Daily Archives: May 9, 2017

Ashin Wirathu, the spiritual leader of anti-Muslim, ultra-nationalist group Ma Ba Tha sits in his office inside the Masoeyein monastery. Photograph: Thomas Cristofoletti/Ruom

‘We must protect our country’: extremist Buddhists target Mandalay’s Muslims

In a cluttered room in a monastery in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second city, a group of crimson-robed monks and their followers feverishly smoke and talk. One monk wearing black, thick-rimmed glasses feeds paper into a...
State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi—in pink, right—arrives at the venue for the ceremony in which she was given the Freedom of the City of London award.

Activists Protest Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s London ‘Freedom’ Award

Activists and refugees demonstrated as State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was presented with the Freedom of the City of London award on Monday, calling the recognition “disappointing” in light of ongoing abuses...
Explosion of Handmade Bombs Kills Two in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Explosion of Handmade Bombs Kills Two in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

An accidental explosion of handmade bombs in a village in Buthidaung township of western Myanmar’s volatile Rakhine state last week killed two people and injured three others, the State Counselor’s Office said Monday. The blast...
Rohingya refugees, displaced by violence in Myanmar, at a camp in Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh. (File) Photo: UNHCR/Saiful Huq Omi

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina asks Myanmar to resolve Rohingya issue

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday iterated the call on Myanmar for resolving the Rohingya refugee issue through cooperation with Bangladesh. She asked the outgoing Myanmar ambassador Myo Myint Than to convey the message to...
Jammu’s Rohingya refugees hit by wave of hostility

Jammu’s Rohingya refugees hit by wave of hostility

By Rayan Naqash - “We were told India is a good democratic country.” That was 48-year-old Zahid Hussain’s explanation for why he and 7,000 members of Myanmar’s Rohingya ethnic group chose to flee persecution at...
To prop up humanitarian support to the displaced people from Myanmar in Cox's Bazar, Japan has provided an emergency grant-in-aid of $2 million.

Japan gives $2 million in emergency aid for Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees in a refugee camp in Teknaf, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. - Reuters file photo To prop up humanitarian support to the displaced people from Myanmar in Cox's Bazar, Japan has provided an emergency grant-in-aid...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...