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U.S. urges Myanmar to hold security forces accountable in Rohingya crackdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Myanmar's government to take concrete steps to investigate human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims and hold accountable members of its security forces and others for any involvement in those actions, a State Department official said on Friday.

Those responsible for Myanmar crimes could face genocide charges - U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. government probe into Myanmar's campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority was not aimed at determining whether genocide or crimes against humanity had been committed, but those responsible could still be held accountable for those crimes, a top State Department official said on Thursday.

Malaysia highlights crimes against Rohingya in Rakhine State

NEW YORK: Malaysia has voiced concern over the atrocities committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar and proposed that the United Nations Security Council establish an international judicial mechanism to try those responsible for the crimes.

U.S. accuses Myanmar military of 'planned and coordinated' Rohingya atrocities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar's military waged a "well-planned and coordinated" campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the Southeast Asian nation’s Rohingya Muslim minority.

U.N. chief urges Myanmar government to free Reuters journalists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on the Myanmar government to pardon and release two imprisoned Reuters journalists as soon as possible.

Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail two journalists

HANOI: Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi says two jailed Reuters journalists can appeal their seven-year sentence and that their jailing had nothing to do with freedom of expression.

Suu Kyi defence of jailing of Reuters journalists 'unbelievable' - Haley

HANOI/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday the jailing of two Reuters journalists had nothing to do with freedom of expression and that they can appeal against their seven-year sentences, prompting a sharp rebuke from the United States.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi won't attend U.N. General Assembly - media

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the U.N. General Assembly in New York next week, media reported on Wednesday, amid growing calls for Myanmar's security forces to be held accountable for alleged crimes against Rohingya Muslims.

Bangladesh calls for pressure on Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's prime minister urged the global community, including the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), on Sunday to increase pressure on Myanmar to ensure the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown.

Myanmar sorry over Rohingya photo ‘mix up’

YANGON: The Myanmar military issued a rare apology acknowledging that two photographs it published in a book on the crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority were “published incorrectly”.