Daily Archives: August 29, 2017

Rohingya Muslims sit on the Bangladesh border as they are restricted by the members of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) from going further inside Bangladesh REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Burmese army ‘killed a baby’ in crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, villager claims

'Women and children were among the dead. Even a baby wasn't spared'   The Burmese army has been accused of carrying out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims in response to clashes with insurgents. Soldiers have allegedly shot...
BGB sends back 171 Rohingya refugees

BGB sends back 171 Rohingya refugees

As hundreds of Rohingyas continue to enter Bangladesh through different unguarded border points of Ukhia, Teknaf and Naikhyangchhari in last two days, Border Guard Bangladesh today detained 171 Rohingya refugees and sent them back. They...
Rohingyas with burns, gunshot wounds flee into Bangladesh to get treated

Rohingyas with burns, gunshot wounds flee into Bangladesh to get treated

As hundreds of Rohingyas flee violence in Myanmar's northwest, some with gunshot and burn wounds have managed to cross the border to get treated in Bangladesh. Mass escape from Rakhine Late on Sunday, nine Rohingya men...
Bangladesh pushes for joint operations on border with Myanmar forces

Bangladesh pushes for joint operations on border with Myanmar forces

Bangladesh has proposed joint operations with Myanmar forces on the border along the Rakhine state to wipe out militant and extremist forces. The foreign ministry tabled a formal proposal to the Chargé d'affaires of Myanmar...
Khaleda asks government to provide shelter to fleeing Rohingyas

Khaleda asks government to provide shelter to fleeing Rohingyas

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is concerned about the ongoing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine and has asked the government to provide shelter to the hundreds of Rohingya people fleeing persecution there. Now in London after an...
Myanmar tightens the screws on Rohingya insurgents

Myanmar tightens the screws on Rohingya insurgents

YANGON — Myanmar security forces intensified operations against Rohingya insurgents yesterday, the police and other sources said, following three days of clashes with militants in the worst violence involving Myanmar’s Muslim minority in five...
anti-Rohingya,anti-aid worker sentiment

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi uses Facebook to fuel hatred towards Rohingyas

Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been accused of inciting “anti-Rohingya and anti-aid worker sentiment” on Facebook, including a post accusing the World Food Program of feeding Muslim militants. Another post from the...
Rohingya militant group warns of 'war' against Myanmar Government; thousands flee clashes

Rohingya militant group warns of ‘war’ against Myanmar Government; thousands flee clashes

A militant group has warned of a "war" against the Myanmar Government, taking responsibility for attacks on police stations that have left more than 100 people dead. On Friday, militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation...
Rakhine residents of Rathedaung town man an intersection armed with sticks on Saturday. (AFP)

Northern Rakhine ‘under control’, says chief minister

SITTWE — The security situation in northern Rakhine State is “under control”, according to the Rakhine State chief minister, U Nyi Pu, who visited the affected area on Sunday. Security forces have conducted new "clearance...

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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...