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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Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected

No listed Rohingya expressed willingness to return, says Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner

Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam talks with journalists at a Rohingya Camp in Teknaf of August 22, 2019. Photo: collected Star Online...
Rohingya Muslims at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

“I will kill … my entire family if I am forced to leave’: Panic...

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Plans for a second attempt at repatriating Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar have spread panic in the world’s largest refugee...
A Rohingya refugee carries a placard that says "We never return" at a protest against an earlier disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf on November 15, 2018. (AFP)

Myanmar and Bangladesh to try repatriation again with 3,454 Rohingya

Myanmar authorities will accept up to 300 people a day in two camps for displaced people. The first attempt at voluntary refugee repatriation failed...
Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...