Daily Archives: September 8, 2017

Bangladesh Accuses Myanmar of Mining Its Border

270,000 Rohingya Muslims cross into Bangladesh: UN

As camps in Bangladesh fill beyond capacity refugees erect makeshift shelters on streets   More than a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh, in the last two weeks, to escape persecution in...
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The Stream – Who will save the Rohingya?

They’re described by many as the most persecuted people on earth and despite calls for help, the situation seems to be getting worse for Myanmar’s Rohingya population. Over the past two weeks, roughly 150,000...
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The Rohingya, fleeing for their lives in Myanmar, head for Bangladesh

Myanmar's government forces are reportedly carrying out new attacks on the Rohingya, a Muslim minority considered one of the most persecuted groups in the world.
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What’s Myanmar’s government doing to end the Rohingya crisis?

The UN secretary-general has called on the government of Myanmar to end what he calls the 'vicious cycle of violence'. At least 164-thousand Muslim Rohingya have crossed the border into Bangladesh. They're escaping from...
Around 164,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh in the last fortnight to escape fighting in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the UN says.

UN says more than 250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh (Updated: 08 Sep 2017...

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: More than a quarter of a million mostly Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh, the United Nations said on Thursday (Sep 7), as bodies washed up after boats sank...
UN says more than 250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh

Massacre at Tula Toli: Rohingya recall horror of Myanmar army attack

  Exclusive: Villagers who fled attack and crossed border into Bangladesh recall seeing their family and neighbours killed It was the fast-flowing river that doomed the inhabitants of Tula Toli. Snaking around the remote village on three...
Their anti-Muslim rhetoric poses a challenge for everyone from Aung San Suu Kyi to Pope Francis. Buddhist ultranationalist monks from the Ma Ba Tha group attend a meeting to celebrate their anniversary with a nationwide conference in Yangon on May 27, 2017.

Can Anyone Stop Burma’s Hardline Buddhist Monks?

Even by the standards of Burma’s Rakhine State, which has seen its share of tragedy, the violence of the past two weeks has been staggering. Militants from the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority stormed police...
Cyber 71 hacks website of Myanmar President

‘Cyber 71’ hacks website of Myanmar President

AA Correspondent A hacking group of Bangladesh called "Cyber 71" has reportedly hacked the official website of Myanmar's President. According to relevant sources, Cyber 71 has done it jointly with Indonesian hackers. Websites which have been...
Rohingya violence: Calls for Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize to be withdrawn over Burma crisis

Petition calls for removal of Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize

Hundreds of thousands sign petition demanding Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize be rescinded Petition slams Suu Kyi's silence on the violence committed against Rohingya Muslims, saying only those who are serious about keeping...
According to the UN office in Cox's Bazaar, over 164,000 refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since August 25 [Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters]

Rohingya warn of ‘another Srebrenica’ if violence rages

Members of Myanmar's Muslim minority urge international community to stop a 'targeted military campaign' against them. Rohingya Muslims are warning that unless the international community takes a firm stance against the violence in Myanmar, the...
In this image made from video, fires occur in Gawdu Zara village, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Journalists saw new fires burning Thursday in the village that had been abandoned by Rohingya Muslims, and where pages from thThe Associated Press

New fires in empty Rohingya village challenge Myanmar claims

  Journalists saw new fires burning Thursday in a Myanmar village that had been abandoned by Rohingya Muslims, and pages ripped from Islamic texts that were left on the ground. That intensifies doubts about government...
First Lady Emine Erdoğan arrives in Bangladesh to visit Rohingya refugee camp in Cox Bazaar (AA Photo)

Turkey to stand beside Rohingyas: Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan

Visiting Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan today affirmed that the government of Turkey will stand beside the Rohingyas, who have fled to Bangladesh in the face of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar's Rakhine. Emine Erdogan came...

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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...