Daily Archives: August 5, 2017

The confrontation in Outt Nan village

Violence Follows Confrontation Between Villagers, Police in Rakhine

YANGON – Hundreds of people from Outt Nan village in Rakhine State’s Rathedaung Township resisted security forces on Friday when policemen attempted to arrest men suspected of being militants, according to the State Counselor’s...
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Six more villagers killed, two missing in northern Myanmar state

YANGON, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Six more villagers have been found killed by extreme terrorists with two others going missing near Kaigyi village and the Mayu mountain range in Maungtaw, Myanmar's northern Rakhine state,...
Hard-line Buddhist monks protest against the National League for Democracy government at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon

Myanmar’s Home Affairs Ministry Ready to Take on Protesting Nationalist Monks

Myanmar’s home affairs ministry signaled its willingness on Friday to “take action” against nationalist monks and their supporters who are staging sit-ins in two large cities to protest against the National League for Democracy...
Visiting Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation Dr Yousef bin Ahmad al-Othaimeen talking to newsmen in southeastern Cox’s Bazar yesterday after visiting Rohingya refugee camps

OIC to highlight brutality inflicted on Rohingya

Visiting Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) Dr Yousef bin Ahmad al-Othaimeen yesterday listened to Rohingya people’s shocking tales of brutalities carried by Myanmar army saying the world will be informed...
OIC, UN Working Together to Solve Rohingya Refugee Crisis: OIC Chief

OIC, UN Working Together to Solve Rohingya Refugee Crisis: OIC Chief

DHAKA (Reuters) - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the United Nations are working with Bangladesh's government to solve the Rohingya refugee crisis, the head of OIC said on Friday. During a visit to...
A Rohingya fisherman fixes a net in a refugee camp outside Kyaukpyu in Rakhine state, Myanmar May 18, 2017

World Islamic Body Urges Myanmar to Safeguard Rights of Rohingya Minority

Dhaka: Myanmar must protect the rights of its Rohingya Muslim minority, the chief of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Thursday, urging the government to work with neighbouring Muslim-majority countries to tackle...

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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...