Daily Archives: September 22, 2017

Iran Seeks to Lead Islamic Nations' "Crusade" Against 'Genocide of Rohingya'

Iran Seeks to Lead Islamic Nations’ “Crusade” Against ‘Genocide of Rohingya’

Iran has stepped in to facilitate the resolution of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar by calling upon Islamic nations, most notably rich Gulf States, to demonstrate solidarity with Burmese Muslims and impose economic pressure...
FILE - Flames engulf a house in Gawdu Zara village, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar, Sept. 7, 2017. In a video, widely circulated in Myanmar, a respected Buddhist monk blamed arson incidents in Rakhine state on Muslim extremists.

In Myanmar, Conspiracy Theories Hound Rohingya Crisis Coverage

  Conspiracy theories have hounded media coverage of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, which many view as biased against the largely Buddhist country. These include allegations that Muslims have undue influence at the BBC and that...
Michael Vatikiotis is Asia director of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and author of "Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia."

The dilemma facing Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's de facto leader is caught between international and domestic pressures The speech by Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader, on Sept. 19 in which she promised immediate action on the continuing Rohingya...
A burnt house in Rakhine state of Myanmar, where majority of Rohingya live. Stringer/Reuters

The history of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya

  Some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims, a religious and ethnic minority community in Myanmar, have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August this year. The United Nations has called the Rohingya the world’s most persecuted minority group and...
At Sharparidip in Bangladesh, boats arrive from Myanmar bringing fleeing Rohingya people Credit: Kathleen Prior/Telegraph

Bangladesh’s PM at UN urges ‘safe zones’ for Myanmar’s Rohingya

  Bangladesh’s prime minister on Thursday proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a military crackdown to seek refuge in her country. "These people must be able to return...
General Min Aung Hlaing, the head of Myanmar's powerful army, has called for national unity in solving the situation in Rakhine state. (Photo: AFP)

Commentary: Pursuing Myanmar’s ‘first priority’ of constitutional change – worth the criticism and pain?

Aung San Suu Kyi needs local support more than international favour to implement the changes Myanmar needs, which is why she will not take actions that antangonise her support base, says Rhys Thompson. NAY PYI...
A protest in Peshawar in Pakistan against Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi over violence against the Rohingya. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA

Revoking Aung San Suu Kyi’s freedom of city ‘matter for city council’

FF calls on Government to propose sanctions against Myanmar over Rohingya treatment It is up to Dublin City Council to decide whether to strip Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi of the freedom...
Buddhist mob attacks Red Cross shipment destined for Rohingya Muslims as 9 aid workers die in crash

Buddhist mob attacks Red Cross shipment destined for Rohingya Muslims as 9 aid workers...

DHAKA—A truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh veered off a road and fell into a ditch Thursday morning, killing at least nine aid workers, hours after another aid shipment in...
Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait during distribution of food items near Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. Before and after satellite images released to The Associated Press show refugee camps in Bangladesh growing dramatically since Rohingya Muslims began fleeing violence last month in their nearby homeland of Myanmar. (Dar Yasin/Associated Press)

‘Dramatic expansion’ of makeshift camps for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar captured by satellite images

Most refugees without clean water, food, adequate shelter as aid workers struggle in risky terrain Massive, makeshift refugee camps are sprawling over farms and open land in southern Bangladesh as more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims...
At least nine workers died and another five were injured after a bridge in Bandarban collapsed under a Red Cross truck carrying aid to a Rohingya camp.

Buddhist protesters block aid to Muslim Rohingya

Mob in Myanmar blocks relief supplies while fatal road accident hits truck carrying food to refugees in Bangladesh. Rohingya refugees wait for aid in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Rohingya refugees wait for aid in Cox's Bazar,...

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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...