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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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,...
China denies offering cash to lure Rohingya to Myanmar

China denies offering cash to lure Rohingya to Myanmar

Rohingya refugee children play football at the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain By SM Najmus Sakib I...

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...