Daily Archives: March 1, 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi requested that the US not use the term Rohingya

Is Rohingya persecution caused by business interests rather than religion?

Both Buddhist and Muslim smallholders have been victims of corporate land grabs in Myanmar. Is the focus on religion just a distraction? In the last four years Myanmar’s Rohingya, a centuries-old Muslim minority group, have...
Rohingya Muslim children play inside Thet Kal Pyin displacement camp in Sittwe, western Myanmar's Rakhine state

Myanmar’s Decision to Give Some Muslims Official IDs Stirs Protest

Around 600 people in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state have protested a government decision to give 53 Muslims official identification cards, saying the move was illegal. The protests on Monday in Sittwe and Maungdaw underscore the...
Rohingya Muslim boys stand at U Shey Kya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar

Turkey sends aid to Rohingya Muslims

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said Monday that it had delivered food to 18,500 displaced Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar this month. The aid, including rice; oil; beans; salt and spices, was distributed in...

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Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...
3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

The arrest of three people of a minority community on Saturday sparked tension in the twin cities ahead of Bakrid and Ganesh Chaturthi. However,...