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Rohingya people: Ethnic minority in Myanmar
The Rohingya people are a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group who predominantly follow Islam and reside in Rakhine State, Myanmar. There were an estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar before the 2016–17 crisis. Described by the United Nations in 2013 as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, the Rohingya population is denied citizenship under the 1982 Myanmar nationality law. They are also restricted from freedom of movement, state education and civil service jobs. The legal conditions faced by the Rohingya in Myanmar have been widely compared to apartheid by many international academics, analysts and political figures, including Nobel laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu, a South African anti-apartheid activist.

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Dozens of Rohingya face charges for illegal travel in Myanmar after fleeing Rakhine state

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims, including two children, appeared in court in Myanmar on Friday, the latest group to face charges after attempting to flee conflict-torn Rakhine state.
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Myanmar to court-martial more troops over Rohingya crackdown, army says

Myanmar's army said in a statement on Friday it would hold more court-martials over alleged abuses against Rohingya Muslims, after a government-appointed commission said soldiers committed war crimes..
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Rohingya refugees die after boat capsizes off Bangladesh [Video]Rohingya refugees die after boat capsizes off Bangladesh

Seventy people rescued after overcrowded boat heading for Malaysia sank in Bay of Bengal, officials say.

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Myanmar Shelling Kills Two Women, Injures Seven Rohingya [Video]Myanmar Shelling Kills Two Women, Injures Seven Rohingya

Two women were killed and seven other people were wounded when shells hit a Rohingya village in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Saturday. The shelling came two days after the United Nations’ highest..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Civilian deaths as Myanmar army shells Rohingya village [Video]Civilian deaths as Myanmar army shells Rohingya village

At least two people have been killed in Myanmar after troops fired shells into a Rohingya village.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:39Published

Will Myanmar respect ICJ order to protect Rohingya from genocide? [Video]Will Myanmar respect ICJ order to protect Rohingya from genocide?

Experts celebrate landmark ruling but have little hope that gov't which denies genocide will prevent further violence.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:10Published

'Justice served': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling [Video]'Justice served': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling

UN top court's order asking Myanmar to prevent further genocide of mainly Muslim Rohingya cheered at Cox's Bazar camps.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya [Video]ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya

Top UN court finds 'irreparable damage' caused to Rohingya; orders Myanmar to take steps to prevent genocide.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:26Published

Myanmar ordered to end abuses against Rohingya [Video]Myanmar ordered to end abuses against Rohingya

They have also ordered the government to protect all evidence for a potential genocide trial.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:57Published

Myanmar braces for Rohingya genocide ruling by UN court [Video]Myanmar braces for Rohingya genocide ruling by UN court

Myanmar braces for Rohingya genocide ruling by UN court

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:45Published

Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road [Video]Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:23Published

 

Dozens of Rohingya refugees missing, 15 confirmed dead after boat capsizes

Dozens of Rohingya refugees were missing and 15 confirmed dead on Tuesday after a ship carrying about 130 people capsized in the Bay of Bengal while trying to reach Malaysia, a Bangladesh coast guard..
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At least 15 Rohingya die in boat capsize, dozens missing

At least 15 Rohingya Muslim refugees died and many more were missing on Tuesday, after a ship carrying about 130 people capsized in the Bay of Bengal while trying to reach Malaysia, a Bangladesh coast..
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Two Rohingya women killed in Myanmar shelling

Two women, one pregnant, were killed and seven other people were wounded when shells hit a Rohingya village in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Saturday, Jan. 25.
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'Now they can chase their dreams': Bangladesh allows Rohingya children to study

Rohingya refugees reacted with surprise and joy on Wednesday to the news that Bangladesh would provide formal education to their children, two and a half years after they were forced to flee Myanmar.
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Myanmar already protecting Rohingya, ruling party says after world court's order

Myanmar has put in place measures to protect Rohingya Muslims, a spokesman for the ruling party said on Friday, shrugging off an order from the International Court of Justice a day earlier to stop..
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‘The gate of justice is opened’: Rohingya cheer as World Court orders Myanmar to protect them

Rohingya Muslims celebrated a decision by the International Court of Justice to order Myanmar to protect them, hovering over mobile phones in refugee camps to watch the first legal victory since a..
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World Court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from acts of genocide

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Rohingya population from atrocities, a ruling hailed as a "triumph of international justice" by the..
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Explainer: Highest U.N. court can tell states what to do - but not enforce

In ordering Myanmar on Thursday to take immediate measures to prevent atrocities against its Muslim Rohingya minority, the International Court of Justice in The Hague was handing down a binding ruling..
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World Court orders Myanmar to impose measures to protect Rohingya

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take sweeping provisional measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population and avoid acts that could constitute genocide.
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World Court says has preliminary jurisdiction in Myanmar genocide case

The International Court of Justice said on Thursday that it has jurisdiction to hear a case against Myanmar seeking emergency measures to prevent it committing genocide against its Rohingya minority.
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Myanmar leader Suu Kyi says Rohingya 'exaggerated' abuses: FT

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday that "war crimes" may have been committed against Rohingya Muslims but denied genocide, saying refugees had "exaggerated" the extent of abuses against..
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World Court to rule on emergency measures in Rohingya genocide case

The International Court of Justice on Thursday will rule on a request for emergency measures by Gambia, which has filed a case against Myanmar accusing it of genocide against the Muslim minority..
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Rohingya refugees pray for justice as court to rule in genocide case

Rohingya refugees who fled persecution and violence in Myanmar are praying for justice as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague prepares to deliver an initial verdict on Thursday in a..
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Myanmar government-appointed panel finds 'war crimes' but no 'genocide' against Rohingya

