Daily Archives: August 30, 2017

DICID condemns violence against Rohingya Muslims

DICID condemns violence against Rohingya Muslims

The Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) denounced the unfortunate events in Arakan province of Myanmar on Friday, after the killing of hundreds of innocent people, and after burning their villages and homes. The...
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Iran Deeply Concerned about Continued Violence against Myanmar Muslims

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has expressed Tehran’s deep concern over the continuation of inhumane and violent actions against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. “Within the framework of respect for basic human rights and dignity as an...
Don’t demonise or lecture India on move to deport Rohingyas, Kiren Rijiju tells human rights groups

Don’t demonise or lecture India on move to deport Rohingyas, Kiren Rijiju tells human...

The minister of state for home affairs said the country had been hosting the refugees even though it was not signatory to the UN Human Rights Convention. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju...
Rohingya men answer call to arms against Myanmar's forces

Rohingya men answer call to arms against Myanmar’s forces

Ayesha Begum joined the exodus of Rohingya fleeing troubled Rakhine state in recent days as fresh violence erupted between Myanmar's security forces and militants fighting for the stateless Muslim minority Heavily pregnant and confined to...
New Rohingya refugees arrive near the Kutupalang makeshift Refugee Camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, August 29, 2017 (Reuters Photo)

Britain asks for UNSC meeting on violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

The U.K. on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to convene regarding reports of mass civilian casualties after raids by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya insurgents. "Need to address long-term issues in Rakhine, urge restraint...
Turkey’s President Erdogan spoke to TRT Haber in a special interview to mark his third year in office on August 28, 2017.

Erdogan says world turning a ‘blind eye’ to plight of Rohingya Muslims

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the international community of ignoring the suffering of Myanmar’s minority Muslim community, even as the worst violence in years has broken out in Rakhine state. Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
Ethnic Rakhine people fleeing from a conflict area at the Yathae Taung township in Rakhine State in Myanmar. Photo: STR / AFP

At least 6,000 Rohingya stranded on Bangladesh border: official

COX'S BAZAAR, Bangladesh - At least 6,000 Rohingya civilians fleeing renewed violence in Myanmar are stranded near the border with Bangladesh which is blocking their entry, a senior Bangladeshi official said Tuesday, as the...
Bangladesh offers Myanmar army aid against ARSA

Bangladesh offers Myanmar army aid against ARSA

A Border Guard Bangladesh soldier stands guard by the Naf River, near the border with Rakhine State. (AFP) DHAKA — Bangladesh has proposed joint military operations with Myanmar against Rohingya militants fighting in Rakhine State,...
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Canada must stand up for suffering Rohingya: Peter Goodspeed

  Time to back peaceful, just end to ethnic turmoil as violence flares in Burma’s Rakhine state, Peter Goodspeed writes The battle has been expected and feared for weeks. As former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan...
Turkey seeks to mobilize world to end Myanmar violence

Turkey seeks to mobilize world to end Myanmar violence

Wıth around 3,000 Rohingya Muslims having fallen victim to violence in Myanmar during the last few days, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on the world not to turn a deaf ear to the humanitarian...
Nearly 3,000 Rohingya Muslims killed in the last three days

Nearly 3,000 Rohingya Muslims killed in the last three days

Between 2,000 and 3,000 Muslims were killed in Myanmar's Rakhine state in last 3 days, the European Rohingya Council (ERC) says A Rohingya woman cries with her child, after being restricted by the members of...
Rohingya Muslim villages 'burned by Burmese army'

Rohingya Muslim villages ‘burned by Burmese army’

  Satellite photos appear to show widespread burning in 10 areas Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi has accused Rohingya fighters of burning down homes and using child soldiers during a recent surge in violence in troubled...

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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...