Daily Archives: April 9, 2017

A Myanmar border police officer stands guard at the fence dividing Maungdaw Township in Rakhine State from Bangladesh.

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to consider sealing border if new crisis erupts

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to consider closing their shared border if there was a repeat of the recent Rohingya refugee crisis, a Dhaka newspaper has reported. The decision was announced on April 6 at...
Weekends at a muddy football pitch in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, 25 members of the Rohingya Football Club

Rohingya Football Club: A small club with a big dream

KUALA LUMPUR: Weekends at a muddy football pitch in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, 25 members of the Rohingya Football Club (RFC) are training hard for a national tournament, coming up in April. Rohingya...
A Rohingya man walks through the jhuggi camp in Shaheen Bagh as a woman looks on from inside her home. More than 40 families pay rent to live on the land

Retreat on Rohingya threat after outcry

OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Srinagar, April 8: The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries today backtracked on its threat to kill Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees living in Jammu after the warning triggered an outrage in...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...