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Myanmar: Mounting child death toll during Rakhine village assaults must end, urges rights expert

New York: The assaults by security forces in Myanmar on villages in Rakhine state “need to stop”, and a ceasefire should be declared immediately, said the UN independent rights expert on the situation across the country on Tuesday.

20 students injured as mortar hits primary school in Myanmar's Rakhine state

  Yangon/Xinhua/UNI: A total of 20 students were injured as a mortar fire launched by members of the Arakan Army, a local insurgent group, hit a primary school in Myanmar's Rakhine state, said a release from the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services late Thursday.

Sheikh Hasina attacks US congressman for proposal on attaching Rakhine with Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 8 (IBNS): Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday criticized US congressman for his proposal to attach Myanmar’s Rakhine State with her nation to end the Rohingya crisis, media reports said.

UN rights expert calls for civilian protection as fighting escalates between military and armed group

New York, Jan 19 (IBNS): Calling on the Myanmar Government to “immediately reverse its decision not to allow access to all humanitarian organizations”, the United Nations expert on human rights in the South-East Asian country said on Friday, that “it’s vital that assistance is able to reach those who have fled violence in the region”.

Accountability a key pillar for reconciliation in Myanmar: UN Envoy

New York, Oct 21 (IBNS): Accountability and inclusive dialogue are two important pillars for national reconciliation in Myanmar, said the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General (SESG), Christine Schraner Burgener in a statementreleased on Saturday, adding that “credible fact-finding is the first step towards accountability.”

Myanmar ‘resolutely rejects’ ICC ruling on Rakhine; voices ‘serious concerns’ over UN human rights report

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): Addressing the United Nations General Assembly’s annual debate, a minister from Myanmar “resolutely rejected” an International Criminal Court (ICC) ruling in connection with the country’s restive Rakhine state, underscoring that the tribunal has “no jurisdiction over Myanmar whatsoever.”

Myanmar: New UN envoy offers to serve ‘as a bridge’, recognizes ‘positive steps’ over Rakhine state

New York, June 22 (IBNS): Focussing on “listening to all sides” the new United Nations Special Envoy on Myanmar praised “recent positive steps” taken by the government and United Nations to try and ensure the eventual voluntary, safe and dignified return of Rohingya refugees, to their homes in Rakhine state.

Amnesty International reveals Rohingya armed group massacred scores of Hindus in Myanmar's Rakhine State

Naypyidaw: A Rohingya armed group brandishing guns and swords is responsible for at least one, and potentially a second, massacre of up to 99 Hindu women, men, and children as well as additional unlawful killings and abductions of Hindu villagers in August 2017, Amnesty International revealed on Tuesday after carrying out a detailed investigation inside Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi visits Rakhine in one-day unannounced trip

Naypyidaw, Nov 2 (IBNS): Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday visited the violence hit Rakhine state in a one-day unannounced trip, reports said.  

Crisis iCrisis in Rakhine 'decades in the making' and reaches beyond Myanmar's borders – UN rights expertn Rakhine 'decades in the making' and reaches beyond Myanmar's borders – UN rights expert

New York, Oct 27(Just Earth News): Voicing concern that hate speech and incitement to violence against Myanmar's Rohingya community has been “cultivated for decades” in the minds of the country's people, a United Nations human rights expert urged the Security Council to act strongly to resolve the crisis.