Daily Archives: July 23, 2017

A guard of honour takes part in an event marking the 70th anniversary of Martyrs' Day in Yangon on July 19

US to Myanmar: Cut Pyongyang ties

YANGON: Myanmar's military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is pressing for a complete break of all remaining links, current and former...
Myanmar still using ‘same tactics’ of oppression as junta

Myanmar still using ‘same tactics’ of oppression as junta

Yangon: Myanmar is still using the same “tactics” to silence its people as the former junta, the UN’s rights envoy said, urging the government to allow the UN to probe allegations of ethnic cleansing...
Security forces allegedly committed violence during 4-month operation, says UN rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar

Rohingya situation ‘hardly improved’: UN envoy

Human rights has worsened in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state following a four-month-long military crackdown, a UN representative said Friday. “The general situation for the Rohingya has hardly improved since my last visit in January, and...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...