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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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...