Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

Myanmar's military has ended its counterinsurgency operations in the troubled Rakhine State, government officials said on Thursday.

Myanmar military ends crackdown against Rohingya

The office of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has said the military has formally ended its counterinsurgency operations in Rakhine. The announcement follows a UN report accusing troops of mass killings and gang...
Aung San Suu Kyi is running out of excuses for her silence on the Rohingya crisis

Military Led Investigation Team Visits Violence-hit Rohingya Regions

MAUNGDAW (Myanmar), Feb 16 (Bernama) -- The Myanmar military-led Investigation Team has recently visited Rohingya villages to investigate into the crimes against humanity allegedly committed by its own troops on the Rohingya minority population,...
Newly arrived Rohingya children warm themselves by a fire in Kutapalong

Rohingya Refugee: ‘They Cut The Bodies Into Four Pieces’

In light of a new U.N. report documenting atrocities against Rohingya in Myanmar, photojournalist Allison Joyce profiles Rohingya refugees who recently fled to Bangladesh and have harrowing stories to tell. COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH – Hasina...

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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...