Daily Archives: September 4, 2017

Maldives cease all trade ties with Myanmar

Maldives cease all trade ties with Myanmar

The Maldivian government has condemned the atrocities being committed against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and ceased all trade ties with the country. A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry today said that the Maldives...
In this screenshot from a video posted on YouTube, a man identifying himself as Ataullah Abu Jununi (center), commander of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA),

Who Are the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army? : Prof. Zachary Abuza

The Rohingya insurgency is starting to gain traction. Pogroms and low-level anti-Muslim violence erupted in 2012 during Myanmar’s democratic transition. In large part this was allowed to fester because the international community was trying to...
Human Rights Watch says the army deliberately set fires in Rohingya areas in Myanmar.

Burma: Rohingya children ‘beheaded and burned alive’ as refugees continue to flood into Bangladesh...

Boris Johnson calls on Aung San Suu Kyi to help end the violence amid claims of 'genocide' and a 'pogrom' Rohingya children have been beheaded and civilians burned alive, according to witness testimony amid claims...
Rohingya boy carries a child after after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border

Rohingya Muslims flee as more than 2,600 houses burned in Myanmar’s Rakhine

COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - More than 2,600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar’s northwest in the last week, the government said on Saturday, in one of the deadliest bouts...
Saudi Arabia’s mission to the United Nations tweeted the Kingdom’s condemnation for the recent attacks on Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia condemns Myanmar’s Rohingya attacks

Saudi Arabia’s mission to the United Nations tweeted the Kingdom’s condemnation for the recent attacks on Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority. “Acting upon KSA responsibility as the leader of the Islamic Ummah. Saudi Arabia has called...
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Open letter to Pope Francis: Rohingya Muslims need your intervention

Dear Holy Father, Your Holiness, please forgive any poor observance of protocols from me, as I write this letter to you. This, is the first open letter I write to any public figure. It’s a...
Bangladesh has vowed to block new arrivals from Myanmar [Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters]

Rohingya exodus continues after 73,000 flee Myanmar

Aid officials say camps are facing 'tremendous strain' as thousands of Rohingya pour into Bangladesh every day.   Nearly 75,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh, with aid officials warning relief camps...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...