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Rohingya refugees pictured in November at Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delayed Rohingya return

By Agence France-Presse Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to a huge repatriation program for Rohingya refugees, as the deadline passed for starting the return…

An estimated 655,000 Rohingya refugees have poured across the border into Bangladesh since August, fleeing what the US and United Nations have described as ethnic cleansing

Hindu refugees eagerly await return to Myanmar

By Agence France-Presse Hindu farmer Surodhon Pal has packed his bags, eager to return to Myanmar after fleeing for Bangladesh during a wave of violence last…

Thai soldiers carry national flags as they participate in the opening ceremony of the annual joint "Cobra Gold 2010" (CG10) military exercise at U-tapao airport in Rayong province in this February 1, 2010 file photo. The United States will invite Myanmar to the world's largest multinational military field exercise, a powerful symbolic gesture toward a military with a grim human rights record and a milestone in its rapprochement with the West. Myanmar will be allowed to observe Cobra Gold, which brings together more than 10,000 American and Thai military personnel and participants from other Asian countries for joint annual manoeuvres, officials from countries participating in the exercises told Reuters. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom/Files

Myanmar invited to US-Thai military exercise

By Reuters Washington – The Myanmar military, which has been accused of ethnic cleansing against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority, has been invited back as…