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China offers Rohingyas money if they return to Myanmar: Report

A Chinese government delegation reportedly met Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, promising each refugee up to USD $6,000 if they returned to Rakhine state in Myanmar, a Bangladeshi official and refugee leaders said Tuesday. Keep reading ...

Rohingyas in Limbo as Diplomacy Falters

Diplomatic failure leaves the Rohingya refugees trapped, stateless, and vulnerable. The struggle to resolve the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hampered by a fresh wave of violence in Myanmar. Keep reading  ...

Vietnamese-Cambodian villagers forced into new homes

A total of 2,300 ethnic Vietnamese, who had been living in a floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake in Kampong Chhnang province in Cambodia, will soon be settled in their new homes with help from the government and non-government organizations. Since October the villagers, ...

8000 Rohingyas to return to Myanmar soon, FM tells ASEM Summit

Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has expressed hope that the first batch of eight thousand Rohingya people would be able to return to their original villages in Rakhine State of Myanmar soon. Citing the issue of forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals who took shelter in ...

Atrocities against Rohingyas: Asean ministers for prosecuting the culprits

Southeast Asian foreign ministers have urged Myanmar to prosecute those responsible for the brutal military crackdown on Rohingyas and give full mandate to an inquiry commission to hold accountable those responsible for the violence in Rakhine. Keep reading ...

Rohingya upset UN agreement didn’t address citizenship

Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled attacks in Myanmar said they were disappointed that a U.N. agreement signed earlier this week did not address one of their key demands: Citizenship. Most refugees say they are desperate to go home, but fear going back unless they are given ...

Eight North Korean Defectors Detained after Crossing Mekong River into Chiang Khong District of Chiang Rai

Police in Chiang Khong district of Chiang Rai have detained eight suspected (DPRK) North Korean defectors were intercepted at the Chiang Rai border, 7 women and one child Thursday while patrolling the banks of the Mekong River. Keep reading ...

Chinese Whispers in Yangon as Myanmar Weighs Rohingya Deal With UN

The Myanmar government is in a bind. In order to stave off Western sanctions for its alleged mistreatment of the Rohingya, it is considering signing a memorandum with UN agencies that would set terms for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh. But China does ...

Myanmar and UN announce deal for return of Rohingya

Myanmar’s government has announced an agreement with two UN agencies for the return of refugees who fled violence in Rakhine state, but Rohingya have expressed concerns that it does not do enough to guarantee their safety. Keep reading ...

U.S. criticizes China for shielding Myanmar from U.N. action

The United States indirectly criticized China on Monday for shielding Myanmar from strong U.N. Security Council action over a military crackdown against mainly Rohingya Muslims that the U.S. and other countries have denounced as ethnic cleansing. Keep reading ...

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