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Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar (left) addressing the conference on Rohingya refugees in New Delhi on Friday

If Modi can think of Indian Muslims as dogs, what hope could Rohingya have:...

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar (left) addressing the conference on Rohingya refugees in New Delhi on Friday The former minister pointed out that three legislations, Passport Act, Foreigners Act and the Citizenship Act, forbade the...
Who is selling weapons to Myanmar? Most of Myanmar's military imports come from China, Russia, India, Israel and Ukraine.

Who is selling weapons to Myanmar?

Most of Myanmar's military imports come from China, Russia, India, Israel and Ukraine. The Myanmar army has shaped the country's politics and external affairs since it gained independence from the British in 1948. For more than...
Mr. Jinnah and the Rohingya - At the heart of every genocide lies a great theft

Mr. Jinnah and the Rohingya

16-Sep-17 by Akbar Ahmed The Rohingya cause is lost, lamented Dr. Wakar Uddin's father on learning of Mr. Jinnah's death in 1948. Along with a Rohingya delegation, he had met Mr. Jinnah, the Quaid-i-Azam, twice...
Four measles and 16 polio infected patients were also found in the camps

HIV positive Rohingya found in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp

An HIV positive Rohingya refugee has been identified in Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. Cox’s Bazar Civil Surgeon Dr Abdus Salam confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune. He said: “An HIV positive person...
Violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state on August 25 [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

UN: Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh exceeds 400,000

Bangladeshi leader seeks global help as Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar, overwhelming Bangladesh. More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh, the United Nations says as Bangladeshi leader heads to the US to...
Dozens of Rohingya refugees are being treated in a Bangladesh hospital for bullet wounds and blast injuries suffered in their flight from persecution in Rakhine state in Myanmar.

Hospital overwhelmed by Rohingya with lost limbs and bullet wounds

CHITTAGONG: Dozens of Rohingya refugees are being treated in a Bangladesh hospital for bullet wounds and blast injuries suffered in their flight from persecution in Rakhine state in Myanmar. Many have lost limbs and eyes...
Bangladeshi leader seeks global help as Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar, overwhelming Bangladesh.

Who are the Rohingya and what is happening in Myanmar?

HUNDREDS of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing into Bangladesh amid violent ethnic clashes that some are calling genocide. Here’s why. MYANMAR’S Rohingya Muslims have been called the world’s most persecuted minority, a people without...
Exhausted Rohingya refugees at a temporary refugee shelter in Cox's Bazar on September 9, 2017 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Police: Do not shelter or rent houses to Rohingya

Police have asked Bangladeshi citizens not to shelter or rent houses to any Rohingya refugees who are attempting to leave the camps and spread out across the country. The announcement was made through a press...
A makeshift Rohingya refugee camp on the way to Teknaf from Cox’s Bazar. (Ismail Ferdous/For The Washington Post)

‘Blood flowed in the streets’: Refugees from one Rohingya village recount days of horror

UKHIA, Bangladesh — The soldiers arrived in the Burma village just after 8 a.m., the villagers said, ready to fight a war. They fired shots in the air, and then, the villagers claim, turned their...
What prompted her to cast aside her moral authority?

Why Aung San Suu Kyi isn’t protecting the Rohingya in Burma

Burma is essentially run by one of the world’s most lauded humanitarians — a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a democracy icon. Aung San Suu Kyi, who leads the party in charge of the...

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Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

  Rohingya refugees walk by night after crossing the border from Myanmar, on the Bangladeshi shores of the Naf river in Teknaf on September 29,...
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288 Villages, Tens of Thousands of Structures Torched

Burma: New Satellite Images Confirm Mass Destruction Complete destruction of Rohingya villages in close proximity to intact Rakhine village, Maungdaw township, recorded on 21 September...
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Many Parties Complicit in Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing

  The persecution of Rohingya Muslims goes beyond religious intolerance, says Dr. Elizabeth Hurd, professor of politics at Northwestern University   I support The Real News Network...
Thousands of Rohingya refugees flee from Myanmar are kept under a tight security by Bangladeshi military after crossing the border in a rice patty field near Palang Khali, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Does Democracy’s Toehold in Myanmar Outweigh the Lives of the Rohingya?

Putting pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi could endanger her bargain with the military, but a system that allows ethnic cleansing may not be...
A Rohingya refugee woman who crossed the border from Burma a day before, carries her daughter and searches for help as they wait to receive permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue their way to the refugee camps, in Palang Khali, Bangladesh Credit: REUTERS

UN food agency withdraws Rohingya hunger report ‘at request of Burma’

  The United Nations food agency is pressing for immediate access to Burma’s troubled northern Rakhine state amid accusations that it shelved a critical report...