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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Muhammad Yunus: Aung San Suu Kyi 100 percent to blame for Rohingya plight –...

In what the United Nations has called "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", in recent weeks more than half a million majority-Muslim Rohingya have...
Yunus blames Suu Kyi for Rohingya genocide

Yunus blames Suu Kyi for Rohingya genocide

Muhammad Yunus speaks in an interview with Al Jazeera. Photo: Al Jazeera   In an interview with Al Jazeera, Nobel Peace laureate and economist Muhammad Yunus...
Under the cluster village method, around 250,000 Rohingya people can be rehabilitated on the 5,000-acre landmass of the island allocated for the rehabilitation Shahed Shafiq/Bangla Tribune

How exactly will Rohingyas be rehabilitated at Bhasan Char?

As of October 17, the UN Refugee Agency estimated that around 582,000 Rohingya people had entered Bangladesh since the latest military crackdown began in...
Newly arrived Rohingya refugees board a boat as they transfer to a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Doctors say they have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with sexual violence

Rohingya crisis: Burmese soldiers are raping and murdering Muslims today, warns UN Burmese soldiers are continuing to rape and murder Rohingya Muslims in the country’s...
A Rohingya man carries his baby in a basket as he arrives in Tuangiri, Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Sept. 12, 2017.

Sen. Young: More action needed to stop Rohingya ethnic cleansing

US. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) drafted a bipartisan letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley regarding the...