Daily Archives: September 7, 2017

Emine Erdogan is greeted at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by state foreign minister Shahriar Alam on early Thursday.

Turkey First Lady Emine Erdogan arrives in Bangladesh to meet Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar

  Turkey's First Lady Emine Erdogan has arrived in Dhaka early Thursday to meet Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. A special aircraft carrying her and her entourage that includes the foreign...
Hackers target govt websites in cyber spillover from Arakan crisis

Hackers target govt websites in cyber spillover from Arakan crisis

Hackers targeted several government websites this week, according to state media, apparently in retaliation for Burma’s treatment of the country’s Muslim minority, as international attention on the plight of the Rohingya in northern Arakan...
First aid allowed in region, sent by Turkey, reaches Rohingya

First aid allowed in region, sent by Turkey, reaches Rohingya

The initial delivery of 1,000 tons of humanitarian aid that has reached Bangladesh will be followed by 10,000 tons more aid The first shipment of Turkey’s humanitarian aid, facilitated by aid agency TİKA, to Rohingya...
Sep 8 to be observed as ‘solidarity day’ with Rohingya Muslims: Mirwaiz

Sep 8 to be observed as ‘solidarity day’ with Rohingya Muslims: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, Sep 05: Condemning the killings and persecution of Rohingya Muslims, Hurriyat (M) chairman and chief cleric of Kashmir, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said that September 8 will be observed as “Solidarity Day”...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the meeting of ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party provincial heads at the AK Party Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey on September 6, 2017. (Okan Özer - Anadolu Agency)

Rohingya plight fed by calculations: Turkish president

On latest North Korean nuclear test, Recep Tayyip Erdogan says nobody wins in battles of weapons of mass destruction Turkey’s president said on Wednesday that “different calculations” had kept the Rohingya plight alive for many...
Indonesian Muslims staged the angry protest against Myanmar's persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority and calling for the government to take a tougher stance against it.

The Latest: Myanmar official: Insurgents seek separate state

  KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state and the resulting flood of ethnic Rohingya refugees into neighboring Bangladesh (all times local): 6 p.m. The Myanmar government's top security adviser says an...
A Rohingya Muslim helps his elderly family member and child as they arrive at a refugee camp on the Bangladesh side of the border Tuesday. The man said he lost several family members in Myanmar.

Students protest in support of Rohingya Muslims

On Monday, similar protests were held in Tral town. Srinagar—Students in Kulgam and Pulwama districts in South Kashmir took to the streets on Tuesday to denounce attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. On Monday, similar protests...
Smoke and flames in Myamar are seen from the Bangladeshi side of the border on Sunday.

I am a Rohingya Muslim, stateless I stay!

Had this been the killings of Christians or the Jewish community, whole world would have shown solidarity Muslims in Burma are facing barbaric onslaught. The images shared on social media look extremely horrific and shambolic....
A Rohingya woman rests for a moment with her children Tuesday after crossing into Bangladesh. She says she lost several members of her family in Myanmar, where a new spate of violence has sent more than 100,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing what they describe as certain death.

Rohingya Muslims: An international plea for humanity

World leaders must fulfil their humanitarian duties and responsibilities towards these people By Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi Innumerable speeches have been given on the subject of humanitarianism and the need to care for refugees. These powerful...
Take away Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel peace prize. She no longer deserves it George Monbiot

Take away Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel peace prize. She no longer deserves it...

Few of us expect much from political leaders: to do otherwise is to invite despair. But to Aung San Suu Kyi we entrusted our hopes. To mention her name was to invoke patience and...

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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...