A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the..
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China struggles in new diplomatic role, trying to return Rohingya to Myanmar

In a muddy field in western Myanmar, hundreds of Chinese shipping containers fitted with single narrow windows stand in neat lines, empty of the refugees they were designed to host.
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Myanmar president hails 'historic' visit as China's Xi arrives to fanfare

Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into Myanmar on Friday for two days of talks to shore up massive infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation isolated by the West over its treatment of the..
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Rights group denounces Japan envoy for 'disturbing' comments on Myanmar Rohingya

Tokyo-based human rights activists on Wednesday decried recent remarks by Japan's ambassador to Yangon, who told local media he did not think the Myanmar military committed genocide on the Rohingya..
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Thailand asks Malaysia to help find Rohingya who escaped detention center

Thailand has asked Malaysia to help find a group of Rohingya Muslim trafficking victims who absconded from a detention center in the south of the country, Thai police said on Thursday.
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Four Rohingya children killed in blast in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Four Rohingya Muslim children were killed by a landmine explosion in Myanmar's western Rakhine state on Tuesday which the military and ethnic insurgents blamed on each other.
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Rohingya weep in Myanmar court as they face charge of illegal travel

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims including children wept in a Myanmar court on Friday as they were brought in to face charges of illegally traveling without proper documents.
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Myanmar seizes boat carrying 173 Rohingya Muslims: military spokesman

Myanmar authorities detained 173 ethnic Rohingya aboard a boat off the southern coast, authorities said on Tuesday, amid signs that more members of the Muslim minority group are making perilous sea..
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Myanmar's lawyer to critics on genocide case: Everyone has right to defense

Canadian lawyer William Schabas, an international scholar on genocide, has been criticized by friend and foe for first researching crimes against the Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar, and now defending the..
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges World Court to drop genocide case

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on World Court judges on Thursday to dismiss an accusation of genocide against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, saying its own justice system should be..
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Suu Kyi asks U.N.'s top court to drop Rohingya genocide case

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said her country's military justice system needed to be given the chance to work and asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to drop the genocide case..
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In Myanmar park, crowds gather to support Suu Kyi in Rohingya genocide hearings

Crowds have gathered for the past three evenings in a small park in downtown Myanmar's capital Yangon to hear accusations of genocide delivered thousands of miles away at the United Nation's top court..
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Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial: Gambia

Myanmar cannot be trusted to hold its soldiers accountable for alleged atrocities against its Rohingya Muslim minority, and measures to stop the violence need to be taken immediately, a lawyer..
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi back in U.N. court for final day of genocide hearing

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi returned to the International Court of Justice on Thursday to defend Myanmar against accusations it has committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim..
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Fleeing Rohingya on trial in Myanmar for 'illegal travel'

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims appeared in a Myanmar court on Wednesday to face charges of traveling illegally after they were arrested while fleeing apartheid-like conditions in the country's Rakhine..
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Demonstrations mark case against Myanmar at U.N.'s World Court

Hearings are underway at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, where Myanmar is accused of genocide against its minority Muslim Rohingya population during a 2017 military crackdown.
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Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi responds to Myanmar genocide allegations

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi responded at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Wednesday to a suit brought by Gambia alleging her country committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim..
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At top U.N. court, Suu Kyi rejects charge of Rohingya genocide as 'misleading'

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday rejected accusations of genocide committed against her country's Muslim Rohingya minority as "incomplete and misleading", and said the case should not be..
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Suu Kyi says genocide case brought against Myanmar 'misleading'

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the case brought against her country at the World Court was "incomplete and misleading" as she began her defense to accusations of genocide against the Rohingya..
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi leads genocide defense at World Court

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace prize laureate, arrived at the World Court on Wednesday, to lead her country's defense against accusations of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim..
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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at World Court

Myanmar leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi arrived on Wednesday at the International Court of Justice in The Hague shortly before her country presents its defense against a suit alleging genocide of its Rohingya..
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U.S. slaps sanctions on Myanmar military chief over Rohingya atrocities

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military leaders, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human rights abuses against..
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U.S. blacklists head of Myanmar military for alleged rights abuses against Rohingya

The United States on Tuesday blacklisted four Myanmar military leaders, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human rights abuses against the..
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Gambia asks U.N. judges to impose measures to protect Myanmar's Rohingya

Gambia on Tuesday asked the International Court of Justice to order special measures to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority of Myanmar until the case is heard in full.
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As Suu Kyi looks on, Gambia details mass rapes, killings in Myanmar

Gambia's legal team described mass rapes, the burning of families in their homes and killing of dozens of Muslim Rohingya children with knives as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the..
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As Suu Kyi looks on, Gambia asks U.N. judges to 'stop genocide' in Myanmar

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the U.N.'s International Court of Justice on Tuesday to defend her country over charges of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, as back home..
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World Court must stop genocide in Myanmar: Gambia tells Hague judges

U.N. judges at the International Court of Justice must act to stop ongoing genocide of the Muslim Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, Gambia's justice minister said on Tuesday.
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Rohingya pray for justice on eve of Myanmar genocide hearings

Members of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority prayed for justice on the eve of hearings at the U.N.'s International Court of Justice during which leader Aung San Suu Kyi will defend the country against..
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Rohingya refugees demand justice at Myanmar World Court case

Rohingya Muslims demanded Myanmar be held to account at the United Nations' top court in The Hague, where Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set to defend the country..
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Rights groups launch Myanmar boycott ahead of Hague genocide hearings

Human rights campaigners supporting Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority on Monday called for a global boycott of the country, a day before genocide hearings begin at the International Court of Justice..
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