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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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...