Daily Archives: September 5, 2017

Why Islamic World is silent over genocide in Myanmar?

Why Islamic World is silent over genocide in Myanmar?

TEHRAN, Sep. 03 (MNA) – Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says that genocide against Muslims in Myanmar is a humanitarian catastrophe. He calls for immediate humanitarian reliefs and political and international...
Muslim medical body urges Myanmar to allow aid workers in

Muslim medical body urges Myanmar to allow aid workers in

The Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia says workers should be able to conduct their duties without fear of violence following the UN World Food Programme’s move to suspend activities to help Rohingya refugees. PETALING JAYA:...
A Muslim woman shouts slogans as she holds up a poster bearing a defaced portrait of Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslim minority, outside the Myanmar's Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Hundreds of people staged the rally in the third day of protests calling for the government of the world's most populous Muslim country to take a tougher stance against persecution of the Rohingya. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Myanmar faces anger from Muslim world over Rohingya plight

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Nobel laureate and Muslim nations in Asia criticized Myanmar's persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority as thousands in Indonesia and elsewhere staged angry protests against Aung San Suu Kyi...
A Rohingya Muslim child places a kiss on his mother's cheek as they rest after having crossed over from Myanmar to the Bangladesh side of the border near Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. Tens of thousands more people have crossed by boat and on foot into Bangladesh in the last 24 hours as they flee violence in western Myanmar, the UNHCR said Saturday.

Children being burned alive in Burma

ROHINGYA children have been beheaded and civilians burned alive, according to witness testimony amid claims that Burma's military and paramilitary forces are committing "genocide" or a "pogrom" against the Muslim minority in the country's...
Protests in Tral, Pulwama against killing of Rohingya Muslims Greater Kashmir

Protests in Tral, Pulwama against killing of Rohingya Muslims

People from all walks of life while condemning the killing of innocent civilians, children and women by Myanmar military joined the protests. Hundreds of people Monday lodged a protest in Tral town of Pulwama district...
A Rohingya woman’s body is recovered from the Naf river in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Monday, September 4, 2017. AFP file photo

1 more Rohingya body in Naf river, toll 54

A Rohingya woman’s body was recovered from the Naf river in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar this morning. With this, a total of 54 Rohingyas so far were killed in killed in recent boat capsizes...
Tens of thousands in Russia's Chechnya rally for Rohingya

Tens of thousands in Russia’s Chechnya rally for Rohingya

Protests were held in Moscow, and in Grozny, the capital of the Russian republic of Chechnya, in support of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Burma, also known as Myanmar. The Russian government has refrained...
Rohingya refugees travel on an open-back truck near Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, on September 3.

At least 30,000 Rohingya trapped in Myanmar mountains without food

Crackdown intensified on August 25 after Myanmar police were attacked by militants UN says 73,000 Rohingya have fled across the border to Bangladesh (CNN)Tens of thousands of refugees are trapped on the border into Bangladesh without...
MOAS has rescued 7,826 people in the Mediterranean since April

Mediterranean rescue ship moves to Myanmar to save Rohingya

Image caption MOAS has rescued 7,826 people in the Mediterranean since April An organisation which says it has saved more than 40,000 people from the Mediterranean is to move its operations to Asia to help...
Nearly 90,000 Rohingya Muslims have flooded into Bangladesh in the past 10 days [Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters]

Myanmar faces international condemnation over Rohingya

A chorus of international criticism aimed at Myanmar is growing over the violence against Rohingya Muslims. Myanmar's security forces and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi have been facing international condemnation over the recent plight...
A women's group demonstrates outside the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, in protest of a crackdown against minority Rohingya Muslims. (Ed Wray / Getty Images)

From Malala to the Taliban, anger across Asia at Myanmar’s violence against Rohingya Muslims

Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia rallied for the third straight day Monday as Muslim nations across Asia voiced growing concern over Myanmar’s brutal military crackdown against its Rohingya Muslim minority. Gathering outside the Myanmar Embassy...

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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...