Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

A refugee girl carries water jug in Kutupalong new expanded Rohingya refugee camp

NSF protests against Rohingyas, Bangladeshis

JAMMU, Apr 9: National Secular Forum today staged a strong protest demonstration against the illegal Rohingya, Bangladeshi immigrants in Jammu and urged the State Government to take immediate remedial measures to weed out these...
U Nanda Thara, left, and Khine Ni Min were arrested on 10 April 2017.

Organisers of ‘Arakan Army Cup’ arrested for unlawful association

The abbot of a local monastery and another man were arrested in Arakan State’s Mrauk Oo Township on Monday after they organised a football match dubbed the “Arakan Army Cup.” U Nanda Thara, the monk,...
Rohingya Muslim refugees in Delhi protest against the crackdown on ethnic Rohingyas in Myanmar (Burma)

Rohingya community crackdown on the cards over terror concerns: Fate of around 40,000 Rohingya...

  India is not a signatory of the UN Refugee Convention and does not grant refugee status to those in need The Rohingya people are a Muslim Indo-Aryan community from the Rakhine State of...
UNICEF official seeks release of detained Rohingya children in Myanmar

UNICEF official seeks release of detained Rohingya children in Myanmar

YANGON: A top official from the UN children's fund (UNICEF) has sought the release of Rohingya children detained in a Myanmar army crackdown on the Muslim minority, the organisation's country representative said on Monday. Children...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...