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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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...