Daily Archives: August 28, 2017

Rohingya: Even babies were not spared by the army Residents accuse security forces of shooting 'indiscriminately' at the Muslim minority, forcing thousands to flee.

Rohingya: Even babies were not spared by the army

Residents accuse security forces of shooting 'indiscriminately' at the Muslim minority, forcing thousands to flee. The Myanmar army has been accused of carrying out extrajudicial killings in the restive Rakhine region, with residents and activists...
Habib Siddiqui Asian Tribune

Letter From America: An Open Letter to Mr. Kofi Annan

Sun, 2017-08-27 08:47 — editor By Habib Siddiqui Dear Mr. Annan, I am very disappointed with your statement, dated August 25, 2017, concerning the latest violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. You stated, “I am saddened...
Pope Francis recites the Angelus noon prayer

Pope laments “persecutions” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Pope Francis recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is decrying persecution...
Rohingya people are crossing the border at the Ghumdhum point, as they try to enter Bangladesh after heavy gunshots were heard at the Myannmar side in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on Aug 26, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

Bangladesh sends back 90 Rohingya refugees despite violence

More than 100 people have died since Friday as scores of men purportedly from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) ambushed Myanmar police posts with knives, guns and homemade explosives, killing at least a...
96 killed in Burmese clashes begun with attacks on police posts Witnesses and refugees on the border with Bangladesh said thousands were unable to leave Burma after trying to flee.

96 killed in Burmese clashes begun with attacks on police posts

Witnesses and refugees on the border with Bangladesh said thousands were unable to leave Burma after trying to flee.   The death toll from violence in western Burma which began when insurgents attacked police posts has...
Kyaw Zwa Moe: Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy

Who Can Bring Stability to Rakhine State?

The Irrawaddy discusses the recent military deployment to northern Rakhine State, seemingly at the request of the Arakan National Party. By The Irrawaddy 26 August 2017 Kyaw Zwa Moe: Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! On Aug. 8,...
A Rohingya man, who has fled a crackdown on insurgents after attacks on security forces in Myanmar, has said the army is killing civilians indiscriminately at Rakhine state.

Rohingya man recounts ‘horror’ of Myanmar Army crackdown

A Rohingya man, who has fled a crackdown on insurgents after attacks on security forces in Myanmar, has said the army is killing civilians indiscriminately at Rakhine state. Moktar Hossain, who received a bullet injury...

Violence erupts in Myanmar, Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh amid gunfire

Myanmar's northwestern Rakhine state is enraged by the noise of gunfire from neighbouring Bangladesh as fresh fight erupts in the area. Subscribe to Times Of India's Youtube channel here: http://goo.gl/WgIatu

Myanmar army ‘fires on fleeing Rohingya’ amid Rakhine clashes

In Myanmar, thousands of Rohingya Muslims are trying to flee to Bangladesh after reports that 89 people were killed in a government crackdown. Fighters in Rakhine state are being targeted by Myanmar's military, but witnesses...

Latest News

Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected

No listed Rohingya expressed willingness to return, says Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner

Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected Star Online...
Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...