Daily Archives: May 3, 2017

Rampant nationalism in Myanmar leaves Rohingya without allies

Rampant nationalism in Myanmar leaves Rohingya without allies

Animosity toward the Muslim Rohingya minority runs deep in Myanmar, even infecting local NGOs that claim to oppose human rights abuses Opinion by Sean Gleeson Nearly 100,000 people, overwhelmingly from the long-suffering Muslim Rohingya community, have...
Myanmar's Suu Kyi to Skip Washington Summit of Southeast Asia Foreign Ministers

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to Skip Washington Summit of Southeast Asia Foreign Ministers

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi gives a news conference with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (not pictured) in Brussels, Belgium May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal Reuters By Wa Lone and Simon...
Myanmar leader says resolution for the investigation is ‘not in keeping with what is happening on the ground’

Aung San Suu Kyi rejects UN inquiry into crimes against Rohingya

Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a decision by the UN’s rights council to investigate allegations of crimes by Myanmar’s security forces against minority Rohingya Muslims. The UN body agreed in March to dispatch a...

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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...