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Four killed,14 injured in car crash in eastern Myanmar

Yangon/Xinhua/UNI: Four people were killed with 14 others injured in a car crash in Myanmar's Shan State, according to a release from the Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday.

Myanmar: Departing UN rights expert still hopeful for democratic transition

New York/IBNS: An independent human rights expert said she has not given up hope for a democratic transition in Myanmar even though the country has yet to address “grave allegations” of international crimes, including possible genocide.

Top UN court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from genocide

New York/IBNS: Myanmar must take steps to protect its minority Rohingya population, the top UN court unanimously ruled on Thursday.

International Court Rules on emergency measures in Myanmar to protect Rohingya minority

Moscow/Sputnik: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on Thursday that conditions were met for emergency measures in Myanmar to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority on the request of the Gambia, obliging Myanmar to ensure that its armed units do not commit or incite genocide. In November, the Gambia initiated proceedings at the ICJ against Myanmar accusing it of committing atrocities on massive scale against the Rohingya Muslims residing within its territory.

International Court rules on emergency measures in Myanmar to protect Rohingya minority

Moscow/Sputnik: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on Thursday that conditions were met for emergency measures in Myanmar to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority on the request of the Gambia, obliging Myanmar to ensure that its armed units do not commit or incite genocide.

ICJ ruling on urgent measures in Rohingya case to be announced Jan 23: Gambia

The Hague/IBNS: The International Court of Justice is expected to announce its decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar on Jan 23, officials said on Wednesday.

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar from accusations of genocide, at top UN court

New York/IBNS: Myanmar will have “no tolerance” for human rights abuses committed in Rakhine state and will prosecute the military, if war crimes have been committed there, Aung San Suu Kyi told the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN’s main judicial body, on Wednesday.

Grenade explosion at festival in Southeastern Myanmar kills 4: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Four people were killed and another 10 sustained injuries in a grenade explosion that happened during a festival devoted to the end of the rainy season in southeastern Myanmar, local media reported on Wednesday, citing a local charity group.

Myanmar willing to repatriate ‘verified returnees’ from Bangladesh

New York: Myanmar is prioritizing the repatriation of scores of people who fled violence in northern Rakhine state for Bangladesh, a senior official from the country said on Saturday, the fifth day of debate in the UN General Assembly.

Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council

New York, Sept 17 (IBNS): Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase their identity and remove them from the country”, UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.

UN experts decry torture of Rakhine men and boys held incommunicado by Myanmar’s military

New York, Sept 4 (IBNS): Allegations of torture and ill-treatment leading to the death of ethnic Rakhine men and boys being held in incommunicado detention by Myanmar’s military, has prompted three independent UN rights experts to call for an end to the practice and for “credible, independent” investigations.

Rohingya's rally to mark second anniversary of exodus in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Aug 25 ( UNI) Thousands of Rohingya refugees held a rally at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday, marking the second anniversary of the start of the crisis that began following an offensive of Myanmar army.

Rohingya Issue: US envoy to stand beside Bangladesh government

Dhaka, Aug 25 (IBNS): US Ambassador Earl Robert Miller has said that his nation will stand beside Bangladesh in its efforts to repatriate the forcibly displaced Rohingyas to Myanmar.

Religions for Peace express serious concern for Myanmar refugees

Lindau, Germany: The Religions for Peace (RfP) leaders from Myanmar and Bangladesh held track II consultations on the refugee problem affecting the two countries at the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace today in Lindau, Germany, which concluded today. Cardinal Charles Maung Bo represented Myanmar.

Myanmar military committed ‘routine, systematic’ sexual violence against ethnic minorities, UN experts find

New York, Aug 23 (IBNS): Myanmar’s military must stop using sexual and gender-based violence to terrorize and punish ethnic minorities, according to a new report released on Thursday by the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission.