Daily Archives: September 12, 2017

Roshida Haque says her 15-year-old son is unlikely to survive

Rohingya crisis: Civilians ‘maimed by landmines’

The BBC has spoken to Rohingya Muslims who suffered crippling injuries after apparently stepping on army landmines as they fled violence in Myanmar. One of them, a 15-year-old boy being treated in Bangladesh, lost both...
Myanmar committing genocide against Rohingyas: National Human Rights Commission

Myanmar committing genocide against Rohingyas: National Human Rights Commission

Myanmar is committing ‘genocide’ against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state, the chief of Bangladesh’s National Human Rights Commission has said. Kazi Reazul Hoque made the statement during a press conference on the Rohingya crisis...
Bangladesh to start biometric screening of Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh to start biometric screening of Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh has moved to start collecting biometric details of Rohingya refugees, who have fled from Myanmar's western state of Rakhine. Over the last few decades, almost half a million Rohingya Muslims have been living in...
China ambassador blames Rohingya insurgents for Myanmar crisis

China ambassador blames Rohingya insurgents for Myanmar crisis

The Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Ma Mingqiang has suggested that the Rohingya Muslim insurgents are to blame for the crisis now brewing in the Rakhine State. China is known as a longtime ally of Myanmar. He...
Erdogan urges Muslim countries to help Rohingya

Erdogan urges Muslim countries to help Rohingya

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday urged Muslim countries to “use every means available” to stop the “cruelty” perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The United Nations appealed for urgent aid to deal with a...
The Dalai Lama also expressed sadness over the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Lord Buddha Would Have Helped Rohingya Muslims, Says Dalai Lama

Nearly 3 lakh minority Rohingya Muslims have fled the violence-hit Rakhine state where the Myanmar's army has allegedly launched a crackdown following a raid by militants on August 25. The Dalai Lama also expressed sadness...
Nearly 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since the latest round of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State began in August [Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

UK activists urge end to ‘silent genocide’ of Rohingya

Campaigners call on the British government to take a stronger stance against Myanmar over violence against the Rohingya. London, UK - The lecture hall at the London Muslim Centre quickly filled up after late afternoon...
Local Bangladeshis help Rohingya Muslim refugees to disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi side of Naf river near the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf

Immigration: Rohingya refugees allowed entry into Malaysia

  Local Bangladeshis help Rohingya Muslim refugees to disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi side of Naf river near the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf on Sept 11. - AFP Local Bangladeshis help Rohingya Muslim refugees...

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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...