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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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...