Daily Archives: May 28, 2017

UNFPA provides ambulance, improves healthcare for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

UNFPA provides ambulance, improves healthcare for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

The United Nations Population Fund or UNFPA has provided a new ambulance and inaugurated the improved primary healthcare services for the Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar camps. The ambulance handed over to an NGO,...
Two police officers guard one of the closed madrasas in Thaketa Township, Rangoon, after authorities inspected the building, April 29, 2017. © 2017 Richard Weir/Human Rights Watch

Burma’s Muslims Face Long Walks to Pray during Ramadan

On the eve of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Muslims in Burma’s Thaketa Township in Rangoon will have even fewer places to pray or study their faith. Late last month, the township’s two...
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Nationalist Buddhist group gathers in Myanmar despite ban

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thousands of Buddhist monks, nuns and supporters of an ultranationalist Buddhist group gathered at an annual conference on the outskirts of Myanmar’s biggest city on Saturday despite being banned by...
ROHiNGYA MUSLIMS IN INDIA

The ‘nowhere people’: ROHiNGYA MUSLIMS IN INDIA

India, or ‘Bharat’ as we are being asked to call her, upholder of the principle of ‘Vasudaiva Kutumbakam’ (‘This world is one family’) for centuries, which takes pride in welcoming refugees from neighbouring and...
In this May 16, 2017 photo, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West

Myanmar, having warmed to the West, turns to China again

WASHINGTON – Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West when the United States helped the Southeast Asian country make the transition to a civilian government after five decades of...

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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...
India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine

India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Activists say that development projects in Rakhine will have little impact unless human rights issues are addressed India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it...
FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya woman and her baby are seen detained in a police station after a fishing boat carrying more than sixty Rohingya refugees was found beached at Rawi island in the province of Satun, June 12, 2019. (Reuters)

Dozens of Malaysia-bound Rohingyas detained in Myanmar

YANGON: Police in strife-ridden Rakhine State in western Myanmar have detained dozens of Rohingya Muslims who were seeking to get to Malaysia by boat,...