Daily Archives: April 18, 2017

KIA soldiers rest near a rally at Laiza in Burma

At peace summit, Burma’s armed rebel groups call for equality

ARMED ethic groups from Burma’s (Myanmar) restive areas have collectively called on the government to accord all armed ethnic organisations with equal and dignified status, as the Southeast Asian country looks to resolve decades...
Responders at the ready as Cyclone Maarutha hits Burma

Responders at the ready as Cyclone Maarutha hits Burma

Regional authorities in Arakan State and Magwe Division say they have been busy laying preparations for any damage and destruction as a tropical storm crossed Burma’s western coastline last night. With wind speeds of between...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets Myanmar State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi doesn’t have powers to solve Rohingya crisis

Muslims in Rakhine have been at the receiving end of state-sponsored atrocities for years Human-rights abuses in Myanmar's Rakhine state have led to mounting international condemnation and calls for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry....
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Burma’s (Not) Mother Teresa

“I'm just a politician,” said Burma's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in a BBC interview last week; “I'm no Mother Teresa.” Fair enough: she has a country to run, and an army to hold...
A photo of Rashida’s son Muhammed (right), with his sister, Hosneara. (J. Owens/VOA)

Rohingya Child Disappearances Spark Trafficking Fears

A spate of disappearances among the children of displaced Rohingya in Bangladesh is raising fears the children have been abducted into the region’s human trafficking networks. In the past seven months, about 70,000 Rohingya have...

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Rohingya refugee children shout slogans during a protest against repatriation efforts, Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.

Rohingya Shot in Camp in Myanmar

    Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...
Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...