Monthly Archives: July 2017

The chief editor of Kaladan Press Network dies

The chief editor of Kaladan Press Network dies

The chief editor of Kaladan Press Network, Mr. Abul Fayaz passed away on early morning of Monday (31-7-2017) at his residence. He was well known for his contributions to the Rohingya media, as well...
Suspicious tents

‘Militant’ tents found in Maungdaw

Militant tents have allegedly been found by villagers in the Mayu mountains on July 29 while they were searching for Than Htay, who went missing last week in the forest. They took photographs and...
A prominent Myanmar journalist was detained as he tried to leave the country after an ultra-nationalist group filed a suit against him, a colleague said Sunday

Myanmar reporter detained at airport

Swe WinA prominent Myanmar journalist was detained as he tried to leave the country after an ultra-nationalist group filed a suit against him, a colleague said Sunday. Swe Win, the editor of Myanmar Now, was...
A Border Guard Police officer walks past a Rohingya woman in northern Rakhine State

The ugly spectre of communal violence returns to Rakhine

A lynching in Sittwe and a defiant response to government moves against the hardline Buddhist group known as Ma Ba Tha raise concern about the possibility of fresh outbreaks of violence. AFTER A period of...
OIC chief due Wednesday; Rohingya issue on agenda

OIC chief due Wednesday; Rohingya issue on agenda

OIC chief. Photo: UNBSecretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef A Al Othaimeen is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Wednesday and will visit Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar on Friday...
Pope Francis likely to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar in late November

Pope Francis likely to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar in late November

Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church, the largest Christian Church of the world, may visit Bangladesh and Myanmar in November, Argentine news agency Telam said. Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, of Bangladesh, told cruxnow.com that a...
Former United Nations (UN) chief Kofi Annan (C), who chairs the advisory commission of Rakhine State attends a press conference during four-day visit, at Sule Shangri-la Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar on September 8, 2016.

Rights commission to submit recommendations to Myanmar

  Kofi Annan-led commission to submit recommendations in August to solve conflict between Rakhine and Rohingya groups A commission tasked with finding solutions to complicated issues in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state is scheduled to submit its...
When Conceptualizing Genocide Matters More Than Preventing It: The Persecution Of Rohingya Muslims In Myanmar

When Conceptualizing Genocide Matters More Than Preventing It: The Persecution Of Rohingya Muslims In...

The word Genocide is a 20th century neologism developed by the United Nations in the second half of the 1940s to identify a conceptual framework describing the tragedy of the Holocaust. In 1946, the...
Iranians Stage Rally in Tehran in Support of Palestinians, Rohingya Muslims

Iranians Stage Rally in Tehran in Support of Palestinians, Rohingya Muslims

Participants in the demonstration, held in Tehran after Friday prayers, decried recent Israeli attacks against Palestinians and the regime’s moves to desecrate al-Aqsa Mosque. In a statement issued at the end of the rally, the...
Thailand can do more on human trafficking

Thailand can do more on human trafficking

High-profile convictions of dozens of people, including an army general, a step in the right direction but the underlying problems remain Thailand has taken a significant step towards eliminating human smuggling and trafficking with the...
Indian MPs Worried About Rohingya Refugees in Kashmir

Indian MPs Worried About Rohingya Refugees in Kashmir

A member of the upper house of the Indian Parliament has raised security concerns over the settlement of Rohingya Muslims in and around Jammu and Ladakh regions of the Indian side of Kashmir. New Delhi...
Rohingya villagers watch as international media visit Maung Hna Ma village, Buthidaung township, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar July 14, 2017. Picture taken July 14, 2017.

New chairman appointed to U.N. mission probing Myanmar abuses

YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations' Human Rights Council has replaced the chairwoman of a team investigating allegations of killings and rape by Myanmar's security forces, it said on Thursday, amid concerns over her...

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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...