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...
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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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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...