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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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...