Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

OIC presses for quick implementation of Annan commission report

OIC presses for quick implementation of Annan commission report on Rohingya

Visiting OIC Secretary General Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen has stressed the “urgency” of Myanmar’s implementation of the Annan Commission report and a clear road map for a 'sustainable solution' of the Rohingya refugee problems. In...
The visiting head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has emphasized inter-faith dialogue between Bangladeshi Muslim religious leaders and Buddhist leaders in Myanmar to bring to an end to the Rohingya crisis

OIC stresses for interfaith dialogue to resolve Rohingya crisis

Dhaka – The visiting head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has emphasized inter-faith dialogue between Bangladeshi Muslim religious leaders and Buddhist leaders in Myanmar to bring to an end to the Rohingya crisis. “The...
Stop the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

Stop the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar (Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi)

There is a verse of a poem written by the great Arab poet Abu Al-Tayyib Al-Mutanabbi more than a thousand years ago that states that some facts are undeniable. In the present day, this describes...
A Rohingya refugee girl peeks through a hole made in a plastic wall dividing the shelters at Balu Kali Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 28 February, 2017 Reuters

Burma told by World Islamic body to protect rights of Rohingya Muslim minority

Myanmar must protect the rights of its Rohingya Muslim minority, the chief of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Thursday, urging the southeast Asian nation to join hands with Muslim-majority neighbours in...
Visiting OIC Secretary General Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen has stressed the “urgency” of Myanmar’s implementation of the Annan Commission report and a clear road map for a 'sustainable solution' of the Rohingya refugee problems.

Rohingya Crisis: OIC for interfaith dialogue

Visiting OIC Secretary General Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen yesterday suggested holding an interfaith dialogue between Muslim and Buddhist religious leaders of Bangladesh and Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis. “The dialogue will help develop a...
A Burmese border guard police officer stands guard in Tin May village, part of Arakan State’s Buthidaung Township, on 14 July 2017. (Photo: Reuters)

Two shot dead, four missing in northern Arakan

Two men from Kaing Gyi village in Maungdaw Township were shot dead on Thursday morning and four women were reported missing in the latest killings and disappearances to plague northern Arakan State. “Around 8am this...
Mrs Suu Kyi is no saviour of the far East but rather a normal unprincipled politician

Aung San Suu Kyi: The Failure (By Jatin Mapara)

In late 2015, the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, was invited on a state visit to the UK in an attempt by the UK government to build closer relations with the emerging super power. The...

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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...