Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

YANGON, MYANMAR – MAY 31: Some 50 Muslims pray on the street to protest the closure of two Muslim religious schools in Tharkayta Township of Yangon, Myanmar on May 31, 2017 during Muslims' holy month of Ramadan.Two madrassas were chained shut in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, on April 28 after mob led by ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks pressured authority to close them which they claimed were being operated as mosques. ( KyawKyaw - Anadolu Agency )

Muslims protest closure of religious schools in Myanmar

Muslim residents in Myanmar’s largest city Wednesday protested the closure of their two religious schools as they have fewer place for worship in the month of Ramadan -- the ninth and holiest month of...
At the Rohingya camp in Kalindi Kunj. Oinam Anand

Meet Tasmida, the first Rohingya girl to take Class X Board exam in India

Tasmida’s family fled Myanmar in 2002. Her father was imprisoned for about half a year, and his boats and papers were confiscated for selling groceries and fish in villages near Myanmar's Rakhine state. When Tasmida...
Tropical storm leaves Bangladesh flooded and thousands of Rohingya refugees 'without a roof

Rohingya camps in Bangladesh destroyed by Cyclone Mora

At least seven people have died and 50 others injured by Cyclone Mora that has also left thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh waiting for help after a night in the rain. Bangladesh's border region,...
Displaced Again: 400,000 Flee as Cyclone Hits Rohingya Refugee Camps

Displaced Again: 400,000 Flee as Cyclone Hits Rohingya Refugee Camps

Bangladeshi villagers take refuge in a cyclone shelter following an evacuation by authorities in the coastal villages of the Cox's Bazar district on May 29, 2017 as Cyclone 'Mora' gradually approaches towards the coastline....

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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...