Daily Archives: May 14, 2017

ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement

ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders link arms during the opening ceremony of the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines. The softened statement comes as the current ASEAN chairman, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, seeks...
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi should accept a call by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to allow its aid workers access to people caught up in a conflict that has displaced tens of thousands.

Suu Kyi must let help in: Bangkok Post editorial column

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi should accept a call by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to allow its aid workers access to people caught up in a conflict that has displaced...
Senior monk U Thuseiktta talks to media during a press conference about a scuffle between Buddhist nationalists and Muslims in Rangoon on 11 May 2017. (PHOTO: Reuters)

Buddhist nationalists arrested following Rangoon raid on Muslims

Burmese police have arrested two radical Buddhist nationalists and are seeking several more after they clashed with Muslims in the country’s commercial capital Rangoon, underscoring the authorities’ growing concern over rising religious tensions. The arrests...
EU official to visit Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state

EU official to visit Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state

A top official from European Union is visiting Myanmar’s western Rakhine state for the first time to assess the humanitarian situation on the ground, officials said Saturday. European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management,...
As part of the UNCT Joint Programme of assistance being developed for Rohingya refugees for 2017-2018, UNICEF requires US$20.7 million for this period

UNICEF Bangladesh Humanitarian Situation Report No. 1 (May 2017)

Report from UN Children's Fund: Published on 12 May 2017 — View Original Download PDF (658.93 KB) Highlights As part of the UNCT Joint Programme of assistance being developed for Rohingya refugees for 2017-2018, UNICEF requires US$20.7...
A girl belonging to Rohingya Muslim community walks past a makeshift settlement on the outskirts of Jammu, May 6, 2017. Picture taken on May 6, 2017

India Turns on Rohingya Refugees, Seeking Their Deportation as Kashmir Boils

Jammu, India. It was around 3 a.m. when Abdul Kader was awoken by his children's screams as flames spread through their corrugated iron and wood shack and dense smoke filled the air. The 37-year-old burkha...

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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,...