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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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...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...