Daily Archives: September 10, 2017

Myanmar and its Rohingya Muslim Insurgency

Myanmar and its Rohingya Muslim Insurgency: Center for Strategic and International Studies

Early on the morning of August 25, armed militants from a Rohingya insurgent group in Myanmar mounted coordinated attacks on 30 government targets, including police outposts and an army base, in the northern part...
The challenge for Asean is how to deal with an issue that divides Buddhists and Muslims across the region, and calls into question its strongly held principle of non-interference.

Asia’s Palestine? Myanmar’s Rohingya: stateless, persecuted and a new cause for religious extremism

Anger towards Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya minority in Rakhine State threatens to become a lightning rod for divisions between Muslims and non-Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia and beyond. Asean ignores it at its peril   The...
fleeing Rohingya

Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire

Myanmar ‘allows rebels with wooden clubs to watch over fleeing Rohingya’ Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire last night, saying it would allow aid to reach north-western Myanmar. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) had...
The UN says 60,000 new shelters are needed

Almost 300000 Rohingya Have Fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, UN

Rohingya crisis: UN aid call as '290,000 flee' Myanmar Aid groups urgently need $77m (£58m) to help Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since violence erupted two weeks ago, the UN says. About 290,000...
A house engulfed by fire in Gawdu Tharya village near Maungdaw in Rakhine state in Myanmar last Thursday, witnessed by journalists during a media trip sponsored by the Myanmar government.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Did Rohingya set fire to their homes?

No one can say when the photos were taken, but they went viral on Myanmar's social media overnight: A group of men - some wearing Muslim prayer caps - crouching near a straw-roofed house...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...