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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ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

[OPINION] Myanmar is now erasing the Rohingya’s very name

News organizations are being prohibited from using the word 'Rohingya' in their shows The tragedy of the Rohingya Muslims of Burma began with the forced...
The Kutupalong refugee camp's mosques were full on Saturday morning as Rohingya refugees prayed

Rohingya refugees mark first Eid since Myanmar crackdown

The Kutupalong refugee camp's mosques were full on Saturday morning as Rohingya refugees prayed for safety from flash floods and sudden landslides that they...
An illuminated sign for Myanmar Beer, manufactured by Myanmar Brewery Ltd, is seen above restaurants and food stalls in the Chinatown area of Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Japanese brewery gave donation to Myanmar army chief during Rohingya crisis

Japan urged to examine payment made by Kirin subsidiary at height of ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine state, which firm claims was for victims The...
Rohingya Boat People

Myanmar to Repatriate Rohingya Boat People, Return 12 to Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh sit in the rain after they and their wrecked boat washed up on a beach in Rathedaung township, western Myanmar's...
Landslides kill 12 as rain batters Rohingya refugees

Landslides kill 12 as rain batters Rohingya refugees

DHAKA: Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least 12 people Tuesday in Bangladesh near camps housing one million Rohingya refugees, officials said. Aid agencies...