Daily Archives: May 11, 2017

Bangladesh detains Rohingya attempting boat trip to Malaysia

Bangladesh detains Rohingya attempting boat trip to Malaysia

DHAKA — Bangladesh has arrested more than a dozen Rohingya and two men accused of trying to smuggle them illegally into Malaysia by boat, police said Wednesday. The two Bangladeshis were charged with people smuggling...
Burma State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi receives Honorary Freedom of the City of London at Guildhall on May 8, 2017. Source: City of London

Aung San Suu Kyi met by protesters, criticism upon receiving Freedom of London award

BURMA’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi was met with a group of protesters and criticism by human rights groups upon being awarded an Honorary Freedom of the City of London during an official state...
A protester holds a placard as Aung San Suu Kyi visits the Guildhall in London, Britain May 8, 2017. Source: Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

Govt acts on Rohingyas: GoM set up, first meeting today

JAMMU, May 9: Acting on directions of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the State Government has set up a high-level Group of Ministers (GoMs) on the issue of illegal settlement of foreigner immigrants...

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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...