Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

US calls out Myanmar in Security Council’s first ‘thematic debate’ on human rights

US calls out Myanmar in Security Council’s first ‘thematic debate’ on human rights

The UN Security Council on Tuesday held its first debate on human rights not connected to a particular conflict. The debate was initiated by US ambassador Nikki Haley, who called out the usual suspects...
The traditional view has been that the Security Council is for maintaining international peace and security, not for human rights

Former Soldier and Two Reporters Arrested For Smuggling Rohingya in Arakan State

RANGOON — A former soldier and two reporters were arrested by police at Taungpon Gyi border checkpoint in southern Arakan State along with the three Rohingya men who they are accused of smuggling from...
The Plight of a Rohingya Family Divided by Their Search for a Better Future

The Plight of a Rohingya Family Divided by Their Search for a Better Future

THET KEL PYIN, Myanmar, Apr 19 (EFE).- Jamal Husein weeps as he gazes at his mobile phone screen, the faces of his wife and children looking back at him from a displaced persons camp...
Screams of Burnt-alive Rohingya Children Echoed

Screams of Burnt-alive Rohingya Children Echoed – A Decisive Call to the Collective Conscience...

Rohingyas’ desperate children are on their knees before the collective conscience of the world – the UN, the governments and the entire humanity—‘begging-for-their-lives’—They’re not, but like our own kids! “And, if by now we fail,...
The jade and timber are almost gone

China’s interest in a peacekeeping role is new, but its objectives haven’t changed

REUTERS/Jason Lee China’s interest in a peacekeeping role is new, but its objectives haven’t changed. “China doesn’t want an escalation in fighting, but it also doesn’t want a Western-funded peace process bringing international monitors and...

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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...