Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

Boats full of people continue to arrive along the shores of the Naf River as Rohingya come in the safety of darkness September 30, on Shah Porir Dwip island, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Over a half a million Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in Rakhine state causing a humanitarian crisis in the region with continued challenges for aid agencies. Paula Bronstein/Getty

Why Is Facebook Censoring Rohingya Accounts of the Genocide?

Countless Rohingya refugees have tried to record the ethnic cleansing of their communities by turning to Facebook, the social network that promised to give a voice to the voiceless. Rather than finding solidarity, they face...
fellow refugees (above) erecting a shelter at an expanded camp known as Kutupalong Extension in Bangladesh.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Keeping tensions at bay in Rohingya tent city

Few people walk into a refugee camp expecting to live there forever. Certainly not Ms Roshida Begum, who fled Myanmar some 25 years ago at the age of 11. Its military regime then was...
Monks of the hard-line Ma Ba Tha sect hold yet another protest against even the presence of their 'enemies' the Rohingya people in Myanmar - and even the use of the word 'Rohingya' itself. (Reuters file photo)

Racism blinds monks to Rohingya plight

An abbot at a Buddhist temple in Bangladesh has a very simple reason for helping the Rohingya Muslims who fled for dear life from the atrocities they faced in Myanmar. "The Buddha teaches compassion for...
Sri Lanka's Buddhist monk Akmeemana Dayarathana, who led hardline nationalists in an unruly protest against 31 Rohingya Muslim asylum seekers last week, is escorted to prison bus by prison and police officers at a court in Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lanka arrests Buddhist monk after protest against Rohingya Muslims

Sri Lanka's Buddhist monk Akmeemana Dayarathana, who led hardline nationalists in an unruly protest against 31 Rohingya Muslim asylum seekers last week, is escorted to prison bus by prison and police officers at a...
Exodus Worsens Education for Rohingya Children

Exodus Worsens Education for Rohingya Children

As more than a half-million ethnic Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar into Bangladesh, education that was limited before has come to a standstill, says a Harvard doctoral student who studied the community in the region...
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali brief the media after a meeting with Myanmar minister on October 2, 2017 PID

Myanmar ready to take back the Rohingya

According to UN, at least 501, 800 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh since August 25 Myanmar has proposed to repatriate the Rohingya people who have entered Bangladesh fleeing the violence in the Rakhine State since August...
The United Nations has said the attacks carried out by the Burmese military could amount to ethnic cleansing in the Buddhist-dominated country.

Rohingya Muslims could go back to Burma, says minister

Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch out their arms to collect aid Credit: AP Photo/Dar Yasin   A Burmese minister on Monday proposed taking back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims...
Burma Foreign Minister Kyaw Tin, left, shakes hands with his Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali before their meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday. A.H. Mahmud Ali said that Burma “has made proposals for taking back Rohingya refugees.” (A.M. Ahad/AP)

Burma ‘makes proposal’ to take back Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh

More than half a million Rohingya have fled from the region to Bangladesh in just over a month, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades. YANGON, BURMA—Burma authorities took foreign diplomats and United...
Members of the police special forces take their position and guard around the scene of a car bomb blast in front of The High Court in downtown Cairo, March 2, 2015. At least eight people were wounded in an explosion near a top court building in central Cairo on Monday, security sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

‘Hasm’ Claims Responsibility for Myanmar Embassy Attack in Cairo

The Hasm militant group claimed responsibility, on Sunday, for a small explosion targeting the Embassy of Myanmar in Cairo. An explosion was heard in Cairo’s Zamalek district on Saturday. Security sources at the Interior Ministry said...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...