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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Professor Abdur Rob Khan

‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...