Daily Archives: May 6, 2017

Myanmar migrants abandoned by smuggler in southern Thailand

Myanmar migrants abandoned by smuggler in southern Thailand: Police

File picture taken on May 14, 2015 of Jamal, a 37 year old Rohingya migrant from Myanmar (in white shirt), standing amongst other Rohingya migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh on a drifting boat in...
Firebrand Buddhist monk Wirathu sits in a supporter's home during a Reuters interview in Yangon, October 4, 2015

Burma: Fears grow as ultranationalist monk visits Rakhine State

FIREBRAND Buddhist-nationalist monk Ashin Wirathu has sparked concerns of religious clashes as he visits Burma’s troubled Rakhine State. The ultranationalist anti-Islam campaigner, who has compared himself to Donald Trump and is labelled by some as...
Myanmar: Displaced Rohingya at risk of ‘re-victimization’ warns UN refugee agency

Myanmar: Displaced Rohingya at risk of ‘re-victimization’ warns UN refugee agency

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News): The tens of thousands of members of Myanmar’s Rohingya community who fled inter-communal violence in north of the country and sought refuge in Bangladesh remain highly vulnerable...
In a meeting Thursday between Pope Francis and Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, the two cemented their diplomatic relationship

Vatican, Myanmar officially establish diplomatic ties

VATICAN CITY: In a meeting Thursday between Pope Francis and Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, the two cemented their diplomatic relationship, agreeing to send ambassadors to each other's countries. “The Holy See and...
Thai police find 35 Myanmar smuggling victims ‘dumped’ in the south

Thai police find 35 Myanmar smuggling victims ‘dumped’ in the south

BANGKOK (May 5): Thai police found 35 migrants from Myanmar abandoned and wandering in a southern forest on Friday, raising fears that smuggling and trafficking routes are flourishing despite a crackdown by authorities. The 28...
Burmese army raided villages in Buthidaung: 7 arrested

Burmese army raided villages in Buthidaung: 7 arrested

The Burmese security force has raided three villages of Kuirkhali, Ronfara and Tetorborfara in North Buthidaung on 4 May 2017 and detained seven innocent Rohingya youth there. According to our correspondent, a group of military...

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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...
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed from Rakhine state, in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, into Bangladesh from August last year

‘Can’t eat, can’t sleep’: Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 9 (Reuters) - For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning...
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer to take Rohingya refugees including rape victims

Bangladesh did not accept an offer by Canada to take in Rohingya refugees, including women who were raped, Canadian officials said, as the South...