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...

Latest News

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...