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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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...