Daily Archives: May 20, 2017

Soldiers march during a parade to mark the 69th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw on March 27, 2014. The parade commemorates the day, March 27, 1945, when independence hero General Aung San gave the command to the units of the independence army to launch a nation-wide resistance against the Japanese occupation. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY) - RTR3IRAE

Asean dangerously silent on Rohingya crisis

On April 26, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders convened a summit where they discussed “an integrated, peaceful, stable and resilient Asean Community.” One day prior to the high level meeting, Reuters released a...
Emboldened Rohingyas set up businesses

Emboldened Rohingyas set up businesses

JAMMU: Even as the alliance government headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is facing severe criticism over the issue of settlement of illegal immigrants from Myanmar in and around Jammu, unfazed and emboldened Rohingya...
Myanmar: Bad News And Worse Publicity

Myanmar: Bad News And Worse Publicity

May 18, 2017: Peace efforts in the north are not making a lot of progress and the corrupt generals who surrendered power in 2011 are not only still in business but increasingly fighting back...
Rohingya refugee workers carry bags of salt as they work in processing yard in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 12, 2017. Picture taken April 12, 2017

‘Perplexed’ Dhaka wants closer cooperation on security and refugees

A MEMBER of the Bangladesh foreign service has urged the Myanmar government to cooperate more closely with Dhaka on security and refugee issues, in the wake of the clearance operation launched by the Tatmadaw...

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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,...