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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Myanmar steps towards debt trap

By Taylor McDonald 2018-07-16 Myanmar plans to reduce the cost of the Chinese-backed Kyaukpyu special economic zone and port, cap its external debt load and avoid repeating the debts...

Lucky to have full family, many don’t

HUMAYUN KABIR BHUIYAN, back from Teknaf It was a hot and humid day with occasional drizzling. On July 1, the President of the International Committee...

The future of the stateless

Maizura Ismail 16 July 2018 The global community stood transfixed as the story of the Moo Pa football team and their coach who found themselves trapped...

In apparent test of Myanmar democracy, jailed Reuters journalists to testify in court

YANGON – Two jailed Reuters reporters on trial in Myanmar accused of obtaining secret state documents will testify in court from Monday, in a case...

Rakhine not ready to take back Rohingyas: IOM DG

International Organisation for Migration director general William Lacy Swing on Sunday said that the Myanmar authorities were not ready for taking back forcibly displaced...