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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Three Rohingya from same family killed by Bangladesh truck

  17 Jul 2018  DHAKA: A truck overturned in a Bangladeshi refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar on Monday, killing at least four refugees, three...

‘IOM to help Bangladesh repatriate Rohingyas’

Visiting Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing on Monday reaffirmed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that his organisation will...

When will world step in to alleviate Rohingya suffering?

by RAMZY BAROUD July 17, 2018 Responding to a Myanmar official’s claim that his country is not targeting Rohingya in a genocidal campaign, but is defending...

Torn apart by violence, Rohingya families connect through letters

July 17, 2018 Inside a bamboo shelter on Bangladesh’s eastern coast, 58-year-old Sait Banu held a dog-eared note from her husband. “If you find a good...

Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrives

By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Jul 17, 2018 The hill on which the young woman's shelter is being built is so unstable that the earth crumbles under...