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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3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

YANGON, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Three soldiers have been killed with another injured in rocket attacks by an insurgent group on an anchored tugboat...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar Oct 27, 2016. REUTERS

Myanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state

d telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid heightening tensions in the region,...
Last year Mahathir Mohamad castigated Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for defending the military's crackdown on the Rohingya. (Photo: AFP/Mohd RASFAN) Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/mahathir-asean-rohingya-malaysia-11650358

PM Mahathir vows ahead of ASEAN meet to help Rohingya bound for Malaysia

BANGKOK: Malaysia's prime minister on Friday (Jun 21) vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders...
More than a million Rohingyas in the squalid refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar are living a life full of misery and hardship. (AN Photo)

Life at a Rohingya camp: An Arab News report

Rohingya youth also faced with extremely limited educational and employment prospects DHAKA, Bangladesh: It was in the evening of June 18 in Dhaka that I...
Rohingya refugees rest in a police station in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, after they were prevented from going on a sea voyage to Malaysia, May 15, 2019.

US Report: Bangladesh Ignoring Sex Trafficking of Rohingya

Bangladeshi criminal groups take Rohingya women from refugee camps at night, exploit them in sex trafficking and return them during the day, the United...