Daily Archives: August 24, 2017

Former UN secretary general submits report on conflict between Buddhists, Muslims in western state

Myanmar receives Kofi Annan report on Rakhine situation

  Former UN chief Kofi Annan on Wednesday submitted his final report on Rakhine state, where Rohingya Muslims have faced widespread abuses, to the government. Annan, whose advisory commission was appointed by State Counsellor Aung San...
Buddhists blockading Rohingya in western Myanmar, residents say

Buddhists blockading Rohingya in western Myanmar, residents say

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been blockaded inside their area by their Buddhist neighbours in a western Myanmar village, residents say, as religious tensions in troubled Rakhine state spread to a more ethnically mixed...
Pope due to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh, before Christmas: Source Pope Francis (centre) arriving for his weekly audience at the Vatican. Pope Francis (centre) arriving for his weekly audience at the Vatican.PHOTO: AFP

Pope due to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh, before Christmas

VATICAN CITY (REUTERS) - Pope Francis will almost certainly visit Myanmar and Bangladesh, two countries caught up in a crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority, before the end of the year, a senior Vatican...
In this handout photograph released by the Bangladesh Coast Guard on August 19, 2017 Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar are sitting in a boat after the coast guard stopped them on the Naf river. (Photo by AFP)

3,500 Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar for Bangladesh

Leaders of the Rohingya Muslim community in Bangladesh say at least 3,500 members have arrived in the country since Myanmar’s authorities announced a military buildup in the western state of Rakhine about ten days...
Myanmar border police patrol Buthidaung, an area in northern Rakhine state, near the border with Bangladesh [Reuters File]

Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar for Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees arrive in overcrowded camps, fearing violence after the deployment of Myanmar troops to Rakhine state. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh since Myanmar announced a military buildup in violence-hit Rakhine state...

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Three Rohingya from same family killed by Bangladesh truck

  17 Jul 2018  DHAKA: A truck overturned in a Bangladeshi refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar on Monday, killing at least four refugees, three...

‘IOM to help Bangladesh repatriate Rohingyas’

Visiting Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing on Monday reaffirmed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that his organisation will...

When will world step in to alleviate Rohingya suffering?

by RAMZY BAROUD July 17, 2018 Responding to a Myanmar official’s claim that his country is not targeting Rohingya in a genocidal campaign, but is defending...

Torn apart by violence, Rohingya families connect through letters

July 17, 2018 Inside a bamboo shelter on Bangladesh’s eastern coast, 58-year-old Sait Banu held a dog-eared note from her husband. “If you find a good...

Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrives

By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Jul 17, 2018 The hill on which the young woman's shelter is being built is so unstable that the earth crumbles under...