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Border patrol beefed up following increased Myanmar military presence in frontier

Border patrol beefed up following increased Myanmar military presence in frontier

Border patrol beefed up following increased Myanmar military presence in frontier “We have been preparing ourselves as history shows military presence in the Myanmar border means a possible inflow of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh,” An increased...
Human-rights groups and the international community

20 political parties urge govt to act on Rakhine issue

Twenty political parties on Monday met and signed an open letter calling on the government to use the country’s counter-terrorism law to stem the rising violence in Rakhine state. “Why doesn’t the government use the...
Choppers, tanks for use in Mayu clearance operation Myanmar Army Mayu range clearance operation

Choppers, tanks for use in Mayu clearance operation

The Myanmar Army have decided to use choppers and tanks supported by Navy personnel for Mayu range clearance operation in western Arakan, where 59 people were killed and 33 went missing by the armed...
This photo taken on July 14, 2017 shows border police standing guard at the entrance of Tinmay village, Buthidaung township, in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state. (Photo by AFP)

Taking initiatives for resolving Rohingya crisis

Mohammad Amjad Hossain Myanmar has long been persecuting Rohingya Muslims. They have been rendered stateless. Myanmar is a member of the United Nations (UN). Its leader U Thant was the third Secretary-General of the world body...

Bangladesh sees new influx of Rohingya Muslims

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh in recent days, following a fresh military build-up in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine. Rohingya community leaders said on Wednesday that at least 500 members had made...

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Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

  Rohingya refugees walk by night after crossing the border from Myanmar, on the Bangladeshi shores of the Naf river in Teknaf on September 29,...
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288 Villages, Tens of Thousands of Structures Torched

Burma: New Satellite Images Confirm Mass Destruction Complete destruction of Rohingya villages in close proximity to intact Rakhine village, Maungdaw township, recorded on 21 September...
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Many Parties Complicit in Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing

  The persecution of Rohingya Muslims goes beyond religious intolerance, says Dr. Elizabeth Hurd, professor of politics at Northwestern University   I support The Real News Network...
Thousands of Rohingya refugees flee from Myanmar are kept under a tight security by Bangladeshi military after crossing the border in a rice patty field near Palang Khali, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Does Democracy’s Toehold in Myanmar Outweigh the Lives of the Rohingya?

Putting pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi could endanger her bargain with the military, but a system that allows ethnic cleansing may not be...
A Rohingya refugee woman who crossed the border from Burma a day before, carries her daughter and searches for help as they wait to receive permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue their way to the refugee camps, in Palang Khali, Bangladesh Credit: REUTERS

UN food agency withdraws Rohingya hunger report ‘at request of Burma’

  The United Nations food agency is pressing for immediate access to Burma’s troubled northern Rakhine state amid accusations that it shelved a critical report...