Daily Archives: May 7, 2017

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince William greet Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Meets Queen Elizabeth for Lunch

LONDON, United Kingdom—Burma leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met Britain’s Queen Elizabeth for lunch on Friday at Buckingham Palace. Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi—who serves as Burma’s foreign minister while also being...
A jetty for oil tankers is seen on Madae island, Kyaukphyu Township, Arakan State, on 7 October 2015. (Photo: Reuters)

China seeks up to 85% stake in strategic Kyaukphyu port

China is looking to take a stake of up to 85 percent in a strategically important sea port in Burma, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, in a move that could heighten tensions over...
Activists gather in front of Baitul Muqarram National Mosque after Friday prayers to demand the removal of the statute of the Greek goddess Themis from the Supreme Court premises in Dhaka on April 21

Escalating threats to secularism in Bangladesh

Prior to a recent trip to Bangladesh, I read the online Dhaka Tribune to get a feel for what is going on there, and I couldn’t help but notice a fairly high degree of...
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Rakhine party discusses federalism

The Arakan National Party (ANP) held a workshop to discuss federalism on May 5 in Yangon. Two foreign experts were also there to consult on democracy transition, the challenges of a federal union and ethnic...
With a record of almost 1,100 people drowning, suffocating or dying of hypothermia on overcrowded boats so far this year, the North Africa to Italy crossing is considered the deadliest sea passage in the world. Reuters

Bangladesh biggest source of refugees on boats

As the refugee crisis enters its fourth year, the demographics of the men, women and children arriving on Europe’s shores are undergoing an unprecedented shift, according to a report published in The Independent, UK. Syrians...

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Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
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,...