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...
There are two fundamental reasons, which conspire to force me to see you as the best possible option for their reprieve.

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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Rohingya need an ‘autonomous region’, not repatriation

Rohingya need an 'autonomous region', not repatriation UK-based activists, who hail from opposite sides of Myanmar conflict, on why Rohingya repatriation plan is not solution. by...

Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees

Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2017 file photo, a Rohingya woman living in no man’s land washes a...
Japanese midwife on sexual abuse of Rohingya women

Bangladesh says to meet with Myanmar on Rohingya trapped at border

DHAKA (Reuters) - Representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar will meet on Tuesday to discuss the repatriation to Myanmar of more than 6,500 Rohingya Muslims...
Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh’s president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (Associated Press)

Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on...
First came the massacre. Then came the coverup.

First came the massacre. Then came the coverup

On Sept. 2, Buddhist villagers and Burmese troops killed 10 Rohingya men in the nation’s restive Rakhine state. (Reuters) By Editorial Board February 15 IN THE...