" to bringing back Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh, a senior U.N. official said.
Bangladesh will begin relocating around 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a desolate island off its southern coast in June, despite warnings the site is prone to violent weather.
Myanmar authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by fleeing Muslim Rohingya.
A Bangladesh official said Myanmar had approved several hundred Rohingya from a list of thousands to return to their homeland.
U.N. Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee warned on Monday that the crackdown on Myanmar's Rohingya minority bears "the hallmarks of genocide" and insisted the government should be held accountable.
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to strip Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of prestigious Elie Wiesel human rights award, accusing her of doing little to halt the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.
Myanmar is continuing its "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya with a "campaign of terror and forced starvation" in Rakhine state, a U.N. human rights envoy said.
Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh refused Tuesday to return to Myanmar without guarantees of citizenship and security.
Bangladesh Friday handed over a list of more than 8,000 Rohingya to Myanmar as it moves to kick-start their repatriation.
The United Nations will be involved in the controversial process of returning Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar, a minister said Monday.
UNHCR has identified almost 400 Rohingya households that are currently most at risk of being swept away by floods and landslides during the rainy season in Bangladesh.
Myanmar authorities have been keeping two Reuters journalists in detention for two months over their investigation of a massacre of 10 Rohingya men.
A Myanmar court on Thursday denied bail to two Reuters journalists charged under a secrecy act that could see them face up to 14...