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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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...