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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Muhammad Yunus: Aung San Suu Kyi 100 percent to blame for Rohingya plight –...

In what the United Nations has called "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", in recent weeks more than half a million majority-Muslim Rohingya have...
Yunus blames Suu Kyi for Rohingya genocide

Yunus blames Suu Kyi for Rohingya genocide

Muhammad Yunus speaks in an interview with Al Jazeera. Photo: Al Jazeera   In an interview with Al Jazeera, Nobel Peace laureate and economist Muhammad Yunus...
Under the cluster village method, around 250,000 Rohingya people can be rehabilitated on the 5,000-acre landmass of the island allocated for the rehabilitation Shahed Shafiq/Bangla Tribune

How exactly will Rohingyas be rehabilitated at Bhasan Char?

As of October 17, the UN Refugee Agency estimated that around 582,000 Rohingya people had entered Bangladesh since the latest military crackdown began in...
Newly arrived Rohingya refugees board a boat as they transfer to a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Doctors say they have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with sexual violence

Rohingya crisis: Burmese soldiers are raping and murdering Muslims today, warns UN Burmese soldiers are continuing to rape and murder Rohingya Muslims in the country’s...
A Rohingya man carries his baby in a basket as he arrives in Tuangiri, Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Sept. 12, 2017.

Sen. Young: More action needed to stop Rohingya ethnic cleansing

US. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) drafted a bipartisan letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley regarding the...