Daily Archives: August 18, 2017

Myanmar’s military launches counter insurgency operation against Muslim terrorists

Myanmar’s military launches counter insurgency operation against Muslim terrorists

A helicopter with Senior diplomats on board from the U.N., United States, China, Britain, the European Union and India departs from Sittwe to visit the troubled Rohingya villages in the Maungdaw area in northern...
Then, in a video published on YouTube yesterday, ARSA commander-in-chief Attaullah Abu Ammar Jununi tells viewers

Rohingya rebels invite Rakhines to unite against ‘Bamar colonizing forces’

In a series of statements released this week, the Twitter account that claims to represent the Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army (ARSA) called on the ethnic Rakhine community to resist the Myanmar government’s efforts to...
A border policeman stands guard at the Kyikanpyin border station's command center in Maungdaw township, western Myanmar's Rakhine state, July 14, 2017.

Myanmar Denies Plan to Establish Buddhist Militias in Troubled Rakhine State

  Myanmar’s government on Wednesday denied reports that it would train and arm ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in the country’s troubled Rakhine state, where residents have demanded the establishment of local militias following a string of...
Tears rolled down his eyes when the septuagenarian recalled in his interaction with Mirror

Deportation threat shocks Rohingya Muslim refugees in Hyderabad: We prefer dying in India to...

Hyderabad: The news that India is firm on deporting about 40,000 Myanmar refugees has come as a great shock to the refugees staying in Hyderabad with valid documents. There are about 3,000 refugees, most of...
Human-rights groups and the international community have been rightfully skeptical of the US administration’s willingness to engage with Duterte on rights abuses

ASEAN’s fatal blind spot: human rights : Jon Connars

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is known for promising shocking solutions in his war on drugs, and the recent announcement to offer “dead or alive” bounties for each policeman accused of helping a narco-politician only...
Children belonging to Rohingya Muslim community at a refuge in Hyderabad.

If sent back forcibly, we’ll be killed: Rohingya Muslims on deportation

The Rohingya are denied citizenship in Myanmar and classified as illegal immigrants, despite claiming roots there that go back centuries, with communities marginalized and occasionally subjected to communal violence. The Centre’s decision to deport an...

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Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released...
Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

  Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going...
Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and...
People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon...
Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Rohingya girls face ‘prison-like’ conditions in refugee camps

(CNN)Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, unable to go out, deprived of education and facing prospects...