Daily Archives: May 12, 2017

Myanmar police block a street in a neighborhood in Mingala Taungnyunt township in the commercial capital Yangon during a confrontation between Buddhists and Muslims, May 10, 2017.

Myanmar Police Arrest Seven in Yangon Scuffle Between Buddhist Nationalists And Muslims

Myanmar police arrested and charged two monks and five Buddhist nationalists on Thursday for their involvement in a confrontation in a Yangon neighborhood where they claimed that ethnic Rohingya Muslims were hiding “illegally.” Two men...
Randhawa for expediting process of deporting Rohingyas

Randhawa for expediting process of deporting Rohingyas

JAMMU: Jammu Bachao Abhiyan (JBA) expressed gratitude to the Central Government for initiating action against illegal settlement of foreigner immigrants in Jammu and Samba Districts. While addressing media persons here on Wednesday, Convenor JBA and...
President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer (photo by AFP)

Red Cross demands access to Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

An international humanitarian aid group has asked the government of Myanmar to give it access to help the Muslim Rohingya community in the county’s troubled Rakhine State. Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee...
A boy sits in a burnt area after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe

No rights for the Rohingya: Bangladesh PM words will fall upon deaf ears

IN the famous words of Hannah Arendt: “a man who is nothing but a man has lost the very qualities which make it possible for other people to treat him as a fellow man.” Such...
Suu Kyi’s failure to acknowledge the persecution of Rohingya Muslims

Suu Kyi’s failure to acknowledge the persecution of Rohingya Muslims

When Aung San Suu Kyi was finally able to collect her Nobel Peace Prize in 2012, the committee’s chairman described how her “firmness of principle” in the struggle for human rights and democracy had...
65 ethnic Rakhine Buddhist families relocated to nearby village

Myanmar closes second refugee camp in western state

A refugee camp housing displaced Buddhist families in Myanmar’s Rakhine state was closed Thursday, officials said. The camp is the second to be closed in recent weeks as part of the government’s effort to resettle...

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Rohingya refugee children shout slogans during a protest against repatriation efforts, Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.

Rohingya Shot in Camp in Myanmar

    Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...
Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
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...