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...

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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...