Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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,...

Latest News

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,...
Human Rights Watch (press release)

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...
video

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...